Dr. Melissa Maras received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Miami University in 2008 and completed her internship at The Consultation Center at the Yale School of Medicine. Her scholarship focuses on improving education and service delivery systems by building capacity, strengthening partnerships, and leveraging resources among local schools and communities. Dr. Maras was the lead developer of a statewide evaluation capacity-building framework designed to enhance and sustain effective evaluation practices among school counselors in the state. Dr. Maras has disseminated her scholarship broadly to interdisciplinary audiences. She has received local, state, and federal funds to support her applied research agenda.