We welcome Dr. Sara Brady to First Five Nebraska as Data Analyst. She pivoted into policy research after 10 years in academia and research consulting.
In her previous roles, Sara trained countless students in rigorous quantitative methods and data analysis and advocated for the importance of evidence-based approaches in solving real-world problems. Prior to joining First Five Nebraska, she was also a researcher for a tech startup, CAPE Inclusion, and the civic tech organization, Hack for LA, where she spearheaded efforts to develop replicable research methods at enterprise scale. Sara is passionate about using research to understand complex problems and advocate for under-represented groups.
“We’re thrilled Sara has joined the First Five Nebraska team,” said Director Jason Prokop. “She brings unique skills that will serve our organization well as we continue to make the case for the importance of quality early care in the lives of Nebraska’s children and families.”
Sara received a Ph.D. and M.S. in experimental psychology from Texas Christian University and a B.S. in psychology from the University of Nebraska at Kearney.
When she’s not doing research or advocacy work, Sara is either spending time with her high-school sweetheart and husband, Adam, or their two daughters, Evelyn and Vivian.