Research and Policy Analyst (2013 onwards) University of Virginia - Weldon Cooper Center, Charlottesville, VA
2020, 2030, 2040 Population Projections (National level-50 states and Virginia-133 cities/counties) by age, gender, race/ethnicity. These data products are widely used by federal (Centers for Disease Control/CDC, Congressional Budget Office/CBO, Government Accountability Office/GAO), state (Depts. of Health, Military Affairs, Social Services, Transportation, State Police, Veterans Services) and local (Planning District Commissions/PDC, school divisions) government agencies.
Forecasting Cancer Incidence in collaboration with UVa Cancer Medical Center to identify future needs and target under-served patient populations in the hospital’s catchment area, like dispatching mobile mammogram trucks to rural localities.
Virginia’s Regional Profilesdivides the state into 8 regions to highlight commonalities, given cost-of-living differences. Data on age, education, income, health-insurance, poverty provides a comprehensive overview for regional stakeholders.
Official State Population Estimates ("School Age Population Estimates", "Virginia Estimates") for Governor’s Office, they are annually updated with housing stock, school enrollment, vital statistics and DMV records to determine revenue-sharing and budget-allocations across VA.
Front Royal Project to assist Washington Gas Light Company in the decision making process regarding investment in infrastructure development (natural gas pipeline construction).
Girl Scouts of the Commonwealth of Virginia Report which informed their strategic planning process, including anticipated changes and targeted recruitment for 5-17yr cohorts.
Demographic Profile of the Rural Horseshoe for Virginia's Community Colleges, as an initiative to narrow the gap in educational attainment and aid capacity building in rural communities.
Senior Center Report for local non-profit to meet their organizational data needs by gauging service demand and conducting impact analysis of their existing programs.
Graduate Assistant (2009 to 2013) Pennsylvania State University, Department of Ag. Economics, University Park, PA
TEACHING – Led lectures for Economics and Management Courses (Avg. class size: 45 students) Undergraduate classes for Agribusiness in Global Economy; Economic Food Systems; International Development, Renewable Resources and the Environment; Principles of Macroeconomics.
RESEARCH – Compiled and analyzed survey datasets, prepared grant proposals, peer-reviewed journal articles.
Research Assistant (Summer 2012) Temple University, Department of Statistics, Philadelphia, PA
Tested the predictive power of biometric indicators for incidence of diabetes and created master-dataset by mapping genetic traits with longitudinal health markers.
Global Change Program Affiliate (Summers 2010, 2011) Jadavpur University, Department of Economics, Kolkata, India
RESEARCH ASSOCIATE – Developed optimal allocation model for open access public land, to aid the Municipal Government in determining zoning regulations and auction pricing policy for street vending licenses.
INTERN – Constructed household preference ordering for environmental services with monetary compensation (willingness to pay/willingness to accept) for pollution, conducted surveys, organized data-collection.