This guest post is contributed by Kathryn McDermott and Lisa Keller. McDermott is Associate Professor of Education and Public Policy and Keller is Assistant Professor in the Research and Evaluation Methods Program, both at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Ed. Note: This post is part of the Spotlight
on Commerce series, which highlights members of
the Department of Commerce who are contributing to the president's vision of
winning the future through their work.
Guest blog by Dee Alexander, Program Analyst, Decennial
Management Division’s Outreach and Promotion Branch, U.S. Census Bureau
an employee in the U.S. Census Bureau, I serve as a program analyst in the
Decennial Management Division’s Outreach and Promotion Branch. My key
responsibilities include responding to internal and external stakeholders, and the planning
implementation and evaluation of assigned American Indian and Alaska Native and
decennial communication program activities and products related to the 2010 Census.
My journey into this profession started many
years ago. I grew up in a suburb of Del City, Oklahoma. Both of my parents were
government employees and they worked at the Tinker Air Force Base in Midwest
City, Oklahoma until they retired. After high school, I attended Rose State
College on a basketball scholarship and graduated with an Associate’s Degree in
Travel and Tourism. Later, I received my Masters Degree in Project Management
from George Washington University in 2007.
1998, the Oklahoma Department of Commerce recommended me to the Census Bureau’s
Kansas City Regional Office for a Partnership and Data Services Specialist. This position was responsible for developing
partnerships primarily with federal, state, local and tribal governments for
pre-census and Census 2000 promotion activities. This position allowed me to develop
partnerships with the 39 Federally-recognized tribes in the state of Oklahoma
for pre-census and post Census 2000 activities.
I also felt that being a member of the Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribe was
instrumental in forming these partnerships.
These partnerships helped in producing and creating a new geographic
delineation now known as an Oklahoma Tribal Statistical Area, (OTSA). This delineation
is documented on the Census 2000 and current 2010 AIAN Wall map. The AIAN wall map is the product most
requested from the AIAN population. The
work accomplished for Census 2000 helped in my employment to the Census Bureau
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