Natasha De Sousa

Summary

  • Master’s degree in Economics with specialization in labor and health economics
  • Five years of experience in analyzing quantitative, qualitative, statistical and econometric information obtained from a variety of data sources
  • Conducted and managed program evaluations, labor market research, health research & forecasts
  • Exceptional writing skills, with a proven ability to express complex ideas in a clear and compelling manner
  • Excellent presentation skills demonstrated in previous roles that required communication with a broad and diverse set of partners
  • Fluency in written and spoken English, French, Portuguese and advanced knowledge of Spanish

Education

Education
Sep 2003 - Jun 2005

MA

Waterloo Univeristy

Recipient of University of Waterloo Graduate Entrance Scholarship

Sep 2000 - May 2003

BA

McGill University

Recognition by the Dean for high academic performance(top 10% of the Arts faculty)

Work History

Work History
Feb 2009 - Aug 2009

HR Planning / Statistical Consultant

Health Employer Association of British Columbia
  • Developed a forecasting model to project the demand of health care professionals in British Columbia using payroll data
  • Worked in partnership with the BC Ministry of Health, health authorities, the Canadian Institute of Health Information (CIHI) and several health occupation colleges.
  • Developed detailed reports based on forecasts obtained through econometric analysis.
  • Presented research results to the Ministry of Health, health authorities and several health conferences.
  • Participated in timely research and analysis used for collective bargaining decision-making.
  • Presented findings of research to management, directors and other government parties.
May 2004 - Aug 2009

Evaluation Officer

Government of Canada
  • Conducted and managed several program evaluations of the Canadian employment insurance system and the Canadian Student Loans Program that directly influenced government policy and implementation of Canadian income assistance programs.
  • Built econometric models and analyzed qualitative and quantitative data (using STATA) to uncover trends, correlations, and behavioral impacts of government programs.
  • Used advanced statistical techniques such as logistic regression, multilevel analysis, cluster analysis, and OLS regression.
  • Developed detailed reports based on findings from data analysis for various governmental sectors regarding the impact and efficacy of programs and policy.
Jan 2008 - Feb 2009

Project Manager

Centre of Health Services and Policy Research (University of British Columbia)
  • Directed research and knowledge translation activities for a Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR)-funded project designed to provide policy makers, practitioners and the Canadian public with new evidence about the extent to which increased pharmaceutical spending improves population health or saves money in other areas of the health care system.
  • Built econometric models and analyzed administrative data (using SAS and STATA) to uncover trends in public pharmaceutical drug spending.
  • Contributed to knowledge products in the form of original research and or synthesis studies aimed at a public and policymaker audience in areas of strategic importance to pharmaceutical drug usage and spending in British Columbia.
Jan 2007 - Dec 2007

Senior Management Consultant

Ference Weicker & Company
  • Managed and conducted concurrent studies & evaluations on a variety of subjects for clients in the public and private sectors.
  • Compiled and analyzed data using statistical software (SPSS), summarized results in detailed reports and made recommendations to help clients improve their products and/or programs.
  • Supervised and guided the work of assistant researchers, telephone interviewers and other staff members.
  • Selected key indicators, designed surveys and conducted phone and in-person interviews.