Ms. Patterson brings valuable experience in evaluation, tackling programs that require alternative or innovative approaches to answer key research questions. She has worked on a variety of projects to better understand customer adoption and behavioral changes in both commercial and residential applications, and the appropriate methodologies available for their assessment. An engaging speaker, Ms. Patterson regularly presents behavioral and data science driven program research to a variety of audiences. Ms. Patterson’s background in economics and other social sciences support her evaluation of programs that intersect technology, adoption practices and behavioral change. Ms. Patterson comes to Opinion Dynamics after conducting research at various think tanks including the RAND Corporation, the Thailand Development Research Institute, and the Inter-American Development Bank. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in history and cultural anthropology from the University of California Los Angeles and a Master’s degree in international economics from the University of California San Diego.