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 eight members and nine independent contractors, working in New Mexico and across the United States.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • Eduardo Vetancourt

    Research Assistant

    Eduardo Vetancourt is a Research Assistant at i2i-Institute. His position focuses on participating in the development of evaluative assessments of ongoing projects. This includes data collection and analysis, as well as the development if evaluative plans and reports. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the College of Wooster in Economics with a minor in Political Science back in 2020.
  • Kaying Vang


    KaYing is an evaluation and learning professional, with experience working both in the US and internationally. Her interests lie in the intersections of organizational learning and culture, systems and complexity, and evaluation capacity building. She holds a BA in Apparel Design and a MDP in international development. She is currently a PhD candidate in Evaluation Studies at the University of Minnesota.   

  • 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.
  • 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.

  • Roxanne Rane

    Deputy Director

    Roxanne Rane is the deputy director at i2i-institute. Her primary responsibility is to oversee implementation of evaluation projects that span a diversity of sectors, organizations, and social and environmental contexts. She has spent more than 20 years working in a variety of roles within the for profit and nonprofit sectors, including as an evaluator for many community, state-wide, and national initiatives, as director of community health programs for a rural health care system, and as the quality assurance director for a firm manufacturing plant-based cosmetics. Her expertise is in systems approaches to social and environmental challenges especially for underserved, rural, and minority communities. She has a BA in History from Tufts University and spends her non-work hours weaving fabrics, studying textiles from faraway places, getting outside to run, hike, swim, and bike and shovel dirt or snow depending upon the season, and imagining traveling the silk road.
  • 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.

  • Sara Williams

    Office Manager

    Sara organizes and coordinates office administration and procedures, in order to ensure organizational effectiveness and efficiency. She gives a wide range of administrative and executive support to the team.