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Meet Tiffany Schwalm

07 Sep Posted by in Cactus Call | Comments Off on Meet Tiffany Schwalm
Meet Tiffany Schwalm

Name: Tiffany Schwalm

Title: President

Company: Fieldcats, Inc.

Current City: Austin, TX

Hometown: Phoenix, AZ

Years in the market research industry: 15

What duties does your current job position include? Global Project Management, Consumer and Pharma/Healthcare

What’s the best aspect of your current job position? I thoroughly enjoy puzzles and getting studies organized and fielded efficiently.

What you see coming in the market research industry during the next five years? More mobile and in-person ethnographies.

How did you first come to work in market research? Temping. I moved to Chicago, working as a classical violinist and taking auditions as they came up. While waiting for more opportunities to open in the local orchestras I decided to temp to make some extra money. I began temping at Doyle Research Associates and absolutely loved both the people at DRA and the culture of the business, so decided to switch career paths. Still very thankful to the DRA team for giving a violin performance major a chance at something different!

What led to you to joining the Insights Association? Compliance and networking. I want to ensure I’m up-to-date on the ever-changing legalities in research and to meet new people.

What is your educational background? I hold a Master’s degree in violin performance from the New School / Mannes College of Music.

Where else have you worked in the past – including non¬‐MR positions? Musician / Violinist.

What do you do in your spare time – hobbies or activities? I enjoy gardening, specifically around growing species that attract and host butterflies! I also enjoy spending time with my family, being in nature, traveling, and occasionally picking up my fiddle.

Favorite sports team? Texas Longhorns! 😊 But really, I just enjoy the energy felt watching sports with a crowd.

Do you have any unusual talents? Not really. I can dictate (listen to, then write the notes/chords on a staff) almost any music, but not sure that’s an unusual talent, haha.
What would others be surprised to know about you? I’m a fairly straightforward person. Nothing too surprising to see here 😊
What is your ideal vacation? Water or mountains, and sunshine. Peace.