Students

Students

Maura Bardos (mebard@umich.edu) received her Bachelor of Arts degree in government and mathematics from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia.  Most recently Maura worked as a Research Analyst for Mathematica Policy Research in Washington, DC.  Maura will be pursuing the statistical emphasis of the program.

Will Chan (willchan@umich.edu) received his Bachelor of Science degree in Statistics at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Most recently Will worked as an Undergraduate Research Assistant at the Center for Statistical Consultation and Research here in Ann Arbor. Currently he is working with the Graham Institute on the Sustainability Cultural Indicators Program (SCIP).Will plans to pursue the statistical emphasis of the program.

Kristen Cibelli received her Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations from Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts. Following her B.A. degree, she worked in the area of international human rights. She assisted advocates in the collection, management and analysis of data about human rights abuses in countries including Liberia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria and Thailand (for Burma). She returned to graduate school earning her Masters of Science degree from the Joint Program in Survey Methodology from the University of Maryland at College Park.  Her research interests include cross-cultural survey research, the effect of privacy and confidentiality concerns and social desirability on measurement quality, and the application of survey methods in challenging contexts such as post conflict or post disaster and in low development countries.

Jen Durow (jendurow@umich.edu) received her Bachelor’s degree in History and Writing at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Most recently Jennifer worked as a Data Science Intern at Nielsen in Oldsmar, Florida. Her professional interests include survey interviewing and cross cultural surveys, (especially Spanish language surveys and messaging to Hispanics). Ms. Durow will pursue the social science emphasis of the Survey Methodology program.

 

Piotr Dworak (dworak@umich.edu) Mr. Dworak received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science at the University of Arizona. He then went on to receive his Master of Arts degree in International Relations from Boston University.  Piotr is currently working as a Survey Specialist Senior at the University of Michigan.  Mr. Dworak will be studying the social science emphasis of Survey Methodology.

 

 

Wolf Gremel (gwgremel@umich.edu) Mr. Gremel received his Bachelor of Science degree in Statistics and German from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  Most recently he worked as an Analyst at Altarum Institute in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  Wolf will be studying the social science emphasis of the Survey Methodology program.

 

Sophie Harrison-Wong (slhw@umich.edu) Ms. Harrison-Wong received her B.A. in Sociology from the University of California, Berkeley.  Most recently she volunteered as a Communications/Development intern for the San Francisco Immigrant Legal and Education Network and worked as a Research Assistant at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business on the topic of education.  Sophia will be studying the social science emphasis of the program.

 

Mengyao Hu (maggiehl@umich.edu) Ms. Hu recently graduated with her Master’s degree in Survey Methodology from the University of Michigan.  Most recently Mengyao worked as a research assistant within Survey Research Operations in the Survey Research Center. As a PhD student, Mengyao will be studying the social science emphasis of Survey Methodology.

Qianyin Huang (qianyinh@umich.edu) Ms. Huang received her Bachelor of Law degree in Sociology from Tsinghua University in Beijing, China.  Most recently she worked as an Intern Reporter at the Social Survey Center in Beijing, China.  Huang will be studying the social science emphasis of the Survey Methodology program.

Carolyn Lau (carlau@umich.eduMs. Lau received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts.  She previously interned for NASS in Washington, D.C.  Carolyn will be studying the social science emphasis of the program.

Rachel LeClere (rleclere@umich.edu) received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.  Most recently she worked as a Survey Specialist at NORC at the University of Chicago.   Rachel will pursue the public opinion aspect of the program.

ShinJung Julia Lee

ShinJung Julia Lee comes to the Michigan Program in Survey Methodology from the biostatistics unit of the Cancer Center at the University of Michigan Health System, where her responsibilities have included design of data collection instruments and statistical analysis. She has earned degrees from the China Medical College (Taiwan), and from the University of California at Los Angeles. She will have a statistical emphasis in the program.

Yimeng Ma (yimengma@umich.edu) received her Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology at Eastern New Mexico University and China Youth University for Political Science.  Most recently she completed an internship as a English teacher at Lazuardi Cordova Global Islamic School, Indonesia.  Yimeng will be studying the social science emphasis of Survey Methodology.

 

Ryan McCammon (mccammon@umich.edu) Mr. McCammon received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology at Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Indiana.  He is currently working as a Research Analyst at the University of Michigan in the department of Internal Medicine.  Ryan will pursue the social science of Survey Methodology.

Alex McMillan (ajmx@umich.edu) received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.  Alex most recently worked as a Research Assistant at the American Institute for Research in Washington, DC.  Alex will be studying the social science emphasis of the program.

Colleen McClain (camcclai@umich.eduMs. McClain recently graduated with her Master’s degree in Survey Methodology from the University of Michigan.  She has worked as a Survey Manager for Survey Sciences Group, LLC (now Soundrocket) specializing in web and mobile survey research, as an operations analyst for NORC at the University of Chicago, and as a research assistant at MPSM.  As a PhD student, Colleen will be studying the social science emphasis of the program.  Her research interests include the use of technology in survey research, cognitive mechanisms of survey response, and identifying correlates of nonresponse in panel studies.  

 

Roberto Melipillan (robmeli@umich.edu) recently graduated with his Master’s degree in Survey Methodology from the University of Michigan.  As a PhD student, Edmundo will be studying the statistical emphasis of the program.

 

 

Felicitas Mittereder (fmitter@umich.edu) holds a Bachelor’s degree in Statistics from Ludwig-Maximilian University Munchen, Germany.  Felicitas also earned her Master’s degree in Statistics at Ludwig-Maximilian University Munchen, Germany.  Most recently Felicitas worked as a Research Associate at the Institute Employment Research in Nuremberg, Germany.  As a PhD student, Felicitas will be studying the statistical emphasis of the program.

Ai Rene Ong (aireneo@umich.eduMs. Ong received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology at HELP University College in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.  Most recently she worked as a Research Executive for Insight Asia.  Ai Rene will be studying the social science emphasis of the Survey Methodology program.

Stacy Pancratz (slpanc@umich.edu) received her Bachelor of Science degree in Social Policy and Mathematical Methods in the Social Sciences at Northwestern University.  Stacy most recently worked as a Project Associate at Innovations for Poverty Action in Mulanje, Malawi.  Stacy will pursue the social science emphasis of Survey Methodology.

Martha Rozsi (rozsim@umich.edu) received her Bachelor of Science degree in Statistics at Grand Valley State University.  Martha is currently working as a Statistician at WESTAT in Maryland.  Martha will be studying the statistical emphasis of the program.

 

Sharan Sharma (snsharma@umich.edu) Mr. Sharma holds a Bachelor’s degree in Physics and a Master’s degree in Management Studies in Marketing – both from University of Mumbai.  Sharan also earned his Master’s degree in Applied Statistics from the University of Michigan.  He holds the position of Senior Vice President at TAM India, a Nielsen-Kantar company which is the television and radio ratings provider for India.  Apart from research, Sharan has also held positions in sales and business development in his career in the Indian media industry.  As a PhD student, Sharan will be studying the statistical emphasis of the program.

Stephanie Stern (sastern@umich.eduMs. Stern received her Bachelor of Science degree in Statistics from Carnegie Mellon Universityin Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  Most recently Stephanie worked as a Statistics Teaching Assistant at Carnegie Mellon.  Stephanie will be studying the statistical emphasis of the program.

Yi Wang (levanawy@umich.edu) received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.  Most recently, Yi worked as an intern for the Hubei Province Bureau of Statistics in Wuhan, China.  Yi will pursue the social science emphasis of the Program in Survey Methodology.

Emma White (emlwhite@umich.edu) owns Emma White Research LLC in Ann Arbor and is a senior consultant at Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin, Metz & Associates in California. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology at Bryn Mawr College in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. Emma will pursue the social science emphasis of the program.

 

 

Huiying (Yanna) Yan (yanhuier@umich.edu) Ms. Yan recently graduated with her Masters degree in Survey Methodology from the University of Michigan.  Most recently Yanna worked as an intern in Survey Methods Group at Westat in Rockville, Maryland.  As a PhD student,  Yanna will be studying the social science emphasis of Survey Methodology.

 

Brian Wells (bmwells@umich.edu) Mr. Wells holds a Bachelor's degree in Statistics from Brigham Young University and a Master's degree in Survey Research and Methodology from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln. He has worked with surveys for both federal and state government agencies as well as for-profit survey organizations. His primary interest revolves around unit and item nonresponse in surveys. As a PhD student, Brian will be studying the statistical emphasis of the program.

Andrew Zack (andyzack@umich.edu) received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science at Wesleyan University in 2009.  Since then, he has worked for Habitat for Humanity, interned at the White House, worked on several political campaigns and worked as an Analyst at EMC Research, a Democratic polling firm.  Outside of school, he works as a Data Scientist at ShareProgress and daydreams about living on a llama farm.  Andy will be studying the statistical emphasis of Survey Methodology.

 

Zewei Zong (zwzong@umich.eduMr. Zong received his Bachelor of Law degree in Sociology at Peking University in Beijing, China.  Most recently Zewei worked as an Intern Analyst for IMS Health in Beijing.  Zewei will be studying the statistical emphasis of the Program of Survey Methodology