My Life

  • Using Visuals to Tell a Powerful Story

    By jessicabroome on October 9, 2018
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    When I’m not trying to save the world through research, I’m on the board of a tiny non-profit that my friend started out of her living room in 2011. Little Essentials collects gently used baby gear and distributes it to families who need it. We have an annual fundraiser and this year Jessica Broome Research is the sponsor!! To combine my […]
  • 15 Awesome Experiences in 2015

    By jessicabroome on January 5, 2016
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    2015 was a blast!! I had trouble keeping my list to “only” 15 great experiences, but here are my favorites: 1. Visiting Iguazu Falls in Argentina and making my location independent dreams a reality! 2. My trip to China and Nigeria— a super cool, if jet lagged, project doing in home interviews with teens. 3. Getting some culture shock closer to […]
  • 4 Ways to Crush Impostor Syndrome

    By jessicabroome on October 13, 2015
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    “It feels as if each week, there is some lunch or some dinner or some phone call that is going to blow my cover, reveal that I am not nearly as bright or well read or business savvy or connected as I think people imagine me to be.” –Bill Clegg, Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man My first thought […]
  • My Order Idol

    By jessicabroome on December 15, 2014
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    Compared to a lot of people, I’m pretty organized. I always invoice on time (and pay on time). I never miss meetings or deadlines. I know where everything is. But compared to my mom, I’m an order amateur. My mom has an alphabetized spice drawer and eight photo albums full of chronologically ordered pictures. When I was growing up, we […]
  • The Roots of My Work Ethic

    By jessicabroome on November 26, 2014
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    It’s my dad’s birthday this week, and I’m on my way to visit my family for Thanksgiving. This time of year always makes me nostalgic, so I thought I’d give you a window into my childhood. Here’s one of my earliest memories: we’re driving to the beach for a family vacation, stopped by the side of the road so my […]
  • Days you Never Saw on Facebook

    By jessicabroome on October 22, 2014
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    Every time I talk to someone who only sees me on Facebook, they say some variation of the same thing: “Your life looks amazing! I can tell your business is going really well!” Both of these things are true, but I recently realized that, just like many people, I “curate” my Facebook updates to show the sunny side of the […]
  • Mixing it up, in exercise and work

    By jessicabroome on October 7, 2014
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    Anyone who knows me knows that one of my very favorite things to do is exercise. I genuinely love going to the gym. I think this is one of my finest qualities, and it’s also going to help me live a long and healthy life, so if you think I’m crazy, phooey on you. When I’m in New York, one […]
  • Fun Times in the “Academia Nut”

    By jessicabroome on July 25, 2014
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    I’ve been teaching Questionnaire Design at the University of Michigan’s Summer Institute in Survey Research Techniques, and I’m finding it hugely fun for a few reasons: 1. My students are fantastic. The Summer Institute is always an eclectic bunch. There are a lot of PhD students from other departments (public health, education, sociology…) who are using surveys as part of […]
  • The Forces That Shape Us

    By jessicabroome on May 15, 2014
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    My parents came to New Orleans to visit this weekend. (That’s them in 1966!) My dad, himself an entrepreneur, and my mom, a logistics and problem-solving whiz, have been two of my greatest supporters—both with practical advice and cheerleading—in the almost six years of Jessica Broome Research. Hearing them say, “You did good!” is more meaningful to me than any praise […]
  • Research at Sing Sing

    By jessicabroome on February 17, 2014
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    One of my very first jobs was interviewing inmates in maximum-security prisons in New York State. It was part of an evaluation of a parenting class for male inmates, which is a unique offering: a lot of organizations focus on incarcerated mothers, but very few pay attention to dads. Students learned about child development, effective communication strategies, and how to […]

All material copyright 2014-2016 | Jessica Broome Research | Portrait photo by Sarah Hodzic, Blink Photography