Alejandra Garcia Diaz Villamil is currently the Vice President of Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, and Learning at Vital Voices Global Partnership. She has over 15 years of research, evaluation, and monitoring experience within Latin America, Africa, Asia, and the United States. Her prior work experience focused on maintaining monitoring and evaluations systems for ProMujer, Community Research Institute at Grand Valley State University, NeighborWorks America, and National Democratic Institute. She led the programme design and set up of M&E systems for programmes over 30 M funded by USAID, DRL, State Dept, DFID, SIDA, and DANIDA to reduce poverty and increase women's empowerment political participation. Alejandra designed and conducted gender-sensitive formative and summative evaluations using participatory methods. She has also authored curriculum and learning tools to gender mainstreaming M&E.
Alejandra has taught as an adjunct faculty School of Public, Nonprofit and Health Administration at Grand Valley State University. She has a master's in liberal arts and Professional Studies in Gender and Women Studies from Armstrong Atlantic State University and a Masters's in Public Administration from the University of Oregon. Alejandra is currently completing her Ph.D. in Women's Political Participation at University of Birmingham, UK.