Project Associate (Data Analytics)
Xinyu Wei is a Project Associate (Data Analytics) at Chapin Hall. She provides support for the team of researchers and policy staff in conducting empirical, analytical, and conceptual studies in child and family implementation evaluation research. She contributes to converting administrative data into analyzable formats, conducting thorough and critical literature reviews, and co-working on evaluation reports for the client. Wei’s areas of expertise are quantitative and qualitative research methodology, policy analysis, data analysis and visualizations. Her public policy education focuses on program evaluation, cost-benefit analysis, survey questionnaire design, and data and programming.
Prior to joining Chapin Hall, Wei worked as a Research Assistant at the Biological Sciences Division at the University of Chicago on a public health evaluation study to reduce re-admission rates for COPD patients. She was also on a team conducting statistical analysis on administrative data in a cohort study on Illinois childcare workers’ employment trajectories during the pandemic, organized through Harris Policy Labs and the Illinois Department of Employment Security. She supported data analysis, visualization, presentation, and writing deliverables including policy memo and data dictionary. Wei’s earlier professional experiences involved news writing and editing for the education beat, and legal case research and administrative work for legal offices. Her volunteer work at a positive psychology and mental wellbeing-related coaching start-up involves youth empowerment and young professional self-development.
Wei holds a Master of Public Policy degree from the University of Chicago, with certificates in Data Analytics, Survey Research, and Policy Analysis. She received a Bachelor of Journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia and a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from the Communication University of China.
Master of Public Policy, University of Chicago
Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, University of Missouri-Columbia
Bachelor of Arts in Communication, Communication University of China