I discovered my love for this work more than ten years ago as an undergraduate at the University of California, Berkeley. I was working as a research intern on an evaluation of a child abuse prevention program, using my data geek skills to help staff figure out what was working and what wasn’t. It was awesome. After that, I was hooked and I’ve been working with organizations to gather, understand, and use data ever since.
Since those days at Berkeley, I’ve done a lot. I got my Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) degree from Columbia University. I worked with HIV prevention programs in Rhode Island, substance abuse treatment organizations in Massachusetts and hospitals in Southern California to design and implement evaluations. I built databases for HIV/AIDS care and treatment programs in Africa. I helped assess the effectiveness of efforts to improve the quality of preschools in the Los Angeles area. There’s more and, if you’re interested, I’m happy to send along a resume.
I truly believe that there’s always something new to learn so I stay informed about advances in the field, I regularly participate in professional development activities, and I continue to grow through my wonderful and energizing work experiences.
Keene Insights has a network of professionals who contribute their unique and valuable skills to projects as needed.