Dr. Nicole Janich is an Evaluation and Grants Administrator at OPCS. She worked as a researcher at Arizona State University for nearly 12 years, serving as a Research Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work from 2020-2022. Dr. Janich earned her MSW and PhD in Social Work from ASU. Most of her career has focused on engaging in community-embedded research using participatory methods to conduct evaluations and assist with the implementation of evidence-based practices. Additionally, she has taught graduate level classes related to research, evaluation, and social policy, and has served on the Arizona Evaluation Network Board for four years. Outside of work, she enjoys gardening, painting, and spending time with her husband, son, and cats.