Ian Dinnie and Kazmeria (Kassie) Breest, master’s students in the Data Analytics and Computational Social Science (DACSS) program at UMass Amherst, are applying the knowledge and skills they are developing in the DACSS program by working as research analysts in Economic and Public Policy Research at the UMass Donahue Institute (UMDI). Ian and Kassie graduated from UMass Amherst with a degree in economics with a minor in history, and a degree in economics with a minor in mathematics, respectively.
At UMDI, the Economic and Public Policy Research (EPPR) group conducts economic impact analysis, socioeconomic research, and population estimates. As research analysts, Ian and Kassie provide support on various UMDI projects that are both quantitative and qualitative in nature.
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