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About me

I'm a recent graduate of the Humphrey School of Public Policy at the Univesity of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  Prior to moving to Minneapolis, I worked for 3.5 years at a growing market research firm in Corvallis, Oregon. I have a BA from Earlham College (Richmond, IN) in Sociology/Anthropology. 

In my spare time, I enjoy keeping up on events at the University of Minnesota around integrative leadership and nonprofit management, as well as knitting, hiking, biking, and learning basic sign language.  I'm also a proud year-round bike commuter! 

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  • My professional background is in small-business B2B marketing and Fortune 50 B2C market research; I worked at a small, full-service research firm for 3.5 years. I have experience in research, business development, and marketing communications, as well as expertise in consumer behavior and brand alignment.

  • In my program at the Humphrey School, I focused on quantitative and qualitative research methods in addition to core course material in organizational management, economics, and policy. My other courses included program evaluation and community organizing.

  • I'm currently working on several part-time projects.  I direct research and provide administrative and technical support for a qualitative research firm, Insights360; I handle marketing communications for the University of Minnesota's Office of Business and Community Economic Development; I provide consulting services as a marketer and market researcher, and I volunteer with community-based organizations in civic engagement and social entrepreneruship. Read more about my current projects.

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  • Master of Public Policy with coursework and professional experience in qualitative and quantitative research methods and their private, public, and nonprofit sector applications.
  • Experienced marketing communications professional skilled in market research; managing campaigns, leads, and websites; creating print collateral; and executing web events.
  • Curious, creative problem-solver passionate about combining private sector know-how with social science insights to support for-profit endeavors toward the common good.

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Current Projects

You can read about my current and recent consulting and volunteer work at my Projects page.

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