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Meet The Team

For staff here at ASR,  this work is more than a job – it is a calling.  We came to ASR because we wanted to be at the front lines of community change.  Our team includes more than two dozen researchers, analysts, and support experts across our California Central Coast, San Francisco Bay Area, and Sacramento offices.

Our team of social scientists includes academics and practitioners from the fields of developmental psychology, human development, sociology, anthropology, education, public health, and public policy.

Many of us are bi-lingual and/or bi-cultural. We have staff fluent in Spanish, Chinese (Mandarin), Hindi, Italian, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Russian, Hebrew, and Bahasa Indonesia. Click on our team members to learn more. 
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Jennifer

Anderson-Ochoa, MIA

Project Manager II

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Susan

Brutschy

President

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Connie

Chu

Research Analyst II

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John

Connery

Senior Project Manager

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Keri

Correa

Copy Editor

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Juliana

Huaroc, MPA, MA

Senior Research Analyst II

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Jordan

Katti, PhD

Project Manager II

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Elizabeth

Mower, MA

Project Manager

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Liat

Sayfan, PhD

Project Manager

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Alex

Werner

Research Assistant II

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Sandra

Arellano

Research Analyst

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Julie

Burr

Senior Research Analyst

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Lisa

Colvig-Niclai, MA

Senior Vice President of Planning and Evaluation

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Laura

Connery

Director of Operations and Impact

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Kim

Gillette, MPH

Project Manager

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Jessica

Irwin, PhD

Senior Research Analyst

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Ryan

Mays, MS

Senior Research Analyst I

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Alyssa

Mullins, PhD

Project Manager

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Sofia

Stepanyan, PhD

Senior Research Analyst

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Chistina 

Branom, PhD

Director of Research and School Readiness

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Kim

Carpenter, PhD

Project Director

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James

Connery

Project Manager II

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Peter

Connery

Vice President

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Chelsie

Hess, PhD

Senior Research Analyst II

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Laura

Johnsen

Research & Administrative Assistant

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Claire

Miller

Senior Research Analyst

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Javier

Salcedo, MS

Statistical Analyst

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Maria

Usacheva, PhD

Senior Research Analyst II

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