Yelyzaveta DiStefano, MA
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Liza is a data analyst at the Evaluation Center and focuses on survey design, data collection planning, statistical analysis, visualization, and data dissemination for the Center’s partners. Liza’s passion is finding concrete solutions to ambiguous problems using creative methodology and contributing to research that creates compelling narratives that change policy and practice.
Before joining the Evaluation Center, Liza conducted research on the school-to-prison pipeline, working with schools and youth serving organizations across the Midwest to explore issues of policing, discipline, and justice faced by minority students in public schools using focus groups and quantitative measures. In her applied social psychology PhD program, she’s concentrated her training in qualitative methods, statistics, and intergroup relations, specializing in anti-LGBTQ+ prejudice and sexual harassment.
Outside of work, you can find her searching for new music for the radio show she hosts, trying out new recipes to force on her friends, and attempting new hobbies like rollerskating and rock climbing.