Resume

Education

Ph.D. Psychology- Pennsylvania State University 2020

M.S. Psychology- Pennsylvania State University 2017

B.S. Psychology- Brigham Young University 2014


Experience

Data Analyst

The Center for Collegiate Mental Health (2018-Present)

Sole data analyst in charge of managing and analyzing multiyear database of longitudinal psychotherapy data from 1,000,000+ clients at 300+ college counseling centers.

Programming
• Converted all legacy code from SPSS to R, making data processes more efficient and reproducible.
• Created R packages that standardize data management, analysis, and reporting, reducing time to clean data and produce routine reports from weeks to hours.
• Built a Shiny app used by hundreds of counseling centers to better allocate mental health services and advocate for more resources.

Modeling
• Built an algorithm and early warning system predicting client failure to improve during treatment – used daily by 7,000+ therapists.
• Used mixed effects modeling and machine learning methods to predict clinical outcomes such as client recovery trajectories, risk of suicide attempts, and resource utilization.

Reporting
• Generated and published industry-leading annual reports presenting trends in college student mental health.
• Produced standardized reporting templates and online reporting platforms, allowing hundreds of counseling centers to view key metrics from their local data in comparison to national benchmarks.

Graduate Research Assistant

Pennsylvania State University (2014-2018)
• Published 23 articles in peer reviewed academic journals.
• Collaborated with interdisciplinary teams within and outside Penn State to produce psychology research.
• Gave talks presenting research at international academic conferences.
• Managed and mentored junior graduate students and undergraduate research assistants.

Research Assistant

Brigham Young University (2012-2014)
• Analyzed the factor structure of a group psychotherapy measure using multilevel structural equation modeling, allowing for its implementation in clinical settings.
• Conducted two meta-analyses on group psychotherapy in collaboration with an international research team.
• Authored a methodological publication on performing multilevel structural equation modeling.


Skills

Software and Programming Languages: R, SQL, Git, SPSS, Tableau, SAS, Mplus, Stata

Statistical Methods: regressions, mixed effects modeling, structural equation modeling, data visualization, R Shiny application development, R package development


Awards

Marty Murphy Award for excellence - Penn State Psychology Department 2017

Psychotherapy Most Valuable Paper (MVP) Award 2016

  • “Outcome Differences Between Individual and Group Formats When Identical and Nonidentical Treatments, Patients, and Doses Are Compared: A 25-Year Meta-Analytic Perspective”

Pennsylvania State University Clinical Psychology Graduate Scholar Award 2014

Psychology Valedictorian- Brigham Young University 2014