Bayaz Zeynalova joined the Slover Linett team in July 2021 as Research Manager, bringing a wealth of experience and knowledge that adds to the project management efficiency and overall rigor of our research. She is already hard at work supporting both qualitative and quantitative project teams across the firm, including engagements with The High Line and Brookfield Zoo.
Prior to joining Slover Linett, Bayaz came from a background in international non-profit management. She managed multi-stakeholder projects in the fields ranging from refugee assistance and fighting human trafficking, to education and public health. Early in her non-profit career Bayaz developed a strong interest in program evaluation and social research; to pursue this interest, she initiated several learning and assessment initiatives. She conducted research on small business environments, female entrepreneurship, prevalence of drug use, road safety, as well as program evaluation for OECD, German Development Cooperation, SOS Children’s Villages and Junior Achievement in the South Caucasus.
Bayaz holds a master’s degree in public policy from the University of Michigan and bachelor’s in economics from Baku State University. She recently earned a certificate in museum studies from Northwestern University and a Project Management Professional certification. She is passionate about evaluation of informal learning and family engagement in museums. Bayaz enjoys spending time with her daughters, making macrame creations and taking care of her houseplant collection.