Jarret Guajardo is a monitoring, evaluation, research, & learning (MERL) practitioner with over a decade of experience in teaching, evaluating, and building MERL capacity in international education. At STS, Guajardo is a Principal Researcher, leading quantitative evaluation design and providing high-level technical input, mentorship, and quality assurance on a portfolio of projects.
Prior to joining STS, Guajardo led over a dozen impact evaluations and advised on dozens more studies across 20 countries on programs in early grade literacy & numeracy, early childhood development, child poverty, health & nutrition, child protection, and anti-trafficking. In his various roles at Save the Children, World Vision, and Innovations for Poverty Action, Guajardo oversaw change management and capacity building of international NGO country offices, local implementing partners, and donors to improve rigor as well as realign traditional MERL work toward more strategic learning. Guajardo has lived in India, Cambodia, Lebanon, and Jordan.
Guajardo holds a master of arts in international relations from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and a bachelor of arts in international relations with a minor in Arabic from Stanford University. He speaks English, Spanish, and Arabic.