Victoria Perera

Research Associate

Victoria offers over 10 years of community-based experience in evaluation, data collection, group facilitation, and direct services. Her focus has been on violence prevention, youth development, and child and family wellness. She brings to Harder+Company strong qualitative and quantitative research skills, including: designing data collection instruments for nonprofit organizations and foundations; leading focus groups and key informant interviews with diverse populations; developing logic models; conducting qualitative data analysis and social network analysis; conducting GIS mapping; and providing evaluation technical assistance and capacity building.

Prior to Harder+Company, Victoria was an analyst in the Research and Evaluation Unit of Special Service for Groups (SSG). She also served as a social worker for the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services. Additionally, she has experience working at nonprofits including Big Brothers and Big Sisters of the Bay Area, and Building Futures with Women and Children. Victoria has been a guest lecturer at the University of Southern California’s School of Social Work, speaking about presenting data to stakeholders. She is also a member of the Network for Social Work Management. Victoria is originally from the Washington D.C. area and enjoys spending time with her husband and being outdoors.

Education
  • Master of Social Welfare, University of California Los Angeles
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, University of Virginia Charlottesville
Areas of Expertise
  • Children + Youth + Families