Sandy Eyster


Vice President & COO

Sandy Eyster, Ph.D., is Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Activate.  Sandy has over 20 years of experience in designing and conducting quantitative and qualitative research. Prior to joining Activate, Sandy was a Managing Director of Survey and Data Sciences at the American Institutes for Research (AIR) and was responsible for designing research studies; overseeing data collection, analyses, and reporting; and project quality assurance.  She led several organization-wide efforts, including serving as the Chair of AIR’s Institutional Review Board and developing data governance procedures for all research conducted at AIR. Prior to AIR, Sandy was a Survey Statistician at the U.S. Census Bureau, overseeing data collection activities for the National Crime Victimization Survey. She has in-depth experience in designing, overseeing, analyzing and reporting data from large scale national collections, including collections for the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics and Policy and Program Studies Service. She received her Master’s degree in public policy from George Washington University and her Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Michigan.