Ms. DeVane joined Keen Independent with an extensive background in disparity study research..
Since joining Keen Independent, Ms. Devane has analyzed quantitative data as well as prepared data for further analysis, including availability data for the State of Minnesota multi-jurisdictional study and City of New Orleans study. She has also performed analysis and preparation of in-depth interviews with business holders and stakeholders for both of the aforementioned studies.
Prior to working with Keen Independent, Ms. DeVane managed organization and participation for business owner and stakeholder interviews for the purpose of collecting qualitative data. She managed interview events for disparity studies with Illinois Central Management Services; Cook County, IL; Illinois State Toll Highway Authority; Pace Bus and Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago. In addition, she organized business owner outreach to ensure relevant business ownership categories and work types were represented in qualitative data analysis.
In addition, Ms. DeVane has also performed varied quantitative and qualitative research tasks for disparity studies for Hawaii Department of Transportation; Newark Public Schools; Broward County, FL; Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority; North Carolina Department of Transportation; Missouri Office of Administration; City of Minneapolis, MN; New York State and Maryland Department of Transportation. She has trained subcontractors and managed focus group events across the country. She also contributed to a research study for the Transportation Research Board (TRB).
Ms. DeVane earned her Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas and a Master’s degree in Music from University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida.