Marni Basic joined CPRD in 2018 as a Survey Research Outreach Specialist, coordinating the Illinois Youth Survey. She has extensive quantitative and qualitative data collection experience, including 16 years managing data collection at the Survey Research Laboratory’s Urbana office. Her expertise includes data collection protocols, interviewer training, and questionnaire design from a data collection perspective. She has also worked professionally as both an editor and writer. Marni holds a Master’s degree in Sociology and a Bachelor’s degree in Advertising from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.