Shelly Makleff

Senior Evaluation Officer - Institutional Data

Shelly joined IPPF/WHR in 2005. She is responsible for managing data collection and analysis of key institutional data sources, including service statistics and global indicators, and ensuring the use of data for decision making. Shelly also provides technical assistance to Member Associations on topics of monitoring and evaluation, project design, and vulnerability measurement.

Shelly began her career as an engineer, designing women’s health care products. She transitioned to the field of public health in San Francisco, working as a health educator in schools and in various capacities at the Women's Community Clinic. Before joining IPPF/WHR, she received her Master of Public Health from the department of Population and Family Health at Columbia University, interning with Physicians for Reproductive Choice and Health, the Latino Commission on AIDS in New York, and Ipas in Mexico City.


Where were you born?

What languages do you speak?
English, Spanish, Hebrew, Dutch, Italian

What's the most amazing thing you've seen while traveling?
I was blown away by the Ajanta and Ellora caves in India. They are rock-cut caves with magnificent Buddhist wall paintings and sculptures, some of which date as far back as the second century BCE.

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