María Paula Jiménez Sáenz, M.S.W.

Research Associate
María Paula Jiménez Sáenz, M.S.W., is a research associate at Advocates for Human Potential’s (AHP) Center for Research and Evaluation. She has more than 7 years of experience in consultancy, research, community development, project design, coordination, and evaluation in the private sector, nonprofit and humanitarian aid organizations, and academia. She has worked for Health Resources in Action doing research, outreach, and referrals in substance use, and previously worked for humanitarian aid organizations such as Jesuit Refugee Services Kakuma, in an Inclusive Education program, and for Catholic Relief Services in Guatemala and Honduras in the Food For Education Program funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Ms. Jimenez's experience and interests include education, youth and people with special needs development, food security, substance use disorders, emergency response, rural economic development projects, social responsibility, global supply chains and logistics, marketing, social innovation, and entrepreneurship. Other areas of interest include academic research, policy and international development, humanitarian relief, post-conflict reconciliation, and Psychological First Aid. She has experience conducting business assessments and designing and conducting quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-methods research and evaluation studies. She is fluent in English and a native Spanish speaker. Ms. Jiménez Sáenz holds an M.S.W. from the Boston College School of Social Work. 
 
 
 


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