inquiry to insight
to innovation to social change

i2i Institute

is a woman-owned business and in a HUBZone designated area of rural Northern New Mexico. We currently have five staff members and nine independent contractors, working in New Mexico and across the United States.

  • Marah Moore

    Founder and Director

    Marah Moore holds a Master’s degree in Community and Regional Planning (MCRP), and has been working in the field of evaluation and planning for over 20 years. She founded i2i Institute in 1994, and has since led more than 50 evaluation studies and provided numerous workshops and trainings. Over the past ten years both evaluation and training efforts have been grounded in systems thinking. Marah is an associate with the Human Systems Dynamic Institute, where she is the chair of the evaluation work group, and has served on the epidemiological workgroup for the New Mexico Department of Health.
  • Paula Oxoby-Hayett

    Assistant to the Director

    Paula was born and raised in Argentina, where she completed her Master's degree in Local Development and Social Economy. Paula's professional interests include community development, international economics, and maternal/child health. In addition to managing the office at i2i Institute, Paula assists the team with research and analysis. A native Spanish speaker, she teaches Spanish GED classes at UNM Taos.
  • Summer Wood

    Senior Research Analyst

    Summer brings narrative expertise, project management skills, and a passion for stories to her work at i2i Institute. She holds a B.S. in Geography, an M.F.A. in Creative Writing, and is the author of two published novels. Prior to joining i2i, Summer worked extensively in arts administration, and she remains faculty at the University of New Mexico's Taos Summer Writers' Conference. Her ongoing interest in place and culture inspires her exploration of the myriad ways data can illuminate their intersection.
  • Jivan Lee

    Research Analyst

    Jivan Lee holds an M.S. in environmental policy from Bard College. He has worked with stakeholders across the US and in West Africa, and led projects on climate change in the western US, oil and gas in New Mexico, the green job sector, multicultural agriculture, renewable energy, and the integration of art as a tool for addressing environmental issues. A professional artist, Jivan is adjunct faculty at the University of New Mexico in Taos.

  • Mary Richardson


    Mary Richardson has a PhD in social and cultural anthropology. Her work is focused mainly on community-based action research and evaluation, using qualitative methods and participatory approaches. Her areas of expertise include community development, as well as agricultural, environmental and rural issues.

  • Sanjay Poovadan

    Information Technology Specialist

    Sanjay handles the behind-the-scenes systems work for i2i, keeping our IT running smoothly while also managing team logistics, accounting and payroll, and office and archive facilities.

  • Claire Nicklin


    Claire is based in Quito, Ecuador and has been working for over two decades in agriculture and environmental research and development. She has experience in facilitating communities of practice, developmental evaluation, theories of change, mixed methods evaluation, adaptive action, strategic planning, and knowledge management. Previously she has worked in cacao, Rainforest Alliance certification, ecotourism, agrobiodiversity projects, and urban agriculture, currently she works with the Collaborative Crop Research Program of The McKnight Foundation ( She has a M.P.S in International Agriculture and Rural Development from Cornell University and a B.A. in the Science in Society Program from Wesleyan University.

  • Barb Trujillo


    Barbara comes from a long career in Education, as a teacher, a principal, and a researcher. Her particular passion lies in supporting educational and community projects involving immigrant and native communities. She received her PhD. in mathematics education, with an emphasis on the mathematics education of Latino/as. She works out of her home office in Albuquerque, lovingly attended by her two cats. She has lived in Mexico, Nicaragua and Turkey, and would do all of them all over again!

  • Bosco

    Resident Angel

    Our long-time Master Serenity Consultant, Bosco was our go-to guy for relaxation advice. He greeted everyone warmly when they visited the office, and he kept a watchful eye on feline shenanigans outside the double glass doors. We sure do miss his mellow presence. Still, we know he's enjoying his naps, romps, and only the best dog biscuits in heaven.