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Based in New Orleans with clients around the globe, Flux is a research, monitoring, and evaluation (RM&E) firm that educates, questions, and empowers social changemakers.

Driven by curiosity, creativity, and pluralism, Flux offers a portfolio of RM&E solutions that uncover opportunities, overcome challenges, and inform strategies.

Together with our clients, we make data meaningful and shape social impact.

The Team:


William N. Faulkner, M.A. 

Experience: William is a consultant with extensive experience researching and guiding complex social innovations. He works domestically as one of the small cadre of self-identified evaluators based in New Orleans, serving nonprofits, funders, and social businesses. William also operates internationally (primarily Latin America/Caribbean, Lusophone and Anglophone Africa), focusing on the evaluation of advocacy campaigns, agriculture research and development, and extractive industries' corporate social responsibility.

William's CV

Interests: Systems thinking, complexity theory, network analysis, developmental evaluation, utilization-focused evaluation, adult learning, idea dissemination, custom software development, integration of technology in research.



Callie Dean

Callie is a program evaluation and curriculum development consultant who specializes in arts integration and youth development. She is passionate about equipping people with usable data and creative resources to transform their communities. Callie has extensive experience in grant writing, program development, and educational assessments. She currently works as the Education and Community Engagement Manager of the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra and teaches applied research at Eastern University. She is excited to be joining Flux as an Associate!

Interests: qualitative and arts-based methods, urban studies, community arts, youth development


Vanessa N. Alvarado

Vanessa is a communications consultant that specializes in visual communication. She is very keen on design, writing, and delivering a well-thought message. She was previously Flux’s social media intern.

Vanessa is currently a senior at Loyola University New Orleans majoring in Mass Communication and minoring in Latin American Studies. She is a Media Strategy Associate at The Shawn M. Donnelley Center for Nonprofit Communications and recently launched her podcast, “Being Boss Babes” which is a conversation with, about and for women. She has previously worked in the broadcast and print journalism field as part of The Maroon newspaper.

Interests: Mass communication, social media strategies, graphic design


Flux is a proud member of the Gulf Coast Eval Network (GCEval)

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