Social Impact Enthusiast and Data Aficionado in Chicago, Illinois
Hey, thanks for the visit! I'm Lee, a twentysomething Chicago resident, dog parent, and freelance researcher and educator with Upswing Advocates. As you may have guessed from that big blue button up there, I'm currently seeking opportunities involving research, data analysis, and/or program evaluation in order to fulfill my career goal of becoming a full-time social science researcher.
If I could summarize my employment history in one word, it'd be "eclectic." However, I consider that to be an advantage, as I've worn many hats and been exposed to a variety of work enviornments throughout my professional experience. Furthermore, throughout this journey my career destination has remained constant: I want to utilize my research and data skills in places, for organizations and with people where I can make a difference.
I'm currently pursuing this endeavor through my freelance research position at Upswing Advocates, where I have conducted research and co-led workshops focused on uplifting and empowering neurodiverse individuals. By "neurodiverse," I'm referring to the concept of neurodiversity, which is defined by the Symposium on Neurodiveristy as "a concept where neurological differences are to be recognized and respected as any other human variation. These differences can include those labeled with Dyspraxia, Dyslexia, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Dyscalculia, Autistic Spectrum, Tourette Syndrome, and others."
Other research I have conducted has focused on students with disabilities in higher education as well as LGBTQ youth sexual health education. So basically, if there's data around that needs collecting, coding, analyzing, interpreting, and/or publishing, I'm there.
That's about it! Want to work together? Let's make it happen. You can take a look at my resume, view a sample of my writing from my research project titled
"Serving Students with Disabilities in Study Abroad Programs," or check out my LinkedIn profile below for more information. While you're at it, feel free to click that big blue button to contact me directly. Thanks for your time and I look forward to hearing from you!