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Annie Dods, MSc

Senior Research Associate

Since joining Learning for Action in 2012, Annie has played an integral role on teams by utilizing her skills in quantitative and qualitative research to support evaluation projects in a variety of fields, such as K-12 education, science and environmental education, housing, and mental health. She has a passion for presenting data with visuals such as infographics and charts within reports and reference decks. Annie has a strong background in SPSS and Excel and is heavily involved in data management and analysis in each of her projects. In addition, she provides TA on technical tools and systems to clients, develops and programs surveys into online tools, wire frames and implements design for websites, and provides support to teams by creating content for project deliverables.

Prior to joining LFA, Annie worked at Shared Intelligence, a London-based economic development consultancy. She interned at Ebenezer Howard’s Town and Country Planning Association, The San Francisco Housing Action Coalition, and Asian Neighborhood Design.

Annie is an East Bay native. She enjoys spending time with her Australian Cattle Dog/Corgi mix named Pepperjack, exploring California by motorcycle, and relaxing in Santa Cruz.


  • Bachelor of Arts, Urban Planning and Studies, San Francisco State University

  • Bachelor of Arts, Fine Arts, San Francisco State University

  • Master of Science, Housing and Regeneration, London School of Economics and Political Science

Selected Project Experience

  • Evaluation of Genentech’s Futurelab Initiative

  • Landscape Analysis for the National Park Foundation

  • The Better Results Toolkit

  • Evaluation of CoreAlign’s Leadership Development Programs

  • Evaluation of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation’s Silicon Valley Common Core Initiative

  • Evaluation of the San Francisco Department of Public Health, Behavioral Health Services’ Wellness Management and Recovery Program Pilot

  • Evaluation of Center for Effective Philanthropy Subscriber Assessment Tools