Our Story

Valentine Consulting was created in 1996 by Dawn Valentine as a project in self-determination. Since its inception, we have always worked alongside programs that support disenfranchised people and populations. In 2018, we decided it was time to grow up. We became Valentine Consulting LLC, also known as the Variable Scoop. The mission is to arm fellow social entrepreneurs, individuals, and organizations with the ability to utilize their data to fight against the world's most pressing social, environmental, and cultural challenges.

Dawn Valentine is the frontwoman. She works with a team of freelance evaluators, data scientists, graphic design artists, statisticians, project managers, and art therapists who believe in social justice and community transformation. If you are interested in partnering with us, please get in touch.

About Dawn

Dawn is a social entrepreneur and founder of Valentine Consulting. She believes in the power of advocacy and thinks reliable data combined with a fantastic story is the best way to capture people's attention. In her journey as a consultant, she has worked alongside governments, nonprofits, coalitions, and academic institutions conducting primary research as well as consultation for monitoring and evaluations for programs that shift paradigms to reduce human suffering.

Ms. Valentine studied Healthcare Administration at Washington Adventist University, Public Administration and Public Policy at Walden University, and Public Health with an emphasis in epidemiology at George Washington University.

She has more than a decade of experience in community-based public health and social science research and more than five years of experience in program evaluation and continuous quality improvement. She has worked as the Project Coordinator/Director on multiple research projects funded by NIH and CDC; Program Director for long term care facilities funded by CMS; lead evaluator for DC Tobacco Control, CDC Community Transformation Grant, Chronic Disease Program: Million Hearts and DC Rape Prevention Program.