Itziar Arispe and Rebeca Pop

Itziar Arispe

Itziar Arispe is Evaluation Learning Specialist at the Evaluation Learning Programme at the UNSSC, which focuses on the application of technology and innovation in the area of measurement, applied analytics and evaluation, fosters peer learning and offers UN personnel a portfolio of courses and on-demand services on core skills and management competencies in measurement and evaluation.

Itziar has substantive professional experience in monitoring and evaluation at international development organizations, NGOs and academia. Her fields of expertise include evaluation capacity building, trends and approaches on evaluation, measurement, and qualitative comparative analysis.

Before her current position at the UNSSC, Itziar has served in different monitoring and evaluation positions at the UN, at the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) from 2012-2019, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) from 2005-2012, and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Nicaragua (2001-2003). She served as Associate Professor at the Central American University (UCA) in Nicaragua on topics related to projects formulation and evaluation.

Itziar holds a PhD in Applied Economics and a Master of Science in Peace and Development from the University of Basque Country, and is author of a number of publications on evaluation capacity building, evaluation of interventions for countering and preventing violent extremism, and applied qualitative comparative analysis.

Rebeca Pop

Rebeca Pop is the founder of Vizlogue, a Data Visualization and Storytelling Lab that offers training and consulting services. Vizlogue's mission is to help companies and organizations communicate more effectively with data. Rebeca has delivered workshops to over 2,500 participants all around the world. Her workshops are grounded in a deep understanding of adult learning strategies and combine hands-on exercises with feedback sessions and real-life examples. Rebeca is also an Adjunct Professor in data visualization and storytelling at the University of Chicago and at Northwestern University. When she's not working on a data visualization project, she loves biking, hiking, and traveling. She currently lives in Chicago, IL.