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I have an internship at the WFP Iraq Country Office in Jordan with the Vulnerability and Assessment Mapping(VAM) unit. We are working on the results from the Iraqi Knowledge Network(IKN) Survey, focusing on food security, expenditure, and the Public Distribution System(PDS). Currently I am preparing syntax in SPSS to use for analysis once the final data is released. Our hope is to be instrumental in improving the PDS' efficiency in reaching those who are most vulnurable to food shortage and food insecurity In Iraq. The MESCI program was highly relevent to this work because we are measuring poverty and trying to create better opportunities for growth and development. In addition, the technical skills in statistics and stata have aided me in learning a new statistical program. One cannot analyze food security without economics and statistics. Ms. Shannon Patty-Stoddard is a data analyst with expertise in food security and institutional knowledge management. She provides qualitative and quantitative analysis using participatory, statistical, and geospatial methods. She has extensive experience collecting, analyzing, visualizing, and reporting data to diverse clients and audiences for evidence-based decision-making. She has developed curriculum, policy, and proposed and designed research and assessments leading to the development of in-house analysis techniques for food security and humanitarian response. She has worked and conducted research in over a dozen countries.