Our Team

Dr. Eddy

Rebecca M. Eddy, Ph.D.
President

Rebecca is the President of Cobblestone and a faculty member at Claremont Graduate University. She received her doctorate in Applied Cognitive Psychology and has focused her work on applying principles of learning and cognition to evaluation of programs, schools, and curricula. She has worked with community-based organizations, universities, and international corporations. Recent projects include evaluations of U.S. Department of Education (Title V) funded programs such as CoyoteCareers at California State University, San Bernardino and the STEM Pipeline Project at Cal Poly Pomona. She has also evaluated educational curricula in content areas such as Biology, Language Arts, Mathematics, and Chemistry. Click here for an extended biography of Dr. Eddy.

Monique Matelski

Monique Matelski, Ph.D.
Director of Research and Evaluation

Monique received her doctorate in Applied Social Psychology from Claremont Graduate University (CGU). She applies social psychological research on supportive practices to better understand how, why, and for whom educational programs lead to positive academic outcomes. Click here for an extended biography of Dr. Matelski.

Namrata Patel

Namrata M. Patel, Ph.D.
Director of Strategy & Knowledge Management
Namrata received her doctorate in Applied Social Psychology from Claremont Graduate University. As an evaluator for more than 10 years, she has worked with teachers, students, and administrators in the entire education spectrum, ranging from pre-K-12 programs through college graduation and career development. She is especially passionate about helping programs improve outcomes for teachers and underserved, low-income, and minority students. Prior to her work at Cobblestone, Namrata was a Research Analyst at First 5 LA, where she used research findings to improve county and statewide education policies for children 0-5 years of age and the teachers who support them. As a Senior Associate at Arroyo Research Services, Namrata evaluated programs that serve highly-transient migrant and military students, as well as students with special needs.

Nancy Hankel

 Nicole Galport, M.A.
Research Associate

Nicole is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in Evaluation and Applied Research Methods at Claremont Graduate University (CGU). She received her B.A. in Psychology and Leadership and Organizational Studies from Chapman University, and M.A. in Psychology with a co-concentration in Positive Organizational Psychology and Evaluation from CGU. Her evaluation and research interests include working with programs aiming to serve underrepresented, under-served, and marginalized populations, evaluator competency development, and evaluator professional development and training.

Ashley

 Ashley Alchehayed, M.A.
Research Assistant

Ashley Alchehayed earned a Master of Arts in Psychology with a co-concentration in Health Behavior Research and Evaluation from Claremont Graduate University (CGU). She is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in Evaluation and Applied Research Methods at CGU. She is very interested in evaluator competencies and how they adapt across content areas. She is also interested in the professionalization of evaluation. As a Research Assistant at Cobblestone, Ashley assists with evaluation and applied research studies by contributing her skills in observations, survey development, and qualitative/ quantitative analysis and reporting.

Carlos Echeverria-Estrada

 Carlos Echeverria-Estrada, MPH
Research Assistant

Carlos earned a Master’s of Public Policy from the University of Minnesota. He is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Public Policy and Evaluation at Claremont Graduate University. At Cobblestone, Carlos brings analytical support to multiple evaluation projects related to teacher training and professional development as well as various federally-funded STEM-focused programs. He has previous experience in multiple phases of data collection (such as instrument design, sampling, planning, administration and supervision) using observations, focus group discussions, surveys and individual interviews; developing evaluation designs and logic models; conducting quantitative and qualitative data analyses and reporting; and presenting results to a variety of audiences. He is fluent in Spanish and French.

Courtney Koletar

 Courtney Koletar, B.A.
Research Assistant

Courtney received her B.A. in Psychology from Oberlin College and is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in Evaluation and Applied Research Methods from Claremont Graduate University. She has previously worked as a statistics consultant and teaching assistant, as well as participated in evaluating the America Reads tutoring program. Her graduate research concerns the philosophical assumptions of knowledge construction in evaluation. She is particularly interested programs aiming to promote social justice, as well as museum and art evaluation.

 Devin Larsen, B.S.
Research Assistant

Devin received his B.S. in Psychology from Utah State University and is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in Evaluation and Applied Research Methods from Claremont Graduate University. He has previously worked as a research assistant in the special education lab at Utah State where he conducted worked as a therapist and conducted qualitative analyses. As a research assistant at Cobblestone, Devin assists with evaluation studies by contributing his skills in qualitative and quantitative analysis, observations and reporting. His research interests primarily include the efficacy of various evaluation methodologies.

Holly Watt

 Holly Watt, B.A.
Research Assistant

Holly received a B.A.in Psychology from Azusa Pacific University (APU) and is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Psychology from APU. As an undergraduate student, she worked as a research assistant collecting and cleaning data for Cross Race Effect Study in Latino and European Americans and Homograph Effect Study in bi-cultural bilinguals. Her research interests include K-12 education programs and substance abuse prevention.

Kelly Jackson

 Kelly Jackson, B.A.
Research Assistant

Kelly Jackson is currently working towards her Master’s in Positive Organizational Psychology program at Claremont Graduate University. She received her undergraduate degree in both marketing and political science, and has two years of experience working in market research. Currently, she works on evaluating projects for secondary and higher education. Her evaluation and research interests include education, organizational performance, and politics.

Heather Gates

 Heather Gates
Research Assistant

Heather Gates has been with Cobblestone since the company was founded in 2008, organizing the site recruitment and data collection efforts for the first evaluation projects Cobblestone completed. She currently handles the transcription and data entry tasks for many of our research projects.
 
 
 
David Mendelsohn

 David Mendelsohn, M.A.
Statistics Consultant

David is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in Organizational Behavior at Claremont Graduate University. He received his B.A. in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and his M.A. in Organizational Behavior & Evaluation from Claremont Graduate University. His research primarily focuses on the workplace experiences of LGBT individuals. He also serves as an Adjunct Lecturer, teaching courses related to Statistics and Psychometrics.

Anne Heberger Marino, MSW.
 Anne Heberger Marino, MSW.
Consultant

Anne is 15 year veteran of helping others use data for decision-making in government, academic and “for purpose” organizations. She is a consultant for Cobblestone and holds a B.A. in Psychology from Ithaca College, a master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and a certificate of advanced study in evaluation from Claremont Graduate University. Her current work focuses on applying developmental evaluation and mixed-method approaches to measuring the impacts of interdisciplinary research and venture science funding initiatives. She previously served in a research capacity at the Ministry of Health in British Columbia, Canada and began her career at Cornell University’s National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect.