Center for Science and Engineering Statistics) and the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. He has a B.A. in mathematics from Rider College and an M.A. in mathematical statistics from the University of Rochester.
Ford Fessenden is a graphics editor at The New York Times. He has been a reporter on the metropolitan desk and the investigations desk, specializing in exploiting databases and computer tools for news stories, including a study of rampage killers, and the re-creation of the last 102 minutes of the World Trade Center. He ran the Florida ballot project for a consortium of the New York Times, Washington Post, and Wall Street Journal in 2001, cataloguing the ballots that went uncounted after the Supreme Court stopped the recount. He has worked for Newsday and other newspapers.
Katie Genadek is a research assistant on the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series (IPUMS) user support core at the Minnesota Population Center, University of Minnesota. She has been an IPUMS user since 2003 and has worked on the IPUMS projects since 2007. She currently directs IPUMS outreach and dissemination efforts and she gives IPUMS trainings at conferences, universities, and policy institutes. She is finishing a Ph.D. in applied economics at the University of Minnesota; she holds an M.S. in applied economics and a B.S. in economics from Montana State University.
Linda Giannarelli is a senior fellow in the Income and Benefits Policy Center of the Urban Institute. She serves as project director for the maintenance and development of the TRIM3 microsimulation model, and conducts research in the areas of poverty, child care, and low-income benefit programs. In recent years, she has co-led efforts applying the TRIM3 model to ACS data to estimate the impact of state policy choices on poverty.
Jeanne Gobalet has been an applied demographer for many years. Since 1992, she has been a principal of Lapkoff & Gobalet Demographic Research, Inc., located in California. Much of her recent work utilizes geographic information systems techniques and ACS data. She has served as an expert witness in cases involving political redistricting, racially polarized voting, environmental justice, jury selection, and discrimination in housing, employment, and mortgage lending. Her consulting practice includes helping clients meet federal and California Voting Rights Act requirements. She earned four degrees from Stanford University, including a Ph.D. in sociology, and was a postdoctoral fellow in demography at the University of California, Berkeley.
Cheryl Hayes is the senior manager of the Exposures team in the Research and Modeling Group at AIR Worldwide. She is responsible for leading the