The University of Nebraska–Lincoln SRAM program graduated nine degree recipients in the 2016-17 academic year. Whether teaching or conducting research or both, each one of the SRAM alumni is well-trained in survey methodology, research and analysis.
December 2016 Graduates
Ana Lucía Cordova Cazar (Ph.D.) is an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito in Ecuador. She is teaching statistics and opinion measurement.
Rebecca Powell (Ph.D.) is a research survey methodologist at Research Triangle Institute in North Carolina.
Elizabeth Steele (MS) is a consulting associate and regional director for Gallup and is based in Minneapolis.
May 2017 Graduates
Yukina (Chen) Benitz (M.S.) has been employed as a senior customer insights developer at the Oriental Trading Company in Omaha. Conducting the market research side of the business, Yukina handles every survey Oriental Trading sends out from designing to reporting, and organizes focus groups. She does data analysis work and builds predictive models. She manages outside research vendors when it comes to customers' voice and consolidates everything together to give data-supported advice to the executive teams.
Shanshan (Sarah) Deng and Amanda (Timm) Ganshert (M.S.) work as project managers with the Bureau of Sociological Research at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Their positions involve managing multiple projects through all their stages over a variety of topics. They are also responsible for communicating through all these stages with clients, both external and internal (faculty at Nebraska).
Xiaoqian Ma (M.S.) is working with Professor Ian Newman as a project assistant in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.
Lok Wa Yuen is the megadata analyst at the Nebraska Prevention Center for Alcohol and Drug Abuseat the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.
August 2017 Graduate
Beth Cochran (Ph.D.) recently began her position at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. She teaches Quantitative Literacy and Reasoning along with SAS Programming and Data Management as a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.
For more information on the SRAM program, visit: sram.unl.edu