Dr. Noya has over 25 years of research, program evaluation, and program and policy experience focused on equity and ameliorating poverty and its associated effects.
Prior to founding Aldea Analytics in January of 2018, she was the Director of Planning and Evaluation at the Santa Cruz County Human Services Department and the former Director of Policy & Programs at the National Council on Crime and Delinquency (NCCD). She has served as the Principal Investigator on several national initiatives and worked on policy development and program improvement in the areas of health and mental health, education, juvenile justice, and child welfare. Over the years, she has developed a pragmatic approach to performance improvement and a deep understanding of the workings of local government, as well as, public and private health and human services agencies. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley and a Master of Arts degree and Ph.D. in Ecological-Community Psychology from Michigan State University.