As a researcher at Spark, Ms. Oppenheimer has experience providing research and evaluation services to private and nonprofit organizations focusing on food security, nutrition, health, and education in domestic and international settings. Her main interest is in using evaluation as a tool to improve program implementation, fundraising efforts and organizational capacity for clients. She currently sits on the board of the Reed Jules Oppenheimer Foundation and the Janada L. Batchelor Foundation.
Sophie worked as an independent evaluation consultant before joining Spark focusing on research, evaluation tool design, data analysis and report writing. Her work in Oklahoma has led to increased capacity for counties in the Cherokee Nation to assess their local food, and her work in Tanzania has contributed towards increased food production and the financial sustainability for an organization serving rural communities.
She enjoys being active and spending time outdoors outside of work gardening, hiking, camping and snowboarding. Sophie received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and holds a dual Master’s degree in Public Health and in Food Policy and Applied Nutrition from Tufts University.