Kirsten Lee Hill, PhD

Kirsten Lee Hill, PhD
Evaluation Consultant

Dr. Kirsten Lee Hill is a researcher, creative, and entrepreneur. She works with people and organizations who have an idea for how to make society better and want to use research to amplify their impact.

Since starting her company in 2016, Kirsten has coached over 150 entrepreneurs on measurement and evaluation;  helped raise millions in grant funding for research and innovative ideas; and partnered with global leaders in innovation such as Virgin Unite and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Kirsten earned her Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania where she studied school turnarounds and led the development of citywide surveys to measure alternative indicators of success in schools. Having worked on everything from randomized control trials to designing alternative teacher education programs, Kirsten is an expert in creatively leveraging traditional research expertise to support community-driven change. She currently serves as Co-Director and Co-PI of a Bill & Melinda Gates-funded national study of professional learning in addition to running her boutique consulting firm which is committed to making research a tool for good in the world.

When she isn't designing surveys or geeking out over logic models, Kirsten loves walking her dog in sunny Charleston, South Carolina, designing gift boxes, and hosting the Graceful Rulebreakers podcast.