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DSS lab consultation schedule
Sep 1-Nov 3By appt. here
Nov 6-Dec 15Walk-in, 2-5 pm*
Dec 18-Feb 2By appt. here
Feb 5-May 4Walk-in, 1-5 pm*
May 7-May 15Walk-in, 2-5 pm*
May 16-Aug 31By appt. here
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*No appts. necessary during walk-in hrs.
Note: the DSS lab is open as long as Firestone is open, no appointments necessary to use the lab computers for your own analysis.

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The following is a list of statistical consultants who can help you in downloading, formatting, reshaping, or analyzing data when you come to the DSS lab. If you have specific questions, you may send emails to

If you need assistance in identifying and locating data, contact a subject specialist.

Full time consultants

Ofira Schwartz-Soicher
Office:Firestone Library, A12.F2
Background:Ofira has a BSc in Nutrition from Hebrew University, an MBA from Rider University, and a PhD in Social Work from Columbia University. Joined DSS January 2014.
Languages:Hebrew, English

Oscar Torres-Reyna
Office:Firestone Library, A12.F1
  • Research methodology
  • Quantitative analysis
  • Political science/Politics
  • Public opinion
  • Public policy
  • Economics
Background:Bringing over twenty five years of work/research experience in public, private and academic sectors, Oscar has a BA in economics from the School of Economics/UNAM (Mexico) and a diploma in applied statistics from ITAM (Mexico). With a strong focus on quantitative analysis, he also has a masters in public administration, and an MPhil. and PhD in political science from Columbia University. Joined DSS May 2007.
Languages:Spanish, English

Graduate student consultants

In Young Park

Office:Firestone Library, DSS lab, A-12-G
  • Political Economy
  • International Relations
  • R
  • Stata
Background:In Young Park is a PhD candidate in the Politics Department at Princeton. In Young uses game-theoretic and econometric tools to model and test under what circumstances incomplete contracts are effectively enforced under uncertainty at individual, group, and nation-state levels. Prior to PhD, she obtained an MA in East Asian Regional Studies at Harvard on the Harvard-Yenching Fellowship, and received her BA in International Studies from Ewha Women's University, South Korea.
Languages:English, Korean, Japanese, Chinese

Joan Ricart-Huguet

Office:Firestone Library, DSS lab, A-12-G
  • Comparative Politics
  • Political Economy
  • International Relations
  • Experimental social science
  • Research methodology
  • R
  • Stata
Background:Joan Ricart-Huguet is a PhD candidate in the Politics Department at Princeton. Prior to starting his PhD, he obtained an MA in Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences from Columbia University as a recipient of la Caixa Graduate Fellowship. He also holds a BA in Political Science from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB). His academic interests include the effects of colonialism on political representation and elite formation, the role of culture in shaping identity and socioeconomic outcomes and decentralization as well as quantitative and experimental methods.
Languages:Catalan, French, English, Spanish
This page was last updated on April 5, 2010