Resource Development Associates

Nishi Moonka, M.Ed.

Managing Director

Nishi has served as a consultant for over 15 years, bringing innovation, organization and high quality to each project at RDA. Nishi manages the day-to-day activities of the organization and oversees all RDA consultation efforts and manages a number of the firm’s most impactful projects. Nishi is deeply committed to social justice and is a strong advocate of participatory planning and evaluation.

Prior to her work at RDA, Nishi enjoyed an extensive career in urban youth development, training youth consumers to perform evaluations of their schools and the agencies from which they receive services. She also worked as an IT consultant for Accenture and brings her process and systems perspective to each project. Nishi is also the mother of two children and is very passionate about programs that serve children, youth, and their families.


  • B.A. in Molecular and Cell Biology and Psychology – University of California, Berkeley
  • M.Ed., concentration in Human Development and Psychology, Risk and Prevention – Harvard University

Select Projects

  • Afterschool for All Evaluation (Antioch Unified, Mount Diablo Unified)
  • Fresno Babies First Evaluation
  • Oakland Measure Y Violence Prevention Program Evaluation
  • Oakland Measure Z Police Services Evaluation
  • Oakland Police SARANet Data System Updates
  • Marin County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services Alcohol and Other Drug Evaluation
  • Mount Diablo Unified School District School Improvement Grant Evaluation