Research Assistant, Center for Behavioral Health and Justice
Edita first began working with the jail diversion evaluation team at Michigan State University as a student in an evaluation class taught by Dr. Kubiak in 2015, leading her to want to learn more about the various diversion efforts across the state. She joined the team at the conclusion of the class and had the opportunity to contribute as the research expanded. She has served as a project coordinator, a role that included stakeholder engagement, qualitative interviewing, and supervision of students in data entry and data management. She rejoined the team in 2019 as a data assistant and looks forward to supporting the various research and evaluation initiatives at the CBHJ. Additionally, Edita is a certified Inside-Out instructor, and has four years of experience assisting or teaching a university-level social work policy course at the Jackson Cooper Street Correctional Facility.
Edita assists in the entry, coding, cleaning, conditioning, and analysis of multiple data sets from jails, courts, and state-level agencies. In addition to these data responsibilities, she also assists in the writing of manuscripts and reports.
Degrees and Certifications
- Limited License Master Social Worker (LLMSW)
- Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program Instructor, Temple University
- MSW, Grand Valley State University
- BS, Psychology and Sociology, Aquinas College