Serving as UIF Since: Spring 2017
School: Western Michigan University
What she does now: Associate Client Manager, NielsenIQ
What that means: market researcher/data scientist who pulls and analyzes retail data to help client understand market share, share drivers, and category trends
Contact her about: bringing innovation to your campus; staying involved after graduation; innovation funding; uiFresh; diversity; makerspaces; cats; marketing & market research
Hi friends! My name is Jill and I am a 2017 Fellow from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan. I graduated from WMU in April 2018 and now work in data science as an Associate Client Manager (doing market research) for NielsenIQ in Grand Rapids, MI. When I'm not at work, I love to spend time with my family and friends, be outside (kayaking, hiking, camping, etc) and read.
While I was in school, I worked on several projects with the help of UIF and my training, including growing our makerspace, establishing design thinking workshops in First Year Experience courses, and establishing a Student Projects Fund. One of my favorite aspects of my UIF experience was getting to work with so many passionate individuals from all walks of life and different educational backgrounds. I am a firm believer that diverse teams are the best teams!
Please feel free to get in touch any time via email (listed above). I would love to hear from you!