Carrie Oliveira has spent the last 15 years teaching about and conducting social science research in both academic and commercial settings. Dr. Oliveira started her training in social research methods as a student in the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s Speech (now Communicology) Department.

After completing her M.A. in 2002, Dr. Oliveira pursued her social science training in the doctoral program in Communication at Michigan State University where she completed her Ph.D. in 2007. Upon completing her Ph.D. Dr. Oliveira moved to East Tennessee where she worked as an assistant professor for 7 years where she taught undergraduate and graduate students theory and method for doing social science research in Communication.

In 2014, Dr. Oliveira returned to O‘ahu where she transitioned into a career in commercial research. She served as the Director of Research which allowed her to manage and coordinate numerous research projects for clients such as the Hawai‘i State Department of Health, the Hawai‘i State Department of Transportation, the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority, and many members of the private sector.