Summary

  • Sociology Ph.D. with extensive experience using quantitative research to address complex questions and develop practical insights for retail, non-profit, government, and academic clients
  • Skilled in survey research design and implementation, project management, statistical methods, and conducting statistical analyses using R, SAS, SPSS, SQL, and Stata
  • Effective communicator with proven ability to synthesize key behavioral and consumer research findings into oral presentations and written summaries for both technical and non-technical audiences

Experience

Senior Research Associate, American Academy of Pediatrics, 2016-Present

  • Manage day-to-day survey operations in the Department of Research and execute custom survey research projects from initiation to final delivery that inform future organizational action
  • Collaborate with team members, subject matter experts, and external funders to brainstorm survey topics and domains, develop high-quality survey questionnaires, and interpret survey results
  • Supervise research assistants on data collection process via Qualtrics and ensure timely and on-budget delivery at each stage of the survey process
  • Lead large-scale data insight projects, including producing research plans, carrying out analyses using R, Stata, and SPSS, and clearly synthesizing findings and implications
  • Communicate survey results to key stakeholders through written reports and oral presentations that deliver strategic recommendations to optimize organizational services and products

Analyst, dunnhumby, 2015-2016

  • Designed and implemented custom insight projects from start to finish to generate data-driven solutions to real-world business problems
  • Provided analytical consulting for major U.S. retailers for customer engagement, communications strategy, and loyalty assessment work streams
  • Analyzed large datasets of customer transaction data using R and SAS and built automated reporting dashboards using Excel and Tableau
  • Executed and measured campaigns, promotions, and price changes using test and control methodology
  • Supervised off-shore data science team and coordinated timely production of deliverables
  • Managed client relationships through regular communication with key stakeholders via onsite meetings, in-person presentations, and status calls

Lecturer and Academic Adviser, Vanderbilt University, 2014-15

  • Taught undergraduate courses in the Department of Sociology and evaluated performance, provided feedback, and assigned grades for 15-20 students per class
  • Delivered individualized academic advising to 150+ undergraduates on course selection and major choice

Independent Research Consultant, 2012-15

  • Performed large-scale quantitative research studies for non-profit, academic, and government clients and managed consulting projects at all stages of development

Ph.D. Student, Vanderbilt University, 2009-14

  • Designed and implemented quantitative research projects that resulted in seven peer-reviewed journal articles, multiple academic conference presentations, and a doctoral dissertation
  • Completed Ph.D.-level coursework and training in statistics and survey research methods

Education

Ph.D., Sociology – Vanderbilt University, 2014

M.A., Sociology – Fordham University, 2009

B.A., Sociology (minor in Spanish) – Wheaton College (IL), 2007