Since joining Keen Independent as a Research Assistant, Ms. Tori Vnuk has contributed to both quantitative and qualitative research tasks as part of disparity studies for Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP), the City of Baton Rouge and Parks & Recreation in East Baton Rouge Parish (BREC). For a number of Keen Independent disparity studies, including Hawaii Department of Transportation, Ms. Vnuk has also conducted research on business assistance programs.
For Arizona Game and Fish, Ms. Vnuk has assisted in the analysis of survey data collected as part of focus groups with hundreds of participants state-wide.
Prior to her position with Keen Independent, Ms. Vnuk worked in research at the University of Arizona studying decision-making, teamwork and mental health treatments. This research has informed her work in audit, education and healthcare, as well as hospitality management.
In her role as an educator in Guadalajara, Mexico, Ms. Vnuk developed a project-based curriculum that integrated the local community and helped develop cross-cultural consistency in achievement standards. She has also taught English as a second language with a focus on success in the workplace.
While conducting business analyses in healthcare, Ms. Vnuk led an initiative to create a web-based platform to facilitate communication among patients and providers along with a database of community resources. As an auditor, she improved standard operating procedures and interdepartmental communication.
Ms. Vnuk graduated from the honors program at the University of Arizona with Bachelor of Arts degrees in both Economics and Psychology. She also earned Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative Certification emphasizing foundations of ethical research.