Olivia M. Blackmon
Strategic Research Analyst
Olivia Blackmon is a strategic research analyst at SHRM, where she handles the Human Capital Benchmarking Survey, analysis and reporting. Prior to joining SHRM, Olivia worked with Thurgood Marshall College Fund as an education research and statistical consultant. She was the director of research and statistics for the Diversity in Education Fund and worked as the Senior Statistician for educational related topics at the magazine Diverse: Issues In Higher Education. Through the fund, she has contributed to minority research in partnership with Innovative Educators, National Association for Equal Opportunity, National Science Foundation, The Pell Institute and the Lumina Foundation. In 2007, she finished her Education Writers Association fellowship at Harvard University in Applied Statistics, focusing on minority gaps on NAEP data. She is currently pursuing her PhD in Sociology of Education at George Mason University.