Emily VanZoest, M.A. is a Research Associate for the National Initiative for Leadership and Institutional Effectiveness (NILIE) at the Belk Center. As a Research Associate, she partners with client institutions to administer, collect, analyze, interpret, and report on client survey data for NILIE. Prior to joining the Belk Center team, Emily served in various capacities within higher education, including consulting, student affairs, and enrollment management. She earned her Master’s Degree from Michigan State University in Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education where she served as the President of the Council of Graduate Students. Her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Relations and Policy was earned from James Madison College at Michigan State University.