HARTFORD, Conn. (Dec. 13, 2021) – Jasmine Honegan Joins Connecticut Data Collaborative as Data Engagement Specialist
The Connecticut Data Collaborative has announced that Jasmine Honegan, a Hartford native and current New Haven resident, has joined the organization as Data Engagement Specialist.
The Connecticut Data Collaborative (CT Data) is a public-private partnership that advocates for the public availability of open and accessible data, serving nonprofits, advocates, policymakers, community groups, and funders in using data to drive policy and improve programs and services, budgeting and decision making at the state, regional and local levels.
As Data Engagement Specialist, Honegan will help the CTData team support a statewide community around using data to drive planning and policy. Responsibilities in the position include developing, implementing, and conducting in-person and virtual training sessions for user groups across the state; facilitating data convenings, including the monthly Equity in Data Community of Practice; and assisting in the development of communication outreach materials.
A culturally responsive evaluation and assessment trained evaluator, Honegan has worked as a justice and data specialist within non-profit and education environments. She has experience analyzing and interpreting outcomes and other quality metrics for technical and non-technical audiences, and developing, editing, programming, administering, and conducting analysis on a variety of survey projects.
In addition, she has extensive experience in program evaluation and strategic planning for early childhood education within the home based childcare environment and implementing evaluation and dissemination plans with a culturally responsive lens for various programs and projects.
Executive Director Michelle Riordan-Nold said that Honegan “will be a tremendous asset in advancing our work to expand the ecosystem of data users throughout the state, and improve data literacy and equity practices. Her experience and expertise will also help to advance our efforts to broaden our connections with organizations throughout Connecticut and actively engage community members in data work.”
“I believe that data tells the cellular story of how our communities are shaped. Working with CTData and creating environments of data literacy allows me to help Connecticut residents shape more equitable cities and towns, remain curious about the potential and possibilities for our neighborhoods to reflect the best of ourselves,” said Honegan, whose languages proficiency includes Brazilian Portuguese in addition to English.
She previously served as an Evaluation & Learning Associate in New Haven for All Our Kin, a national nonprofit organization that trains, supports, and sustains family child care educators; as New Haven Chapter Leader for The Black Infinity Collective; and as Continuous Quality Improvement Specialist at CHD, a residential support program in Hartford. She has also worked as a Language and Culture Consultant in Brazil, and in Research Support at the Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs. Jasmine Honegan attended Seton Hall University and currently attends Hartford International University for Religion and Peace.
CT Data empowers an ecosystem of data users by democratizing access to public data and building data literacy skills. CTData serves residents, nonprofits, policymakers, and funders in using data to drive policy, program, and service improvements. The organization strives to promote and engage data users in implementing equitable data practices across the state.
More than 200 data sets are now accessible to the public on the CT Data website, including a wide array of subjects and policy categories. Among its areas of responsibility, CTData has been designated as the lead organization for the State of Connecticut in the U.S. Census Bureau’s State Data Center Program and as Connecticut’s official source for data related to the 2020 Census.
CT Data offices are located on Constitution Plaza in downtown Hartford; more information and datasets are available on the website at ctdata.org.