Connie Lee, Senior Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Advisor, E2A
As E2A’s Senior Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Advisor, Connie leverages 20 years of public health experience in reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health, HIV/AIDS, and adolescent health, including a focus on monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of programs. Prior to joining our team, Connie was a Senior M&E Advisor at Jhpiego, providing technical guidance to country teams in designing and implementing systems and procedures for project monitoring, reporting, evaluation and research, while also bringing a focus on analytics and use of data for continuous program learning. Also previously at Jhpiego, Connie served in senior project management roles responsible for project operations which required effective leadership of cross-functional teams and fostering collaboration and partnerships with diverse stakeholders. Through the University of Michigan Population Fellowship Program and the Global Health Fellowship Program, Connie lived and worked in Mozambique as Save the Children’s Youth Reproductive Health and M&E Advisor. Connie also provided technical assistance from Save the Children US headquarters as a youth health specialist, responsible for a portfolio of projects in Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa. Through professional experiences with the Women’s Commission for Refugee Women and Children, Save the Children, EngenderHealth, and the World Food Programme, Connie developed interests in addressing the reproductive health needs of refugees and the specific needs of people who are particularly vulnerable to HIV, such as orphans and other vulnerable children and youth, adolescent girls in sub-Saharan Africa, and food-insecure populations.
Connie has an MPH from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health with a concentration in Reproductive, Adolescent and Child Health. Also at Columbia University, Connie received an MIA from the School of International and Public Affairs and a BA from Columbia College. Connie is fluent in Portuguese, and has elementary level skills in French and Spanish.
When asked what E2A insight, resource, or result excites her the most, Connie says:
“E2A’s work with first-time parents in multiple contexts is exactly what’s needed to learn how to effectively address the diverse needs of young people dealing with pregnancy, childbirth, and parenting for the first time, but are often not catered to by broader reproductive and maternal health programs. The FTP Framework and a forthcoming FTP Program Guide, both informed by the experience and evidence generated by E2A, help fill this gap. These resources will be valuable resources to the health and development community by providing the necessary tools to implement programs and deliver services that help first-time parents navigate the transitions around this special time in their lives, get high quality care, and ultimately improve their health and wellbeing—as well as that of their families.”