Career Connection

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November: Natalia Cañas

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  • Title: Research and Policy Associate
  • Company: National Alliance for Hispanic Health
  • Date & Time: November 30, 12pm-1pm PST
  • Room & Zoom: Online Only. Zoom link
  • Bio: Natalia leads research efforts on the NIH All of Us Research Program at the National Alliance for Hispanic Health. She is part of a team working to understand the impact of COVID-19 on the Hispanic community using All of Us data. Additionally, she has conducted qualitative research with the Latinx community in Washington, D.C. and in Colombia with Venezuelan migrants. Additionally, she has written mixed-methods reports on COVID-19 perceptions among Hispanics throughout the U.S. for CDC grants.



November: Jeff Gonzalez

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  • Title: Director of the Mathematical Statistics Research Center in the Office of Survey Methods Research
  • Company: The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
  • Date & Time: November 17, 12pm-1pm PST
  • Room & Zoom: Online Only. Zoom link
  • Bio: Jeffrey Gonzalez is the Director of the Mathematical Statistics Research Center in the Office of Survey Methods Research at the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. He completed his Ph.D. in Survey Methodology at the University of Maryland in 2012, following a MS degree in Biostatistics at the University of Michigan and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina. Jeff has over 15 years of service in the Federal Statistical System, having recently been a Research Mathematical Statistician with the Economic Research Service at the USDA where he served as the technical lead for survey and data development for the Second National Food Acquisition and Purchase Survey as well as a Mathematical Statistician at the BLS from 2007 to 2019. His research interests include modular survey designs, responsive/adaptive designs, respondent burden, and nonresponse bias and in his free time enjoys spending time with his spouse their three cocker spaniels - Griffin, Winston, and Stirling - and enjoys traveling, marathoning, and non-competitive Cross Fitting.



October: Ana Zepeda

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  • Title: PHD Student in Geography
  • Company: UC Davis
  • Date & Time: October 27, 2pm-3pm PST
  • Room & Zoom: Online only. Zoom link Passcode: 188851
  • Bio: Ana is a Geography PhD student at UC Davis, where she studies the impacts of compounded disasters on farmers, specifically women farmers in Latin America and the Caribbean. Using qualitative data, she analyzes how public policies and educational programs can best assist farmers. In addition to her research, Ana is a teaching assistant for various courses at UC Davis, including qualitative research methods and international agricultural development theory.



September: Mariby Cruz

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  • Title: Process Analyst I
  • Company: Quidel
  • Date & Time: September 22, 12noon-1pm
  • Room & Zoom: Online only. Zoom link
  • Bio: Mariby is a Process Analyst at Quidel Corporation, a diagnostic healthcare manufacturer serving to enhance the health and well-being of people around the globe through the development of diagnostic solutions. She is responsible for developing reports to analyze data, to predict product quality, and summarize product performance periodically. She assists in product quality improvements which increase quality, lower cost, and increase manufacturing capacity.