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About Us

Staff: Supervisors

Supervisors

The Survey Research Institute employs a highly trained and experienced team of supervisors to aid in the direction of the day-to-day operations of the facility. Supervisors at SRI have played a vital role in our continued success and organizational growth. In addition to conducting phone interviews, supervisors are responsible for managing the many ongoing projects. Our supervisory staff ensures that interviews are conducted in both a timely and cost-effective manner by making independent decisions and assigning work appropriately. In order to verify the accuracy of data collection, supervisors regularly monitor all phone interviewers.

 

Suzy

Suzy joined the SRI team as a research assistant in the fall of 2010 and has spent the subsequent years nurturing her love for all things data. A native of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, she swapped her idyllic hometown for the beautiful Finger Lakes region while completing her undergraduate education at Wells College in Aurora, New York. After earning a bachelor's degree in Public Affairs with a special concentration in ethics, politics, and social policy, Suzy decided to continue her ongoing pursuit of knowledge by joining an institution recognized for its impressive research efforts--Cornell University. She appreciates the dynamic and sometimes unpredictable nature of surveying and all of the unique challenges SRI presents. In her spare time, she's been known to read voraciously and explore eclectic music genres.

 

Soyoung

Soyoung (So for short) So joined SRI during her undergraduate years at Cornell. She was majoring in Development Sociology and minoring in Society and Law. As a Dsoc major, she learned about the importance of data collection and analysis in studying statistical aspects of society. As an undergrad, her plans were to attend law school but that changed over time as she realized research is closer to her long-term interests and goals. Working at SRI played an integral part in her change of mind. Now she is planning to continue her studies in comparative sociological factors such as education, fertility and gender inequalities in select countries. One of the many things she enjoys while working at SRI is the opportunity to interact with people across the nation and understand different opinions. She is also thankful for the friendly company and dedication of SRI staff members who work hard on various projects for the success of SRI.

Macy

Macy joined SRI as an interviewer in Spring of 2014, and was quickly hooked by a lineup of fascinating, impactful research topics. A native of small town Lebanon, Connecticut, she relocated to Ithaca in 2010 to pursue a bachelor's degree in Anthropology at Ithaca College, and quickly fell in love with the tight-knit, quirky community. At SRI, Macy enjoys working with interviewers to help them hone their surveying technique, and appreciates the thrill of behind-the-scenes, detail-oriented tasks such as cleaning data sets, proofreading reports, and testing survey instruments prior to launch. In her spare time, Macy is an avid tea drinker, enjoys trapeze classes at Ithaca's circus school, and takes Archaeology courses through Cornell's Extramural Study program.