Research Associate

Keoki Hansen is a research associate at the Institute for Veterans and Military Families, supporting in the areas of evaluation, communication, and research. Storytelling through data is at the core of Keoki’s work—and drives her commitment and passion about effectively using data to both communicate program outcomes and impacts to improve program practices.

Keoki previously served as the Director of Research and Evaluation at Big Brothers Big Sisters of America for nearly 15 years. There, she managed a myriad of research and evaluation projects, including a multi-year, multi-million-dollar, research project enhancing school-based mentoring programs, resulting in a 50% improvement in program retention. In addition, Keoki developed a nation-wide youth outcomes system, integrating data from several sources to assess program impact and ultimately, program improvements. Along with her work at IVMF, Keoki also serves as a Planning and Research Associate at Cornell University, at the Cornell College of Business, focused on student assessments and assurance of learning. Additionally, she has taught courses in research methods and statistics.

Keoki holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Castleton State College and her master’s degree in cognitive psychology from Boston College.