So what do you evaluate?

When someone asks what I do, it would be so easy if I could reply that I’m a teacher, waitress, lawyer, belly dancer or refrigerator repairwoman — anything that is self-explanatory and can be summed up in two words or less.

But instead, if I say something like “I do grant writing and evaluation,” the response is almost always “Well, what do you evaluate?”  It’s not always easy to come up with a concise answer to that question when its posed to me at a cocktail party or on an elevator. Continue reading “So what do you evaluate?”