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Work experience

Aug 2009Present

Research Assistant

National Center for Postsecondary Research/University of Virginia

Collaborate with research team at the Community College Research Center (CCRC) at Columbia University and MDRC on projects relating to summer bridge, transitional programs, and learning communities. Work to gain access to research sites and subjects; organize and participate in team meetings and conference calls for meeting project deadlines. Collect and analyze qualitative and quantitative data from random assignment projects: campus site visits, document collection, interview of individuals, focus group interviews, interview transcription, coding of open-ended responses, report writing, and presentation of findings. 

Jun 2008May 2009

Higher Education

Year Up

Led learning competency project for Career and Alumni Services. Collaborated with student affairs and academic program team to develop student development outcomes and create a more horizontal structure across the organization. Designed and implemented longitudinal higher education attitudinal assessment of students so as to better evaluate student needs and areas for departmental improvement. Created new partnerships with local colleges and universities; develop articulation agreements with Boston University MET, Northeastern SPCS, and Roxbury Community College to facilitate enrollment of alumni.


Aug 2009Present


University of Virginia