Melissa Rodgers is a second year PhD Quantitative Methods student in the Department of Educational Psychology. She began as a Graduate Research Assistant in the Spring of 2017 providing data management, analysis, and research support to Dr. Stephen Russell and the post-doctoral research fellows in the SOGI Lab. Specifically, she oversees the extraction, cleaning, and ongoing management of over 15 years of large administrative and survey data from repeated cross-sectional designs, collected at multiple levels (e.g. students, teachers, schools, and districts). Her current methodological research interests include missing data, multi-level modeling, and meta-analytic methods to address outcome dependence and publication bias.