Years on the NLS team: 2002 - present
Role: I have worked on all facets of the NLSY79 data collection, including systems, materials, training, and project oversight.
I have absolutely loved being part of the NLSY team for the past thirteen years. I am most proud of the collaborations between the BLS, the staff at CHRR, the principal investigators, and the project and field staff here at NORC. These are the smartest, most creative people in survey research, and we have collectively contributed to the public good in ways too many to count. The fact that we have kept at least eighty percent of NLSY respondents engaged in this effort for over thirty years is an enormous accomplishment! It is truly a pleasure to be a contributor to the NLSY -- the "Gold Standard" of survey research in the U.S.!