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Resume for Yadira P. for Researcher / Scientist / Professional & Consulting Services in Auckland City, New Zealand

Occupation: Researcher / Scientist Industry: Professional & Consulting Services
Country: New Zealand City: Auckland City
State: Auckland ZIP: 1001

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yadira P., PHd

Wyndham Street, Auckland, NZ, Ÿ Ÿ 

Summary of qualifications

Highly motivated Social Scientist with over years experience in communitybased program management, social marketing, project monitoring, quantitative and qualitative research and evaluation, SOP/protocol development and training.


  • Doctorate of Philosophy, Department of Cultural Anthropology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA                December
  • Dissertation Title: “Blanqueamiento Whiteness in Paradise: Nationbuilding, Immigration and Race in the Dominican Republic.” Chair: Dr. Richard Handler

  • Visiting Scholar, Center of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, New York University, NY, NY  Spring
  • Master of Arts, Anthropology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA    January
  •   Thesis: “Whiteness in Motion: The Construction of a Whiter Dominican Republic.”

         Chair: Dr. Richard Handler

  • Bachelor of Arts,  Anthropology, Cornell University, cum laude        May Concentrations in International Relations and Latin American Studies
  •   Honors Thesis: “Differing Levels of Identity Formation among the Japanese in the

      Dominican Republic.” Honor’s Advisors: Dr. Viranjini Munasinghe and Dr. Vilma SantiagoIrizarry


  • Traveling, Dancing, Socializing and Learning about new cultures

    professional experience

    Evaluation and Research Independent Consultant      

    REYL Consulting, New York, NY                          Established Mar

  • President and founder
  • Responsible for the growth and development of REYL business market. The customer market grew from fold in months.  
  • Managed budgets, work products, and relations with clients in public health focused organizations
  • Developed logic models, evaluation plans, and numerous data collection tools, including surveys, interview protocols and focus groups guides for clients
  • Conducted organizational assessments with multiple stakeholders for foundation, government, and nonprofit evaluation projects as an independent consultant
  • Provided trainings on Workplace Harassment, Evaluation and Monitoring, Community Mapping and Cultural Competency
  • Hired, trained and supervised consultants  

    Director of Turning Research Into Prevention

    Latino Commission on AIDS, New York, N.Y.          Sept – Oct

  • Developed implementation manuals, program monitoring plan, evaluation tools and customized training for facilitators for a public health intervention that was used throughout the United States to increase condom use among women years old
  • Facilitated discussions and structured collaboration between the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention in the USA and the original principal researcher with goal of drafting intervention for national distribution
  • Developed innovative method for collaborating with a team of fifteen public health stakeholders
  • Negotiated and Secured collaboration contracts with piloting sites in hospitals, clinics and universities.
  • Monitored implementation of intervention at the pilot sites

    Senior Research Associate    

    Latino Commission on AIDS, New York, N.Y.          Jan – Sept

  • Assisted in the development of the Commission's Research and Evaluation department and internship program growing the program from interns a year to a year
  • Managed behaviorallybased research projects for Latinos on smoking cessation, HIV testing and counseling, increase condom usage with a staff of over
  • Assisted in grant writing that brought in over million US dollar over years
  • Wrote Institutional Review Board proposals with a % approval rate
  • Launched social marketing campaign to increase awareness of homophobia and HIV among gay men and MSM with a reach of over million.
  • Provided technical assistance to over communitybased organizations and departments of public health across the eastern United States and Puerto Rico;
  • Developed and facilitated over dozen skillsbuilding curricula;
  • Designed and monitored program protocols for over twelve nonprofit organizations in urban and rural settings
  • Conducted Data coding, analysis and interpretation;
  • Conducted formative assessments including focus groups, street intercepts, key informants and community mapping;
  • Provided national trainings for the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention on behavioral interventions for communities disproportionately affected by HIV/AIDS.  

    Program Consultant for Mellon Mays Foundation

    Social Science Research Council, New York, NY         Feb – Sept

  • Assisted in the planning and organizing of Mellon Mays's annual conference of over participants
  • Coordinated travel and accommodations for all participants
  • Organized all social events at conference including negotiating contracts at % lower of projected cost.
  • Managed conference budget; processed all payments and reimbursements within a months time.

    MultiProperty Owner and Manager

    P. Rentals, New York and New Jersey                 OctPresent

  • Directed property management of three properties with a total of five units
  • Designed and managed renovation projects totaling $,
  • Created and implemented property management programs for residential properties including managing contractors and work permits
  • Conduct tenant credit checks, supervise movein process, deal with complaints and scheduling maintenance

    Graduate Academic Advisor for First Year Students

    Resident Life Office, University of Virginia, Charlottesville,VA       Aug – Dec

  • Advised college freshmen on scheduling courses, major selection, preprofessional training and career planning;
  • Developed and executed ten programs per semester for over students focusing on academic training, cultural enrichment and personal development
  • Acted as a liaison between College deans, faculty advisors and students
  • Received a % approval rate from students including an award for “Most Approachable Advisor”
  • Coordinated diversity training program for fellow Graduate Advisors  
  • Tertiary Courses taught

    Designed and taught ten universitylevel courses to over students of diverse race, class, gender, age and educational level. Provided interactive lectures and received two teaching excellence awards.

    Undergraduate Level Courses

    Adjunct Professor – AFPR : Latina Women                      

    Hunter College CUNY, New York, NY

    Adjunct Professor – Anth : Introduction to Anthropology four fields       

    College of Staten Island CUNY, Staten Island, NY

    Adjunct Professor – Anth : Peoples and Cultures of the Caribbean      

    University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

    Graduate Level Courses

    Instructor Language and Classroom Teaching Consultant for International Graduate Students    

    University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

    Preparatory Level Courses

    English Teacher for Math and Science for Minority Students MS College Prep     

    Philips Academy, Andover, MA

    Literacy Teacher in Bronx InnerCity Summer Camp       

    I.S. , Bronx, New York

    Teaching Assistant

    Language and Culture Dr. Ellen ContiniMorava       

    University of Virginia, Department of Anthropology

    Health of Black Folks Dr.  Wende E. Marshall        

    University of Virginia, Department of Anthropology

    Nationalism, Racism & Multiculturalism Dr. Richard Handler      

    University of Virginia, Department of Anthropology


  • Mix Methods Research on use of social networking to increase early HIV testing
  • Duration: September July

  • Surveybased Research on Job Burnout in HIV/AIDS field
  • Duration: June November

  • Archival Research for Dissertation on race, immigration and nationalism in the Dominican Republic            Duration: Jun – Sept
  • Summer Archival Research and Dissertation Fieldwork in western Dominican Republic and Haiti          Duration: Jun – Aug
  • Predissertation Summer research in Santiago, Jarabacoa and Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic       Duration: Jun – Sept
  • Summer Language study and predissertation research in Nagoya, Japan           Duration: Jun – Sept
  • Honor’s Thesis Research in Jarabacoa, Dominican Republic              Duration: Dec
  • Awards and honors

  • Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival Fellowship, Ithaca College, New York         Awarded:
  • Dissertation WriteUp Grant, Anthropology Department, University of Virginia           Awarded:
  • Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship               Awarded:
  • Mellon Mays Dissertation Writeup Grant, Mellon Mays Foundation, Social Science Research Council       Awarded:
  • Fulbright IEE Grant, US Embassy               Awarded:
  • FulbrightHayes Grant, US Embassy declined due to Fulbnght IEE Funding            Awarded:
  • Mellon Mays Dissertation Research Grant, Mellon Mays Foundation, Social Science Research Council       Awarded:
  • Dissertation Research Grant, Department of Anthropology, University of Virginia          Awarded:
  • Predissertation Research Grant, National Science Foundation NSF, University of Virginia        Awarded:
  • Summer Foreign Language Institute Fellowship, University of Virginia            Awarded: and
  • President’s Fellowship for Graduate Studies, University of Virginia             Awarded: –
  • Andrew W. Mellon Predoctoral Research Grant, Social Science Research Council SSRC        Awarded:

    Field of specialization


    Nationalism, immigration, political economy, identity formation

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