Stacy L. Schaffer is the Founder of 31:8 Project (a non-profit that educates others on the topic of human trafficking) and Development Officer for the North Dakota Humanities Council. She graduated with a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Hamline University in St. Paul, MN. Before attending Hamline, she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Behavioral Sciences from the University of Mary in Bismarck, ND. Stacy has dedicated much of her time towards advocating for human rights. In 2011, she was crowned Miss North Dakota International and represented a platform on combating human trafficking. She currently serves as a board member for the North Dakota Human Rights Coalition and Farwest Rotary Club – Bismarck. She continues to work with organizations including the North Dakota Bismarck-Mandan Young Professionals Network, North Dakota Attorney General’s Human Trafficking Commission, Not For Sale Campaign, and Soles4Souls. Stacy resides in Bismarck, ND and credits her motivation, work ethic, and determination from growing up on a farm near the small town of Wishek, ND. Read more.
After graduating from Hamline with an art major, Jake worked as a sculptor, bronze foundry worker, and custom metal fabricator for several years before moving into managing some of the places he was working in. About 10 years ago he quit his job, went to graduate school, and switched careers, moving into public policy/service. Since then, Jake has had an opportunity to serve on the staffs of U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar, Saint Paul Mayor Chris Coleman, and now as Deputy Secretary of State/Chief of Staff for Steve Simon, Minnesota's Secretary of State. In addition, Jake just started his term as mayor of St. Louis Park after four years on the city council. Jake says, “It's definitely the busiest time of my life, but in a good way.” Read more
Jake Goudey graduated from Hamline in 2015 with a degree in economics. During his final year at Hamline, he interned at Digital River on their marketing analytics team. After graduating, he was hired on full-time as a data analyst. As an analyst for Digital River’s marketForce agency, Jake uses his knowledge of data science and digital marketing to produce actionable, data-driven insights for Digital River’s clients. Since joining Digital River, Jake has assisted or led the development of several key analytics projects. These projects have ranged from the pragmatic, such as automating client reporting, to the experimental, such as using algorithmic sentiment analysis to evaluate how online chat agents interact with customers. His primary areas of expertise are demographic analysis, firmographic analysis, statistical modeling, and forecasting. Read more about Jake here