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50th Anniversary Spotlight on Dana Manning

Published: November 26, 2019

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Dana Manning – Research Coordinator

How did you come to know HDI?
I started as a STEPS employee.

How long have you been at HDI and what is your role?
9 years as a Research Coordinator and 10 1/2 years as a Data Analyst

During your time at HDI, of which accomplishments are you most proud?
More accurate and efficient data analyses, and improved feedback to the programs that provide our data.

Looking back, can you please share with us a fun or fond moment you had at HDI?
Many open and interesting conversations with coworkers about anything!

What do you think the future holds for HDI?
There are so many outside influences that I could not predict. Flexibility is important – the future is never what you think it’s going to be.

What does HDI mean to you?
I appreciate the trust in my professional judgement, and the space to pursue interests and possibilities.