Keen Independent Research
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Wickenburg , AZ 85390
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Denver , CO 80206

Meet Our Awesome Team

A cross-disciplinary, innovative team that is committed to our clients.
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging are imbedded in everything we do.

Nicole Yates, Ph.D.

Nicole Yates, Ph.D., Consultant Nicole Yates

Dr. Nicole Yates joined Keen Independent with expertise in equity, diversity and inclusion. Her experience includes quantitative and qualitative analyses supporting women of color in STEM careers. Her employment research has expanded opportunities for historically marginalized groups. Nicole directed membership where she collected and leveraged recruitment data to increase the membership pool for the National Society of
Black Engineers. Nicole serves on the Executive Board, Conundrum Theatre Company in Burbank, CA.

Project Experience:

  • Disparity studies
  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) studies
  • Performing arts and venue assessments
  • Quantitative and qualitative assignments
  • Survey development
  • Programming


Ph.D., Urban Education Policy, Educational Psychology concentration,
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

M.A., Psychology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA

B.A., Drama Stanford University, Stanford, CA



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