Jaiden Butler joined Urban Alliance in January of 2022 as a Program Analyst for Urban Alliance’s Highschool Internship Program. Before joining UA, Jaiden worked as a Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) Data Analyst for MidFirst Bank in Oklahoma City, OK, as a research assistant in Personality and Psychopathology labs at both Ball State University in Muncie, IN, and at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, OK, and as a Transition Coordinator and Peer Support Specialist for Creoks Mental Health Services in Stillwater, OK.
As a CRA Data Analyst, Jaiden analyzed home mortgage and small business lending data across MidFirst’s five states of operation to ensure that the bank was investing in and lending to low to moderate-income (LMI) individuals or individuals living in LMI census tracts. As a research assistant, Jaiden engaged in grant-funded research projects investigating the effects of personality traits, attitudes, and cognitive abilities on experiences of substance use and abuse, personality traits related to counterproductive and unethical workplace behaviors, personality disorders, and the mathematical functioning and statistical properties of psychological tests. As a Transition Coordinator and Peer Support Specialist, Jaiden worked with young people living in rural Oklahoma ages 16-21 to guide them in their journeys toward learning hard and soft skills that they would need to succeed as an adult.
Jaiden received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a minor in German Language and an emphasis in International Studies from Oklahoma State University, her Master of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Personality Theory and Psychopathology from Ball State University, and her Master of Science degree in Quantitative Psychology and Statistics from Ball State University.