Yve is owner/principal of an independent research and evaluation consulting company, Praxis Associates LLC. She collaborates with nonprofits, community-based leaders and government agencies to use data and reflection to think critically about their work and their results in order to continually build effective strategies and programs for organizational and social transformation. Because social and environmental change agents work in complex and dynamic systems, Yve integrates tools and approaches to supporting and studying social innovation. She integrates a variety of research approaches and methods includingprinciple-focused and developmental evaluation community-based and participatory action research; outcome harvesting; case study research and a variety of quantitative and qualitative methods. Yve holds a doctorate in interdisciplinary planning, and a master’s degree in environmental science, both from the University of Michigan.