Sena Dawes

Research Analyst at Feeding America

Sena Dawes is a Research Analyst with Feeding America working primarily in the research translation space in food insecurity research, but she started her research and evaluation career in museums. Prior to her current position, Sena was the Manager of Institutional Evaluation for the Missouri Historical Society and was the first internal evaluator the Society hired. She is well versed in building evaluation departments from the ground up, applying evaluation as a tool to enhance the visitor experience, and supporting non-evaluators in seamlessly integrating evaluation into their own work. She holds a Master’s degree in Museology and specialized in Museum Evaluation. She has previously served as a board member and Survey Committee Chair for the National Emerging Museum Professionals Network and was a member of the Visitor Studies Association’s Annual Meeting Committee. Sena is also an active member of the accessibility advocacy community serving on various boards, and committees, and is a trained audio describer.