SSRI would like to welcome Monica Oakes, who recently joined our team as a Research Project Manager. She previously worked for Optum in the Natural Language Processing group leading collaborative efforts across various departments including client professional services projects and implementing process efficiencies within Jira for tracking tasks through to completion.
Monica also has experience in program management, business analysis and consulting across various industries including health insurance, digital media, and manufacturing.
In her new role, she will be working for SSRI Director Dr. Deborah Ehrenthal to provide project management leadership, vision, and tracking of relevant outcomes for existing and new SSRI activities, projects, events, and strategic planning efforts.
Monica received her Master of Science degree in Information Science and Bachelor of Science degree in Quantitative Business Analysis, both from Penn State.
She is a sports enthusiast and happy to be in the State College area. Monica also enjoys reading and helping organizations such as the local chapter of NAMI and Centre Safe.