I am Zayda Sorrell-Medina and I am a social scientist. My research areas include evaluating immigrant-serving nonprofits impact, measuring immigrant inclusion and exclusion in US cities, nonprofit theories, and the effects of arts based organizational programs in contributing to social change. By social change, I am referring to any change that occurs in the social environment among individuals, groups, communities, cities and beyond. Drawing on qualitative and quantitative, community-based, and arts-based methods, my research advances the fields of public policy and nonprofit management. I am also the Director of Yemaya Productions, an enterprise that specializes in the development of arts-based community programs that aim to address social and community problems. I have a bachelor’s degree in the Arts from the University of Missouri and a master’s in Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh.