Lab alumna Liana Landivar, formerly statistician at the US Department of the Census, has now accepted a position as survey statistician at the National Science Foundation. In her capacity at the Census, Landivar played a key role in managing the Census’s measurement and categorization of occupations – a complex task that supplies vital information on the health of the US economy and labor force for use by government, industry, and research entities. She was also active in helping to craft Federal guidelines for determining the occupations considered to be part of the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) field. At NSF, Landivar will be leveraging her experience and expertise with occupations to help study the evolution of America’s science and technology labor force, including the changing demographics of workers in STEM fields. Her work there will provide insights to inform science and education policy, and to better assess occupational fields that are central to US competitiveness and economic growth.