Nina Schneider

Nina Schneider

M.Sc Student at MODUL Univ; Social Entrepreneur, Project Manager, Data Analyst & Researcher

Professional Profile

Dedicated researcher, data analyst and project manager with over 6 years’ relevant experience working in the field of market disruption, resource management, and innovation management through in-depth, primary and raw metric analyses and research. Seeking a career-development opportunity primarily in IT, data analysis/statistics, cloud computing and consumer support.

Specializations: Intrapreneurship, innovation, market/business research and development, consumer behavior, statistics, metrics, policy analysis, project leadership, and information technology.

Education

Education
Sep 2014 - Jun 2016

Master of Science in Sustainability Development, Management and Policy

MODUL University
Sep 2009 - May 2013

Bachelor of Science in Applied Psychology; Social Entrepreneurship

New York University

Academia Abroad: NYU in Prague, Czech Republic (2012) 

Relevant Coursework

Research: Data Analysis & Decision-Making, Basic Statistics I, Research Methods I, Research Methods II, Fieldwork I, Fieldwork II, and Fieldwork III.

Other: The Business of Nonprofit Management, Management & Organizations, Intermediate Microeconomics, Urban Economics, Social Dimensions in Sustainable Development, Governance Issues in Sustainable Development, Understanding Social Entrepreneurship, Advanced Social Entrepreneurship.

Certifications

Certifications
Feb 2013 - Feb 2016

Protection of Human Subjects Research

Memorial Sloane-Kettering Cancer Center
Dec 2013 - present

Corporate Social Responsibility

United Nations Institute for Training & Research - UNITAR

Key Training Workshops

The Globalization of Inequality

Johannes Kepler Universitat Linz                          Nov 5, 2014

CHEMBA Vienna Residency Intensive Seminar

WU Executive Academy & Lingnan Univ.              July 28-31, 2014

4th Annual NYU Social Innovation Symposium,

New York University                                                  Feb 21, 2014

Lean For Social Good Summit,

Lean Start Up Machine, Lean Impact                     Dec 5, 2013

Publications & Independent Research

Schneider, N. (2013, February). Investing in Chinese Women: A poverty alleviation empowerment model

     [Electronic version].Online Publication of Undergraduate Studies (OPUS), 5, 11-15.

Schneider, N. & Malave, B. (2013, August). 10-Year International Market Forecast of the Bottled Water Industry.

    WaterStop Carts Business/Investment Proposal Document.

Schneider, N. (2013). Reinventing the Not-For-Profit: Reaching (formerly) drug-addicted ex-convicts at Amity Circle Tree Ranch.

     Bachelor dissertation, New York University, New York

Relevant Experience

Work History
Nov 2014 - present

Private Teacher for Ph.D Student

N/A

-Teaching University of Vienna (Uni-Wien) Ph.D candidate. Topics: IBM SPSS, Advanced Data Analysis, Statistics, Social/Policy Metrics

Sep 2014 - present

Graduate Research Assistant

MODUL University

-Furnishing WKO/WKW research proposal with literature regarding investment and capital pooling techniques used by entrepreneurs in less-developed technology markets, extracting best-practices for application in Vienna & Austria.

Jan 2014 - Jul 2014

User Insights Research Fellow

Imperative

-Organizing member insights to develop Imperative, the career development tool of The Purpose Economy. Spearhead research to discover/ ideate the best feedback loop to improve functionality and user experience on the purpose diagnostic tool. 

-Utilizing Google Analytics to gauge user conversions, traffic & visitor flow, to obtain inferences and conclusions of user activity on Imperative.com and Purpose Economy.com. Managing UserVoice tech support to troubleshoot user problems and make system improvements in real time. Developed a system in prioritizing feedback and bug tracking as reported by users.

Sep 2013 - Jul 2014

Teaching Assistant

Bridge Coaching Institute / Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service

-Consulting on 2 start-up ideas: 1) meeting/socializing mobile app; 2) financial literacy services for low-income HS students.

-Assisted teaching for traditional and contemporary methods of social change, extracted from current and historical sources. Examined and analyzed best practices for profit, not-for-profit, and NGO’s in social entrepreneurial work.

-Assisted experiential learning activities for 35 students to teach current business principles. 

-Mentoring students (and teams) on how to parlay original product into an executive summary, a pitch and business plan competitive enough to win first place in the Reynolds Changemaker Challenge with a seed grant of up to $10,000.

Jul 2013 - Oct 2013

Research Analyst

FEGS- Thypin Oltchick Institute for Women's Entrepreneurship

-Creating an investor’s business and marketing portfolio for FEGS client, highlighting the financially sustainable and ecologically-beneficial impact of proposed purified water distribution product. Intensively analyzing clientele’s features and behavior at two levels, institution and consumer, as well as effect on national versus international markets over five years. 

-Researched water industry and market opportunity in North America (U.S.A), Latin America (Mexico), Europe (Italy), Africa (South Africa) and Asia (China & Hong Kong territories). 

-Analyzing historical and current state of municipal water usage/consumption, forecasting strategic positioning of product.

Sep 2012 - Dec 2012

Research Assistant

Metropolitan Center for Urban Education

-Assisted Dr. Joshua Aronson’s team in developing the concept of stereotype threat, as it applies to low-SES students in an academic setting. Researched solutions to reduce achievement gap in high-stakes testing situations.

-Completed comprehensive literature reviews on related topics including: high-stakes testing; culturally responsive educ. /pedagogy; best methods in improving student-teacher relationship and trust; and perceptions and assumptions of grading practices. Compiled relevant extracts to furnish theory-construction for principal investigator.

May 2012 - Aug 2012

Investment Research Project Leather

Heshan TanTec Leather Ltd.

-Project leader in the research of investment/location viability for leather re-tanning operations through 47 quantitative/qualitative points of comparison. Heavy focus on San Antonio & McAllen (TX), Nuevo Leone (MX), SF de Macoris (DR), for cost-benefit analysis comparing to existing cost-benchmarks in Heshan (CN) and Saigon (VN) factories. Emphases placed on energy, fiscal/tax incentives, environmental discharge practices, labor contracts, etc.

-Research was primary-sourced with team making cold-calls and closely following-up with appropriate individuals of respective fields, including energy entities, political offices, investment lawyers, local tanneries for comparison, etc. Data was cross-referenced with available historical records, resulting in comprehensive market analyses.