Name, Credentials: Valerie Adams-Bass, Ph.D.
Job Title: Consultant
Company / Organization: V.N. Adams & Associates
City, State: Philadelphia, PA
Blog / Social Media: http://valerienadams.com/blog/
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