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Manager Assistant

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
November 05, 2019

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Expert Project Manager, QA specialist, quantitative and qualitative data analyst, and consultant in Latin America and the Caribbean. In my different positions in the Census Bureau, I increased production in the American Community Survey, and National Health Interviewing Survey. On the Decennial side, I am currently responsible for recruiting results and all field operations in Ohio and Kentucky.


Set 2018 – Present: Area Manager

US Census Bureau – Philadelphia Regional Census Center, Philadelphia

Reviewed, rated, interviewed, selected, and trained management staff for early field office in Ohio.

Supervised a total of 8 direct reports and 45 second level reports across 4 offices in Ohio.

Planned and supervised media campaign and direct recruiting for early field operation.

Planned and managed training for Recruiting Assistants (235) and remote field staff (2,500+).

Supervised and advised office construction, furniture and IT deployment prior to occupancy.

Supervise daily activities of office personnel in Philadelphia and management staff in Ohio.

Interreacted with other Area Managers to insure best practices and quality in all field operations.

Planned and participated in outreach activates focusing on community groups and local government organizations in Ohio and Kentucky.

Mar 2018 – Sep 2018: Regional Technician

US Census Bureau – Philadelphia Regional Census Center, Philadelphia

Developed training tracking system to be deployed to 36 offices to track field staff hiring and training (100,000 employees).

Developed database to record, monitor, and catalog Recruiting Assistants activities in field offices in PA, VA, WV, DE, OH, KY, TN, MD, and DC.

Aided Area Managers in initial recruiting efforts for two field offices.

Reviewed, rated, and interviewed applicants for clerical and management positions.

Facilitated new staff training and onboarding.

Assisted in outreach campaign focused on community organizations, and local governments.

Provided support to all field operation activities.

Jan 2017 – Mar 2018: Regional Survey Manager

US Census Bureau - New York Regional Office, New York

Managed project budgets of the American Community Survey ($15M/year) and National Health Interviewing Survey ($1.5M/year).

Tracked performance of teams and field staff (500+), identified low performing areas, low performing employees, and suggested improvement plans.

Planed, organized, and executed training for new hires.

Distributed bi-weekly progress report for 500+ field staff, and financial reports to Headquarters.

Supervised quality control programs, conducted falsification investigation, and provided recommendations.

Reviewed resumes, interviewed job candidates, and made hiring recommendations.

Answered to congressional inquiries, and inquiries from survey participants.

Accomplishment: received On the Spot Award for creating new report based of production metrics.

Aug 2012 – Jan 2014: Co-Principal Investigator

National Science Foundation (NSF), Guyana and Brazil

Developed, monitored, and executed a multi-site research program in Guyana and Brazil

Monitored political, economic, and social developments that could jeopardize feasibility of project.

Analyzed qualitative and quantitative data and proposed suggestions and resolutions to national and international regional legislative conflicts.

Monitored and assured completion of project milestones and deliverables during project lifecycle.

Produced written material, and organized public events to stakeholder to facilitate data acquisition and dissemination of results.

Aug 2014 – May 2015: Co-Chair of Speaker Series

Department of Anthropology – University of Virginia, Charlottesville

Developed new project management schemes.

Monitored project financial feasibility during its entire lifecycle.

Planned, organized, and facilitated virtual and in-person meetings with stakeholders.

Accomplishment: wrote grant proposals resulting in funding.

March 2014 – May 2015: Assistant Editor

Anthropology and Humanism, Charlottesville

Edited and prepared articles for peer-review submission and publication.

Reviewed papers and provided feedback to authors.

Aug 2012 – Dec 2012: Visiting Research Scholar

Walter Roth National Museum of Anthropology, Georgetown, Guyana

Led field research team, coordinated and managed the different phases of research project, and trained field staff.

Presented findings in two public lectures.

Oct 2008 – Feb 2009: Director of Program Development

Manuel Zapata de Olivella Center, Washington, DC

Provided logistic and managerial support to project managers.

Managed internal activities and deadlines for deliverables.

Evaluated variance of current projects and financial feasibility of proposed programs.


Aug 2015 – Jan 2017 (Visiting Research Faculty); Jan 2014 – Dec 2015 (Adjunct Graduate Instructor); Jan – May 2014 (Research Fellow); Jun – Aug 2011 (Field Researcher in Guyana and Brazil); Jun – Aug 2010 (Field Researcher in Guyana and Brazil); Aug 2009 – May 2012 (Graduate Teaching Assistant); Aug – Dec 2006 (Graduate Teaching Assistant); Sep – Dec 2001 (Research Surveyor); Nov 2004 – Jun 2008 (Finance Manager).


Ph.D. – 2016 (Anthropology, University of Virginia); M.A. – 2009 (Anthropology, University of Virginia); M.A. – 2008 (Socio-Cultural Anthropology, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil); B.A. – 2005 (Social Sciences, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil).


Languages: Portuguese (fluent), Spanish (near fluency), French (reading comprehension)

Applications: MS Suite, MS Access, Prezi, HTML, SQL, SPSS, R


Recipient of the National Science Foundation Dissertation Improvement Grant, the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities fellowship, and eight other competitive grants from the University of Virginia.

Three publications in peer-review journals.

Sixteen presentations in international conferences and articles published in conference annals.

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