Students

 

 

Abdelaziz Adawe

Abdelaziz Adawe (aadawe@umich.eduMr. Adawe received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Michigan State University. Abdelaziz currently works as a Survey Specialist Associate at the University of Michigan Survey Research Center on the Health and Retirement Study.  Abdelaziz will be studying the social science emphasis of the Survey Methodology Program.

Fernanda Alvarado Leiton

Fernanda Alvarado Leiton (mleiton@umich.eduMs. Alvarado-Leiton graduated with a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree in Statistics at the Unversidad de Costa Rica in San Jose, Costa Rica.  Most recently Ms. Alvarado-Leiton worked as a researcher at the Central American Population Center and the Statistics department in the University of Costa Rica.  As a PhD student, Fernanda will be studying the social science emphasis of the program.

Jesús Arrué (jarrue@umich.edu) Jesus Arrue received his bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru. For the past few years, he has worked for Peruvian government agencies in the collection of quantitative and qualitative data, while also processing and analyzing national survey data. Jesus is currently enrolled as a master's student at the University of Michigan Program in Survey Methodology, where he is focused on the social and psychological science track.  In addition, Jesus is currently a research assistant at SoundRocket, a social science research company in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

RJ Batas

RJ Batas (rbatasjr@umich.eduMr. Batas received his Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Sciences with a minor in Biology from Western Michigan University. RJ will be working as a Graduate Student Research Assistant under the supervision of Dr. Sunghee Lee. RJ will be pursuing his Masters in Survey Methodology with an emphasis in Social Science. 

Hanh Bui (hbui@umich.eduMs. Bui graduated with a Bachelor of Art’s degree in English from Hanoi University of Foreign Studies in Vietnam. She also received a Master of Art’s degree in Educational Studies at the University of Michigan. She is currently working as an Information Resource Specialist at the University of Michigan. Han will be studying the social science emphasis of the program.

Curtiss Engstorm (cwengstr@umich.eduMr. Engstrom received his Bachelor's of Science at the University of Wisconsin in Sociology with a Concentration in Analysis and Research (CAR) as well as Political Science. He has worked on various research projects over the last 3 years at the University of Wisconsin Survey Center (UWSC), RTI International, and NORC at the University of Chicago, with his ongoing work focusing on response options and answer acquiescence under Prof. Nora Cate Schaeffer at UW-Madison. He will be studying the social science emphasis in the Michigan Program in Survey Methodology. 

Micha Fischer (michaf@umich.eduMr. Fischer recently graduated with his Master’s degree in Statistics at the Ludwig-Maximilian University Muchen in Munich, Germany.  His recent job was as a consultant to the Chair of Special Education at the Ludwig-Maximilian University in conducting national and international surveys.  As a PhD student, Micha will be studying the statistical emphasis of the program. 

Jiangzhou Fu (jiangzhf@umich.edu) Mr. Fu has earned a Bachelor of Science in Political Science and Public Administration from China University of Political Science and Law and a Master's degree in Political Science from Nanjing University.  He is studying the social science emphasis in the Michigan Program in Survey Methodology.
Adam Kaderabek (amkad@umich.edu) Mr. Kaderabek received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin - Eau Clarie and an Associate's of Science degree in Digital Arts and Multimedia. He has worked for RTI International where he managed mail mode and field support research operations as well as the survey incentive program responsible for the distribution of pre- and post-participation survey incentives. His primary interest is the role of cognition, motivation, and incentivization on response propensity and respondent engagement. He is currently pursuing a Master's degree at the University of Michigan's Program for Survey Methodology's social and psychological science.
Kaan Cem Ketenci (ketenci@umich.eduMr. Ketenci graduated with a Master’s of Science degree in Statistics from the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom.  Kaan Cem most recently worked as a teaching assistant at TUBITAK; the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey. Kaan Cem will be studying the statistical emphasis in the Michigan Program in Survey Methodology.
Thanyada Kongpreu (thanyada@umich.eduMs. Kongpreu earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and a Master's degree in Statistics from Chulalongkorn University in Bankok, Thailand.  She will be studying the social science emphasis in the Michigan Program in Survey Methodology..

Boya Li (liboya@umich.eduMs.Li received her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Nanjing University in China, including a one-semester exchange program at University of California, Berkeley. She worked as an intern research assistant at National Survey Research Center at Renmin University of China, NSRC. As a Master’s student, Ms. Li will be studying the data science track of the program. 

Jiaxi (Jacy) Li (jacyli@umich.edu) Graduated from Bryn Mawr College with training in qualitative research methodologies, Jacy is passionate about human behavior, sustainability, and development. Jacy is currently a Dual MS student at the University of Michigan studying Environmental Policy & Planning and Survey Methodology. 

Mao Li (maolee@umich.eduMr. Li received his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Nanjing University in China, including a one-semester exchange program at National Taiwan University. He worked as an undergraduate research fellow at the Institute of Advanced Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences (IAS) and as a teaching assistant at a summer school program in Nanjing University.  As a Master’s student, Mr. Li will be studying the social science track of the program.

Xuefei Li (lxuefei@umich.eduMs. Li earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Tsinghau University in Beijing, China.  During her undergraduate study, she spent a summer studying at the University of California, Berkley.    Ms. Li is studying the social science emphasis in the Michigan Program in Survey Methodology.

Ai Rene Ong (aireneo@umich.eduMs. Ong graduated with her Master’s degree in Survey Methodology from the University of Michigan. Ai Rene came to the Michigan Program in Survey Methodology (MPSM) with not only her Bachelor degree but also a number of years of relevant work experiences including work as a Research Executive with Ipsos Healthcare. As a PhD student, Ai Rene will be studying the social science emphasis of the program.

Ilse Paniagua (ilsep@umich.eduMs. Paniagua graduated with her Bachelor of Science degree in Policy Analysis and Management at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY in 2016.  Ilse also studied in Paris, France where she focused on economics and data analysis.  Ilse most recently worked at the University of Chicago in the International Projects department as a Research Assistant.  She will be studying the social science emphasis in the Program in Survey Methodology.

 Ali Rafei

Ali Rafei (arafei@umich.eduMr. Rafei recently graduated with his Master’s degree in Survey Methodology from the University of Michigan. Ali came to the Michigan Program in Survey Methodology (MPSM) with not only his Bachelor's degree in Statistics at Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, but also graduated with a Master of Biostatistics from Tehran University of Medical Sciences. For several years, Ali had been working at the Ministry of Health of Iran, providing technical and statistical assistance for the design and analysis of some national health surveys. His research interests mainly concern methods for finite population inference based on non-probability samples with more emphasis on Big Data.

  Htay-Wah Saw (htaywah@umich.edu)

Robert Schultz (schultro@umich.edu). Schultz holds a M.A. in Economics from Wayne State University (Detroit, MI) and completed his Bachelors at Adrian College (Adrian, MI). Robert works as a Graduate Student Research Assistant under the supervision of Dr. James Wagner. Prior to coming to Michigan, previous research experience included working with The Detroit University Economic Partnership, StockX and Rocket Companies.  Robert will be pursuing his Masters in Survey Methodology with an emphasis in Social Science. 

Junhan Tang (junhant@umich.edu)   Mr. Tan earned a Bachelor's degree in Financial Mathematics from Xi'an Jinotong-Liverpool Univeristy and a Master's degree in Chinese Studies at The Chinese University of Hong Kong.  Mr. Tang is studying in the data science emphasis of the Michigan Program in Survey Methodology.

Tianheao Wang (wtha@umich.eduMs.Wang received her Bachelor of Law degree in Sociology from Renmin University of China, including one-semester exchange program at University of Helsinki. Tian worked as Marketing Analyst in Kantar Millward Brown. Now she is studying the social science track of the program.
Kaitlin P. Ward (kpward@umich.edu)  Ms. Ward received a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Utah and a Master of Social Work degree from Brigham Young University. She is currently a Joint PhD student in Social Work and Developmental Psychology and a master's student in Survey Methodology at the University of Michigan. Kaitlin's research examines the effects of parental discipline, parent-child interactions, and family processes on child socio-emotional outcomes.

Wenshan Yu (yuwens@umich.eduMs. Yu received her Bachelors of Arts degree in Korean and minored in Psychology at Peking University in Beijing, China.  Wenshan most recently worked as a Research Assistant for Center for Social Research at Peking University.  Ms. Yu graduated from the Michigan Program in Survey Methodology (MPSM) MS program in Spring 2019 and is now continuing her her studies in the MPSM doctoral program. 

Shiyu Zhang (zsy@umich.eduMs. Zhang recently graduated with her MA degree in social science at the University of Chicago. Shiyu also comes to the program with a MA in human migration study at Utrecht University and a MS in data science at Tilburg University, as well as a bachelor’s degree in psychology at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.  

Xinyu Zhang (zhxinyu@umich.eduMr. Zhang graduated with a Master’s degree in Survey Methodology from the University of Michigan. Xinyu most recently worked as a research assistant in the Health and Retirement Study at the University of Michigan. As a PhD student, Mr. Zhang will be studying the statistical emphasis in the Program in Survey Methodology.

 
Ziheng Zhang (zziheng@umich.eduMr. Zhang received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a minor in Statistics from Rutger University. Ziheng will be pursuing his Master in Survey Methodology with an emphasis in Social Science track. Currently, he is working as a research assistant in Health and Retirement Study under the supervision of Dr. Jacqui Smith.  
Chendi Zhao (zhaocd@umich.edu) Ms.Zhao received a Bachelor degree in Sociology from Beijing Normal University in China. As a Master student, Chendi will be studying the social science emphasis of the program.
 
 

Alexa Zmich (azmich@umich.eduMs. Zmich graduated with a Bachelor of Art’s degree in Communications/International Relations from Western Michigan University.  Alexa most recently worked as a Student Services Coordinator at Middlebury Institute in Monterey, California. Alexa will be studying the social science emphasis of the program.