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DSS lab consultation schedule
Sep 4-Nov 3By appt. here
Nov 4-Dec 12Walk-in, 2-5 pm*
Dec 15-Jan 31By appt. here
Feb 2-May 3Walk-in, 1-5 pm*
May 4-May 12Walk-in, 2-5 pm*
May 13-Sep 3By appt.
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*No appts. necessary during walk-in hrs.
Note: the DSS lab is open as long as Firestone is open, no appointments necessary to use the lab computers for your own analysis.

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The following is a list of statistical consultants who can help you in downloading, formatting, reshaping, or analyzing data when you come to the DSS lab. If you have specific questions, you may send emails to

If you need assistance in identifying and locating data, contact a subject specialist.

Full time consultants

Ofira Schwartz-Soicher
Office:Firestone Library, A12.F2
Background:Ofira has a BSc in Nutrition from Hebrew University, an MBA from Rider University, and a PhD in Social Work from Columbia University. Joined DSS January 2014.
Languages:Hebrew, English

Oscar Torres-Reyna
Office:Firestone Library, A12.F1
  • Research methodology
  • Quantitative analysis
  • Political science/Politics
  • Public opinion
  • Public policy
  • Economics
Background:Bringing now over twenty years of work/research experience in public, private and academic sectors, Oscar has a BA in economics from the School of Economics/UNAM (Mexico) and a diploma in applied statistics from ITAM (Mexico). With a strong focus on quantitative analysis, he also has a masters in public administration, and an MPhil. and PhD in political science from Columbia University. Joined DSS May 2007.
Languages:Spanish, English

Graduate student consultants

Gabriel Tenorio

Office:Firestone Library, DSS lab, A-12-G
  • Macroeconomic modeling
  • TIme series analysis
  • Panel data
  • Stata
  • R
Background:Gabriel is a PhD student in the department of economics. He specializes in international macroeconomics, currently studying the interaction between banking crises and sovereign default. He holds a B.A. degree in economics from ITAM (Mexico), and he has worked in public finance consulting before coming to graduate school.
Languages:Spanish, English

Jean Nava

Office:Firestone Library, DSS lab, A-12-G
  • Race/Ethnicity
  • Immigration
  • Text Analysis
  • Stata
  • R
Background:Jean is a PhD student in the department of sociology. His focus is on media depiction and identity construction of Latinos, specifically in newspapers. He holds degrees in Sociology, Economics, and Statistics from The University of Texas at Austin.
Languages:English, Spanish

Jorge Alvarez

Office:Firestone Library, DSS lab, A-12-G
  • Economic development
  • Macroeconomic modeling
  • Inequality and poverty measurement
  • Stata
  • Matlab
Background:Jorge is a PhD student in the economics department focusing on macroeconomic theory and development. He holds a BA in economics from Harvard University and has worked on public policy research in Latin America.
Languages:English, Spanish, Portuguese
This page was last updated on April 5, 2010