With over 10 years of professional and academic research experience, I specialize in the management and implementation of social research projects. For the past 8 years I have worked at the Portland State University Survey Research Lab (SRL) as a Senior Research Assistant. In 2013, I joined the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry‘s (OMSI) Evaluation and Visitor Studies Team, as a Junior Research & Evaluation Associate. OMSI’s Evaluation and Visitor Studies department one of the of the largest internal museum evaluation teams in the country.
At both these institutions, I help manage all phases of qualitative and quantitative research projects (telephone, web, mailed, and intercept surveys, focus groups, key informant in-depth interviews, community-based research, etc.). I have extensive experience in standardized interviewing techniques, knowing how to gather useful un-biased data in an efficient and culturally-sensitive manner. I work collaboratively with project representatives and evaluation teams from state and local governments, universities, museums, and agencies to ensure that all project goals and outcomes are met.