Jason Kyler-Yano brings 10 years working as researcher and evaluator across academic, nonprofit, and government sectors. He leverages both qualitative and quantitative analysis methods to answer questions about human behavior, program implementation and impact, and equity across diverse areas of identity. He is well versed in R-based tidyverse and ggplot packages for data manipulation, analysis, and visualization. Currently, he is expanding his skillset to include Python and machine learning.
Through years of experience, Jason has learned to support stakeholders in sharpening their research and evaluation questions. He focuses on identifying relevant data sources and communicating the utility and limitations of analyses and projects. He has helped social service providers identify the questions that existing datasets could answer. Then, he designed surveys and interview protocols to probe deeper into client experience and perspective.
Prior to Cadeo, Jason was a senior researcher and data analyst at the Joint Office of Homeless Services for Multnomah County. He also served as a senior research assistant at the Institute on Aging at Portland State University. In these roles, he created data reporting infrastructure for tracking changes with people who entered and exited the homelessness service system. Additionally, he provided research and evaluation reports that informed policy and programmatic decision-making.
Outside of work, you can find Jason reading a good book or watching a great (or not-so-great) movie or show. He also enjoys taking trips with his wife to the Oregon Coast, Mt. Hood, and his secret mushroom foraging spot.