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.

Houa Lee , MSW

Research Analyst


Houa is passionate about culturally relevant, client-centric evaluation. She believes evaluation guided by equity can be a catalyst for systemic social change. Prior to joining ORS Impact in February 2019, Houa completed an internship at United Way of King County, where she developed racial equity tools for grant making and conducted a racial equity analysis of philanthropic investments. Houa also interned at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, where she developed a framework for implementing racial equity into a team’s internal and external bodies of work. 

Houa received her Bachelor of Science in 2017 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her Master of Social Work (MSW) from the University of Washington in 2019. In her free time, Houa enjoys seeing her visual designs come to fruition on the laser cutter, supporting local restaurants and shops, thrifting, and exploring the local area.


Sample Projects:

  • Evaluation partner for the W.K. Kellogg Foundation Catalyzing Community Giving Initiative
  • Evaluation partner for Alliance for Early Success
  • Evaluation partner for the Institute of Museum and Library Services