Patrick Dorion

Senior Research Associate


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Patrick is a cultural anthropologist who contributes his broad research expertise and field training to the Catalyze team. His professional experience includes evaluating initiatives in the areas of homelessness, health, justice reform, economic development, and WASH (Water, sanitation, and hygiene), and facilitating learning, trust, and collaboration among stakeholders. He has specific expertise working in Native American Reservation communities, where he collaborated with non-profit organizations, tribal departments, local institutions, and government agencies to research criminal justice and small business entrepreneurship. Patrick’s approach to working with organizations is informed by his background in participatory community development and his ongoing effort to decolonize research. He has participated in several grassroots community initiatives, using research to improve conditions for local people.