Dr. Aisha Rios

Dr. Aisha Rios is the Founder and Learning & Change Strategist at Coactive Change. In her role, she partners with change agents working to dismantle systems of oppression and create more just, liberatory futures. She brings Black intersectional feminism and abolitionist principles and practices to her ethnographically grounded evaluation practice. She relies on approaches and methodologies that center collective knowledge and collaboration—rather than solely relying on her knowledge and experience—because she believes that learning does not happen in isolation but in partnership with those working in the field to advance social justice change. What this looks like in practice is slower paced, reflective, and contextually grounded learning and evaluation projects where she provides thought partnership, creative facilitation, and strategic guidance.