Hi! I'm Triana. 

I’m a nonprofit data coach and Founder of Data Systems Simplified, a program that takes nonprofit leaders from stressed to strategic by learning how to collect, analyze, and make decisions based on data — the easy way.

I’ve been working in nonprofits for almost 15 years, so I understand how it feels to know your organization is doing great work but not have the time or resources to show it.

Like many of you, I was frustrated by requirements to report on so much information when you don’t have the capacity to fulfill it!

That’s why I’m so excited by the opportunity to help you simplify your systems so you can tell an effective impact story by communicating the concrete, data-driven outcomes of your work.

That way you can see the results of your work, improve your programs in real time, and secure bigger grants + funding opportunities to scale your impact.


As CEO of Data Systems Simplified, Triana utilizes almost 15 years of experience working for nonprofits in data and evaluation roles to coach nonprofit clients in creating sustainable data systems and putting a strategy in place to maximize and demonstrate their impact. Triana also serves as the Consultant Director of Evaluation at Read Alliance, a literacy nonprofit in NY and PA. In a previous position, she led the data management of a professional development program for hundreds of K-12 educators across 30 states. In her work Triana has designed automated dashboards that visualize data in real-time for over 10,000 survey responses. She has produced data results and analysis for six-figure grants from organizations such as Carnegie Corporation of New York and the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation.

Data Credentials:

  • Harvard Graduate School of Education, Strategic Data Project Institute for Leadership in Analytics, July 2014
  • New York University, Certificate in Data Visualization from Stern School of Business, April 2019 (link)
  • Certified Tableau Desktop Specialist, October 2020 (link)


  • New York University, Master of Public Administration in Nonprofit Management and Policy, Specialization in Finance, May 2012
  • New York University, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Minor in Computer Science - Database Design and Programming, Lewis Rudin City Scholar, May 2009​

Speaking Engagements:


Nonprofit New York Annual Conference, November 2023

“Data in Bloom: Visualizing Impact & Outcomes”

Read Alliance Youth Summit, August 2023

“Power Moves Panel”

2023 Nonprofit Technology Conference, April 2023

"Making Data Work for You"

Learning What Works: Improving Data Use for Impact, February 2023

“Teamwork and the Big, Bad Data Monster”

Nonprofit TechCon, December 2022 

"Making the Most of Your Data" - Panel Discussion 

Everyone Reading Conference on Dyslexia and Related Learning Disabilities, February 2020

“READ, Lead, Succeed”- The Reading for All Learners phonics program and assessment practices, and procedures for training teens to implement the program with fidelity and pacing that produces success.

Everyone Reading Conference on Dyslexia and Related Learning Disabilities, March 2019

“Teamwork and the Big, Bad Data Monster”- How a collaborative approach to program evaluation improves site management, dismantles silos and increases organizational outcomes

Former Employers:

  • National Academy of Advanced Teacher Education (NAATE)

  • NYU Langone School of Medicine

  • Student Leadership Network – The Young Women’s Leadership Schools/Collegebound Initiative


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