Qualitative Researcher and Assistant
Last active: 3 months ago
I am a professional qualitative, internet and journalistic researcher with five years of experience. I have worked extensively with Nvivo, Atlas and Excel, and have been trained on SPSS. Other skills range from administrative tasks, fact-checking and editing to customer service, and I pride myself on continual skill acquisition. Focusing on social justice, sociology, and public health, I have worked independently and collaboratively, from my own computer and locales as far-flung as Zanzibar and Bolivia. This shaped me into an adaptable and flexible worker, with extensive people skills. With me, you not only get the tangible skills necessary to provide excellent professional services, but also the confidence, adaptability and independence of one who has created her own path, personally and professionally. I hope to apply my considerable experience to your project!
I graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Mills College in Oakland, CA with a B.A. of Sociology and Anthropology. Focusing on health and social justice, I gained invaluable hands-on experience with qualitative and quantitative research. Projects included collaborative applied research with a local non-profit, survey research with a student health collective, and a year-long independent qualitative study for my senior thesis. During this time I gained five years of customer service experience and two years of management experience, sharpening my organizational and people skills while working within fast-paced, efficiency-focused environments.
After some work with a grassroots HIV-prevention organization in Zanzibar, I returned to qualitative research professionally with a sociological research firm in San Francisco, CA. I conducted semi-structured interviews and analyzed data with Nvivo software for a large-scale Department of Public Health-funded project. I was frequently singled out by the project directors to author white papers and provide administrative tasks. I furthered this experience working as a qualitative researcher and proofreader for Sharpeye.com, and provided reliable, detail-oriented research, fact-checking, and administrative services to VitaminW.com.
Through my extensive work with Odesk, I have created a reputation for myself as a reliable, skilled and enthusiastic contractor who clients can count on to provide excellent services. I hope to move forward with you on your project!