You're out there saving the world.
Even superheroes need sidekicks.
Do you lack access to the information you need to do your job well?
Does reading research feel like reading an unknown foreign language?
Are you staring at data you collected, wondering how to analyze them?
I help professionals in child-serving organizations use research to make informed, evidence-driven decisions.
Are you on the brink of giving up on finishing your degree?
Do you feel your jaw clench every time someone asks you how your dissertation is going?
Do you feel pulled in all directions by your dissertation, family, and work obligations?
Is every encounter with your committee like facing the execution squad?
I help students complete their dissertation more quickly.
Does the idea of creating a logic model or theory of change make you hide under your desk?
Do you have a hard time showing people how great your program really is?
Are you challenged with how to demonstrate to funders that you're achieving your outcomes?
Do you dream of building a brand new program or organization, but don't know where to start?
I use and teach a system for creating effective, evidence-based programs that make a greater impact on child rights and welfare.
I also help people to identify what is going well in their programs, how they could be improved, and the degree to which they achieve their desired outcomes.
I am an active member of the NPEIV. Our mission is to make the prevention of interpersonal violence a national priority (in the United States) and to encourage healthy relationships by linking science, practice, policy, and advocacy.
I also serve as the Publicity Chair for the Research Action Team. This team focuses on the promotion of research in the areas of violence, integrating practice issues into research, and supporting basic and applied research.
Your trusty, data-loving sidekick.
I strongly believe that the causes of the world's problems are rooted in our childhoods and family environments.
Parents are the first and strongest means of making our world a better place. I first began researching parenting during my undergraduate studies in Psychology at the University of Puget Sound. I continued this research during my graduate studies, receiving a Master's of Arts and Doctorate in Applied Developmental Psychology from Claremont Graduate University. More than 80% of the courses I took were in research methods and statistics. I love the stuff.
I worked at several different non-profit organizations starting in 2002, before founding Hamai Consulting in 2008. The people I worked with were caring, compassionate, and fiercely intelligent. However, I quickly learned how many obstacles there are between our grand visions and reality. I became a consultant with the goal of helping people overcome these obstacles.
Additionally, I taught K-12 as a tutor and teacher for a little while, and then moved on to be a faculty member at multiple universities for 7 years. I taught courses in psychology, criminology, mathematics, English, and general education. My favorites were research methods and statistics, of course.
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