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Claudia Hebert

Data and Research Coordinator

Claudia Hebert joined Turnaround for Children in January 2022 as the Data and Research Coordinator. In her role, Claudia contributes to all stages of research from data collection and analysis to visualization and reporting for internal and external audiences. She also helps to develop Turnaround’s learning agendas and creates measurement and evaluation tools in alignment with these agendas.

She has six years of research experience, exploring different areas such as cognitive psychology, industrial-organizational psychology, and alcohol policy. Her work has focused on survey creation, mixed-methods data collection, and qualitative analysis. She also has an education background, completing Teach for America’s teacher training and a year of a Masters in Teaching.

Claudia graduated summa cum laude in 2019 from the University of Minnesota with a B.S. in Psychology and Minors in Public Health and Neuroscience.

What motivates you?

Connection and learning. I love connecting with new people and forming relationships, so I feel very blessed to have a job that promotes that, both within the organization and for students and educators as part of our mission. Despite not being a student anymore, I still strive to gain new skills and grow my knowledge. Turnaround’s commitment to continuous learning motivates me every day.

What book has influenced you most?

One of the best books I’ve ever read was “The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down” by Anne Fadiman. It’s the true story of a young Hmong girl with epilepsy and the struggle her family faces while navigating the American healthcare system. It made me realize just how much our cultural competence is lacking in medicine and in other areas. It formed much of my foundation of belief that, in any field, we should always be working in partnership with the people we are trying to help, rather than just prescribing what we think is best for them.