Chandra Larsen is a Social Scientist at Social Policy Research Associates who specializes in providing technical assistance to public and socially-focused organizations and agencies, most frequently those that serve diverse, disadvantaged populations. Since 2002, she has worked extensively in initiatives that included strong peer learning communities and networks, especially those focused on cross-system collaboration and program and system improvement. Her professional background includes managing and coordinating technical assistance for a number of social policy-related initiatives at state and national levels, in particular those focused on serving “disconnected” youth. Ms. Larsen specializes in facilitating diverse groups in strategic processes that move them towards collaboration on issues of common interest. This includes the development of logic models that have been used to guide local, state, and national initiatives. Among her core approaches to developing collaborative frameworks is to actively engage participants in focus groups, drawing from their expertise and experiences and illustrating their understanding using graphic recording and other engaging mediums.