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Name, Credentials: 
Valerie Adams-Bass, Ph.D.

Job Title:  Consultant

Company / Organization:  V.N. Adams & Associates

City, State:  Philadelphia, PA

Website:  http://valerienadams.com

Email:  vnadams1@gmail.com

Blog / Social Media:  http://valerienadams.com/blog/

Education: 

Marketing Bachelor of Science, Philadelphia University

Urban Education Masters of Education, Temple University

Ph.D., Developmental Psychology, University of Pennsylvania

How long have you worked for your current company or organization?  8 years

What are your primary duties in this position?  Independent Consultant

What do you enjoy about your work? What are the perks and drawbacks?  Flexibility, selecting projects I am interested in working on. Integrating research into practical application. Drawbacks can be that contracts are not yet consistent, may vary in amount/length.

Career path: how did you land this position? What do you see in your future career plans?  Being involved in local professional community as a practitioner.

What career advice would you like to share with graduate students seeking careers in your field?  Connect to a community of interest, define you speciality/expertise, learn as much as you can.

Ways I am involved with SPSSI:  Read newsletters / mailings / website; Apply for scholarships, fellowships


Research that produces nothing but books will not suffice.
                                                                                                                    - Kurt Lewin