Barbara Lawrence, a Regional Manager in the Field Operations department at NORC since 1992, oversees the field activities for the north western portion of the United States. Barbara’s expertise is in data collection of labor force behavior. She has overseen quality data collection on issues surrounding entering the work force at an early age and subsequent transitions in and out of the labor force. She has expertise in managing longitudinal surveys and has managerial experience in 19 rounds of 4 major longitudinal studies for NORC. Barbara has honed her skills on projects related to adolescents, their health behaviors, attitudes and work ethics, and development.