Thought Partners for
Social Innovators

The ORS Impact team has earned a global reputation for leadership, insight and innovation. We work collaboratively with our clients, bringing our distinctive expertise in planning, measurement and evaluation to their most vexing challenges.

Allister Byrd , MA

Research Analyst


Allister is excited by the possibilities to incite meaningful change in vulnerable communities offered by the research and evaluation work happening at ORS Impact. She is keen on understanding the ways in which evaluation can further social justice in conjunction with community-based knowledge to sustain long-term change.

Allister joined the ORS Impact team in November 2018 after working closely with grassroots nonprofits at the Black United Fund of Oregon, giving her insights on how local grantmaking can empower small nonprofits invested in social change. In 2015, Allister earned a master’s degree in international development and human rights from the University of Denver. She utilizes this human rights-centered approach in the way she understands research, justice, and politics.

In her free time, you can find Allister reading, watching basketball, or indulging in the many restaurants of the Seattle food scene.