My Personal and Professional Experiences
I'm the president and founder of Infante Consulting and Research and a native speaker of Spanish, born and raised in Paraguay. I have extensive multicultural research experience, with a professional background in research planning and development, financial services, and non-profit work. I've taught graduate and undergraduate courses related to research, Spanish language and culture, as well as multiculturalism at several universities in Colorado.
My love for qualitative research started in 2009 while attending a graduate program at Colorado State University (known as a very active research university). Since that time I have been part of several research opportunities for different projects at Colorado State University and Washington State University, which provided me with the discipline and experiences necessary to conduct robust research studies, by abiding to rigorous standards and ethical expectations. My background incorporates not only the knowledge of the theory of qualitative research but also how to conduct research from beginning to end.
Giving back to my community and my profession is important to me. I'm an active member and a board member nominee of the Qualitative Research Consultants Association (QRCA). I was a session host for the 2020 QRCA conference, and a former Advance Committee member. I'm also a Feature Co-Editor of the QRCA Views Magazine (Toolbox section), a member of the Insights Association-Southwest Chapter, and I'm part of the Accelerate Program of WiRE (Women in Research) mentoring program, and a lead/chair for session hosts for the 2022 QRCA conference in San Diego.
Some organizations I've been involved with at a local level are Leadership Fort Collins (as a graduate and committee member), the Fort Collins Chamber of Commerce, and the Latino Chamber of Commerce. I'm also a former executive board member of Crossroads Safehouse, and a former board member of Alternatives to Violence, a non-profit organization providing shelter, advocacy, education and resources for people impacted by domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking. When I'm not working you can expect to see me volunteering in my community in northern Colorado, and at regional and national events with other great market research professionals.
Please feel free to send me an email at Natalia@InfanteConsultingandResearch.com or call me at 970-488-9047.
Natalia Infante Caylor, PhD