Emily Hecker

Emily Hecker


Evaluation Specialist

Emily is an Evaluation Specialist at The Evaluation Center. She graduated in 2019 from the University of Colorado Denver with a Master of Arts in Medical Anthropology, along with earning a certificate in Latino Public Health from the Colorado School of Public Health. While she was earning her degree Emily worked as a graduate assistant at The Evaluation Center and assisted in qualitative and quantitative data collection, management, analysis, visualization, and reporting on a variety of projects. Now, Emily continues to serve as support and a Lead or Co-lead on a variety of projects.

Emily’s passion lies in using evaluation to increase health and educational equity in our Colorado communities. Prior research included health disparities, especially in regard to healthcare access and utilization among Latinx immigrant populations. She also evaluated a diabetes prevention program tailored to Latinx communities in Denver, and was part of a team that completed a community health assessment for a local federally qualified healthcare facility. Emily’s Spanish language skills are also key to engaging and collecting data with the LatinX communities in Denver.

Emily spends her free time with her family and friends, whether that be in a bowling league, watching movies, or backpacking around Colorado and the West. She also enjoys traveling, especially with her husband, to visit family and friends in Ecuador.