/ Frost Center for Data and Research


Frost Center professional staff lead research design, data collection, analysis and dissemination of findings for both Hope College and our community research partners.

They hold graduate credentials in the social sciences providing a breadth of data and research experience, knowledge and skills.

Contact us at 616.395.7556 or via email frostcenter@hope.edu.


Frost Center Fellows

Research Assistants

Providing students with community-based research opportunities is central to the Frost Center mission and reflects the work of Dr. Carl Frost. Each year a team of research assistants gains applied experience as they work with our professional staff to complete Hope College and community partner projects.

G. Sander Owens

Sander Owens is a junior from Holland, Michigan. He is majoring in philosophy and classical studies and minoring in mathematics. He hopes to attend graduate school for linguistics or classical philology and pursue a career in higher education or historical primary source research, or, alternatively, pursue project or logistics management in the higher education industry. At Frost Center he will be primarily working with the data visualization software Tableau to create interactive visualizations and dashboards of both college and community data.

Carly Mursch

Carly is a junior from Delton, Michigan, and is studying abroad for this academic year. She is majoring in political science and has a minor in economics. She plans to attend law school or possibly conduct political science research after graduation. At Frost Center Carly works on data analyses for Frost Center Fridays, the Student Congress Assessment Project, and community research. She has experience in data collection and cleaning and helps the team with visualizations and reporting.

Isabel Santos

Isabel SantosIsabel Santos is a senior from Warrenville, Illinois. She is majoring in psychology and Spanish. She plans to pursue a Ph.D. in either clinical or school psychology. She aspires to conduct positive psychological and psychophysiological research and maybe someday teach at the university level. At Frost Center she will be working on designing the Student Congress assessment as well as assisting Dr. Meagher, Frost Center Fellow, in his environmental psychology research study.

Phuong Anh (Jeannie) Vu

Jeannie Vu is from Hanoi, Vietnam, and currently studying math and economics with a minor in Chinese. Her plan after graduation is to get into a Ph.D. program in economics to study more about economic growth as well as international trade. At Frost Research Center, Jeannie helps with designing and distributing surveys, collecting, cleaning and coding data, as well as performing analysis through SPSS for both Hope College and community projects.

Katherine Yakes

Kate YakesKate Yakes is a junior from Ionia, Michigan. She is majoring in both psychology and sociology. She hopes to attend graduate school for clinical psychology to someday be a therapist for children through adolescence. At Frost Center she is assisting one of our current Frost Center Fellows, Dr. Meagher, in his environmental psychology research throughout the 2022–2023 academic year.