Kiera Evans

Kiera Evans

Director of Engagement

Altair ACO


My road in life has taken me all over.
As an undergrad I had a focus on International Development. My Senior Year of college, however, I lost my mom to cancer and my focus shifted to staying close to family.
In Grad School, I intended to study and explore Conflict Transformation, but was drawn to Social Change Theory and the exploration of questioning.
In a post grad internship, I worked for the Church, attempting to explore the crossroads of my passion for justice, and the historical trauma often driven by the Church. (Still working on this one!)
As I finished my thesis, I completed a year of service with AmeriCorps VISTA - working with retired and senior volunteers.
With a background spanning international justice, church engagement, and national service, I struggled to define my "work identity". I got a job with a contract temp agency in DC working with NGOs.
An opportunity arose to join the American Cancer Society as an event planner, and a long time volunteer role turned into a job. I grew with this role, building experience and a resume.
An unexpected layoff forced me to evaluate what I loved and did not love from my previous roles. I was able to articulate my strengths, prove my value and understand how diverse work experience sync.
Keep following my journey


High School
Westfield High School
University of Mary Washington
Social Justice and Intercultural Communication
School for International Training


Director of Engagement

I oversee the member engagement and operations of Altair ACO - a human services lead accountable care organization looki

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Non-Profit Organizations
Upholding a Cause and Belief

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:

Public Health, General


The Noise I Shed

From Peers:

"You get too caught in the weeds."