Research Experience

9/2011- current Study Investigator– Michigan State University: Neighborhood Safety & Well-Being: Dissertation Data Collection. Chair: Zaje Harrell, Ph.D.

8/2011- current Research Coordinator- Michigan State University: Growing up Global. Project Supervisor: Deborah Johnson, Ph.D.
Coordinated meetings, collaborated with members on publications.

5/2009- current Project Manager – University of Michigan: Middle School Experiences Study & the Youth Identity Project. Supervisor: Stephanie J. Rowley, Ph.D.
Coordinated recruitment, retention, trained and managed undergraduate staff, managed datasets, assisted in data collection, entry and outreach to target population.

9/2008- 9/2010 Research Assistant– Michigan State University: Health Behaviors in Social Context Lab. Supervisor: Zaje A.T. Harrell, Ph.D. Conducting statistical analyses and cleaning data, supervising students.

10/2007- current Lab Member- Michigan State University. Multidimensionality and Intersectionality of Identities (MII) Lab. Supervisors (in alphabetical order): NiCole Buchanan, Ph.D., Zaje A.T. Harrell, Ph.D., Isis Settles, Ph.D.

9/2005- 8/2011 Research Assistant- Michigan State University: Johnson Research Lab. Supervisor: Deborah J. Johnson, Ph.D.
Working with NICHD data, assisted in analyzing data related to variables on African American children.

6/2007-8/2007 Research Assistant– University of Michigan: Achievement Gap in Middle School. Supervisor: Stephanie J. Rowley, Ph.D.
Facilitating focus groups on children and families regarding the achievement gap.

1/2007- 5/2007 Research Assistant– Michigan State University: Violence Against Women Research Outreach Initiative (VAWROI). Supervisor: Cris Sullivan, Ph.D.
Compiled information from faculty and students and helped put together the VAWROI website.

8/2006-1/2007 Research Assistant- Michigan State University Angela Kennedy Lab. Supervisor: Angie Kennedy, Ph.D.
Compiled literature for upcoming manuscripts and grants.

5/2006-8/2006 Research Assistant– Michigan State University: Health Behaviors in Social Context Lab. Supervisor: Zaje A.T. Harrell, Ph.D.
Conducted quantitative analyses for research papers and grants.

2/2001-8/2006 Project Coordinator— University of Michigan: Families and Schools Project. Supervisor: Stephanie J. Rowley, Ph.D.
Coordinated recruitment, retention, trained and managed undergraduate staff, managed datasets for longitudinal studies, assisted in data collection, entry and outreach to target population.

9/2001-1/2002 Research Assistant—University of Michigan: Families in Transition Project. Supervisor: Ann Shields, Ph.D.
Conducted interviews with families that had children transitioning from elementary school to middle school.

9/2000-5/2001 Research Assistant—University of Michigan: Emotions in the Family and Children’s Risk for Maladjustment and Psychopathology. Supervisor: Ann Shields, Ph.D.
Conducted interviews with families that had “at risk” children.

9/1999-9/2001 Research Assistant— The Effects of Community Violence and Academic Achievement. Supervisor: Rosario Ceballo, Ph.D.
Conducted interviews with families and assisted in data collection, entry and transcription.

5/1999-8/1999 Research Assistant— University of Michigan Hospital: Pediatric Anesthesiology Ward.

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