Thea joined the IBRC team in 2014 to serve as an Education and Workforce Development Specialist. In this role she studies of outcomes of training and education programs in Indiana, and conducts analysis of economic data to identify trends for Indiana regions and the state as a whole.
Prior to joining the IBRC, Thea worked as a Geographic Data Manager for the USAID-funded Demographic and Health Surveys Program. In this role, she managed the GPS data verification process and a variety of web mapping and visualization applications. She also served as a Community and Economic Development Volunteer with the Peace Corps in Bulgaria.
Thea holds a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Anderson University, as well as a Master’s of Public Affairs and a Master’s of Science in Environmental Science from Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs.
Radon: A public health issue that hurts the poor the most
July-Aug 2016, InContext
The Home/Work Balance: Visualizing Commuting in Indiana
May-June 2016, InContext
Aging of the Indiana Workforce
Fall 2015, Indiana Business Review
Indiana's Coal Mining Industry
July-Aug 2015, InContext