About Us

YSI Founder and President:

 

Ajay Khashu
Ajay brings more than 10 years of experience managing and conducting evaluations for over 30 government agencies and community organizations. From 2005 to 2008, he served as Research Director of The After-school Corporation (TASC), a national leader in the out-of-school time sector. Through his work at TASC and YSI, Ajay has directly overseen the evaluations of more than one hundred 21st Century Community Learning Centers serving approximately 20,000 students.

 

Research Associates:

 

Lisa Debellis
Lisa has worked in the program evaluation field in New York City for over 6 years. As the former program director of evaluation at The After-School Corporation (TASC), Lisa managed the evaluation of approximately seventy 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21CCLC) funded after-school and summer programs across New York City. Lisa holds both a B.S. and a M.A. in psychology from Fordham University. She is currently working toward the completion of her doctorate in applied development psychology at Fordham University.

 

Patrina Huff

Patrina's work in education has included teaching secondary social studies, classroom research, curriculum development, curriculum advising and designing professional development workshops for in- and out-of-school-time settings. She has a B.A. in sociology from Yale University and an M.A. in the teaching of social studies from Teachers College at Columbia University.


Catherine Man
Catherine has more than 10 years of experience working in educational advocacy and conducting qualitative research in more than 300 public school sites in New York City. She has a B.A. in psychology from Barnard College and a M.A. in instructional technology and media from Teachers College at Columbia University.