Michelle Truong (she/her/hers) is the Learning Lead at Global Fund for Women.
In her roles as an evaluator, facilitator, and researcher, Michelle is passionate about partnering with activists and movements to leverage insights and evidence for advancing gender justice and human rights worldwide. Michelle embraces feminist and developmental evaluation and emergent strategy approaches in her work with diverse stakeholders to collectively gather, make sense of, and use the information to assess and navigate complex change.
Prior to joining Global Fund for Women in March 2021, Michelle was at the International Women’s Health Coalition, where she worked on organizational learning, evaluation, and capacity building around grantmaking and advocacy for sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), including collaborating with grantee partners on community-based approaches to evaluate the implementation and impacts of SRHR laws and policies. Previously, Michelle was also a Fellow at the Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion at Columbia University and a research assistant at the Texas Policy Evaluation Project at the University of Texas at Austin.
Born and raised in Texas, Michelle holds a BA in Spanish Literature and a BS in Human Biology from the University of Texas at Austin, and an MPH from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. She speaks English, Spanish, and Vietnamese, and finds joy in books, food, and nature.