meet nina

Nina Sabarre is the Founder and Principal Evaluator of Intention 2 Impact, LLC, a full-service evaluation and applied research firm that helps organizations and businesses align their social impact with their intended goals. Nina is known by her clients for making sense of complicated problems and distilling data to communicate actionable insights. She has eight years of experience in program evaluation and mixed-methods research in more than 25 countries.

Her experience spans from international development to local community initiatives, higher education programs, public-private partnerships, collective impact, and Fortune 100 companies.

She uses applied social science and effective communication to help clients do good & do it well.

Nina is currently pursuing her PhD in Evaluation and Applied Research at Claremont Graduate University.  She earned a Master’s degree in Political Science and Bachelor’s degrees in Political Science and Philosophy from

Virginia Tech, as well as a graduate certificate in Program Monitoring and Evaluation from American University. Her doctoral research focuses on evaluation entrepreneurship and the evaluation of cross-sector partnerships among businesses, nonprofits, and governments to affect social change.

She is a total data viz nerd, podcast junkie, bullet journalist, Hokie football fan, s’mores enthusiast, coffee shop dweller, and “why” chaser.

nina sabarre


connecting the dots

from intention to impact


evaluation services

Nina works with clients from design and data collection, to sense-making and storytelling. She collaborates with stakeholders to refine their evaluation questions, design sophisticated and tailored methodology, gather actionable data, interpret findings, and communicate results. As an independent consultant, Nina offers her services to research and evaluation firms who are looking to expand their capacity, as well as organizations seeking services from an external evaluator.

case studies

Law Enforcement Advanced Development (LEAD) Program

In collaboration with Clarus Research.

Manages a formative, utilization-focused evaluation of the Law Enforcement Advanced Development (LEAD) program implemented by the University of Southern California (USC) and Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD). LEAD is an innovative training program designed to build the capacity of LAPD officers to more effectively respond to vulnerable populations. Responsibilities include evaluation design, project management, client engagement, mixed-methods data collection and analysis, reporting and data visualization.

Evaluation is the actionable science of gathering and interpreting evidence to justify value judgments about a program or policy for purposes such as decision making, improvement, learning, and/or social betterment.




Stakeholder engagement
Logic model development
Participatory methods
Capacity building
Field management
Situational analysis
Interpersonal skills



Quantitative & qualitative research
Experimental & quasi-experimental
Surveys (CATI, CAPI, Web)
In-depth interviewing
Focus group facilitation
Content analysis
Grounded theory


Descriptive & inferential statistics

T-tests & Chi-square testing


Multiple Regression

Binary Logistic Regression

Discriminant Function Analysis

Factor Analysis


Project management
Data visualization
Questionnaire design
International research
Cross-sector partnerships


Statistical packages: SPSS, R, Stata
Microsoft Office: Word, PPT, Excel
Basic WordPress & Wix


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