Research Data Tech II

Maia Szulik joined the Center for Child and Family Policy as a Bilingual Research Data Tech in June 2022. As a Sociologist with an MS in Anthrozoology, she is excited to bring her previous experiences in research, outreach, and childhood and family education to her role.

Szulik has worked on research projects with topics ranging from families and children to pets in underserved communities. Throughout her career, she has been involved with academic coaching, childcare, tobacco cessation, family services, and public health consulting. Szulik has also translated and culturally adapted media literacy programs to improve how children interpret messages about substance use in the media.

Within her role at Sanford, some of the tasks she is involved with include recruiting research participants and administering surveys, translating study materials, and evaluating and analyzing data.

Work Experience and Education:

  • Community Spanish Interpreter and Translator Public Service Diploma, Durham Technical Community College – 2021
  • M.S., Anthrozoology, Canisius College – 2019
  • Animals & Human Health Certificate in Animal-Assisted Therapy, Activities, and Learning, Institute for Human-Animal Connection at the University of Denver – 2016
  • B.A., Sociology, Elon University – 2015