Current work, research and interests
Betsy works with regional planning and evaluation, as well as design and delivery of youth programs. She is a member of the central region evaluation, diversity and inclusion teams. She leads regional 4-H camp support and collaborates with program coordinators to facilitate the Growing Opportunities Together Volunteers in Vision and Action program planning process.
Her current work focuses on using data for program planning, building evaluation capacity, creating high-quality residential camp experiences and collaborating effectively.
Academic degrees and experience
- M.A. in international development, University of Denver
- B.A. in sociology, University of Minnesota
Harris, A. , Olson, B. & Stevenson A. (October 2014). Building your Program Quality 20 minutes at a Time—75 Activities to Strengthen Engagement and Reflective Learning. Presented at National Association of Extension 4-H Agents Conference, Minneapolis.
Donnerbauer, S., Olson, B., Retzleff, D., Stawicki, J. & Witzel, M., (November, 2012). Using 4-H Retention Data to Create Inclusive Club Environments. Wisconsin 4-H Youth Development Program Area Conference, Stevens Point, Wisconsin.
Donnerbauer, S. Olson, B. & Witzel, M. (October 2012). Counties Investigation Our Shrinking 4-H Programs: Responding to Low 4-H Retention by Asking the Right Questions. Presented at National Association of Extension 4-H Agents Conference, Orlando, Florida.
Olson, B. & Potterton, J. Dynamic Data: Communicating Results in Ways that Reach Diverse Audiences. Presented at Joint Conference of Extension Professionals, Wausau, Wisconsin.
Extension Regional Office, Andover