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Senior Research Analyst
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Amy Cyr brings her passion for gathering and analyzing information to evaluation projects that help organizations be more effective and better serve their communities. Recent projects have been in the areas of health, arts education, and K-12 education. As a Research Analyst, Amy creates data collection protocols (interviews and surveys), analyzes data, writes reports, and conducts secondary research.

Brings to the Team

  • Specialization in qualitative research methods
  • Fieldwork experience in multiple communities in the U.S. and abroad has given Amy experience connecting with people from various cultures and backgrounds (cross-cultural communication)
  • Study, research, and teaching experience in multiple humanities and social science areas has given Amy facility in analyzing group and cultural practices through a number of frameworks
  • Group facilitation skills

Work Experience

  • The Improve Group, Senior Research Analyst (2016-present)
  • The Improve Group, Research Analyst (2014–2016)
  • San Francisco Department of Public Health, Evaluation Associate (2013–2014)
  • University of California, Berkeley; Dominican University of California; and San Francisco State University; Adjunct Lecturer (2012–2014)
  • Subjects taught: Arabic language, sociology, cultural studies, gender studies

Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree, Indiana University
  • Master of Arts, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • PhD, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Areas of Focus: qualitative applied research methods, cultural analysis, Middle East studies, youth development

Brings to the Community

Amy has enjoyed volunteering for arts-based youth organizations including Beats, Rhymes, and Life (2013-2014) and Silence the Violence/Urban Peace Movement (2009-2013).

Beyond the Bio

When not at work, Amy enjoys reading and spending time outdoors.