Rupa Datta

Vice President and Senior Fellow

NORC at the University of Chicago

Years on the NLS team: 1988-1990; 1997-present

Role: I have had many roles over my 20 years on the NLS, including project director at NORC and acting principal investigator for the NLSY97, but they all revolve around assuring data quality.

Why am I proud to be part of the NLS team

The NLS team is a collection of fabulous people who have the privilege of working on a project that is unique in terms of how it can help us understand the complexity of people's lives. Every day, we work on practical problems and often mundane issues that we know ultimately affect the power of the data. How could I not be delighted to get to do this work every day!