I embarked on my journey with Policy Map in June 2022, embracing the role of "Senior Data Services Analyst." Here, I'm not just crunching numbers – I'm crafting new and innovative data indicators by blending public and proprietary data through meticulous statistical techniques. My passion for data and research blossomed during my time at Rutgers University-Camden, where I earned a doctorate in Public Affairs and Community Development. Hailing from the vibrant city of Los Angeles, California, I kickstarted my academic pursuits with a Bachelor's in Sociology from the University of California-Irvine. My thirst for knowledge led me to achieve a Master of Public Policy from the prestigious Bloustein School and a Master of Science from Rutgers Camden.
Throughout my academic journey, I've woven the threads of research into tangible solutions for nonprofits, private enterprises, and state agencies. Now, at Policy Map, I'm channeling my problem-solving prowess into the realm of data analytics and technology, contributing my skills to drive impactful changes. My mission? To turn raw data into actionable insights and make a difference in the world of policy and development.
I started my career as a sociologist, which allowed me to gain a great deal of experience conducting in-depth interviews and qualitative research methods.
Once in my doctoral program, I learned to code. This allowed me to learn tools like Stata and Python. I use statistical methods to quantify and amplify magnitude in my research.
In 2020, I took an in-depth UX course to improve my UX research skills. Since then I've been involved in UI Research and Customer experience research as well.
What I do when I'm not working
I love a good puzzle and glass of wine, helping people buy property and serving as a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated.