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Announcing the 2023 NCDS Data Librarianship Internship Participants!

Posted by on May 15th, 2023 Posted in: announcements
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The NNLM National Center for Data Services is proud to announce the second cohort in the Data Internship program! The goal of the program is to provide graduate students from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups with practical experiences and skills for obtaining data librarian positions. These paid internships offer opportunities to work with real life data and scenarios while working with a mentor in a guided environment. After a highly competitive application and external review process, the following individuals have been selected. They start June 5th, 2023 and complete the internship on August 11, 2023. This year, they will work with our internship partner sites: Data Curation Network (DCN), NNLM Evaluation Center (NEC), University of Rochester Miner Libraries, and Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies. Please join us in welcoming and celebrating them!


2023 NCDS Data Internship Participants



Corey Black

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Hi, my name is Corey Black (she/her), and I have completed my first year in the MA in Library and Information Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I love the exploration of how people access information and from there develop creative ways to facilitate better avenues of access. In my free time, I love doing puzzles, crocheting, and doing hair. I am looking forward to gaining new skills and continuing my learning joureney!

Project: Cary Institute – Ecology of Infectious Disease

Rachel Fu

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Hi, my name is Rachel Fu (she/hers). I am attending the Masters in Library and Information Science (MLIS) program at San Jose State University, with an interest in digital curation. Prior to that, I majored in Molecular Environmental Biology and minored in Data Science at the University of California, Berkeley. Through this internship, I hope to learn about the regulations and responsibilities surrounding data management as well as to gain a better understanding of data acquisition and processing. I would like to work with data management systems in the future to facilitate information storage and research processes. I currently live in San Francisco, California with my tabby cat, but I grew up in Singapore and Los Angeles County.

Project: NEC – Data Warehouse

Jodecy Guerra

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My name is Jodecy Guerra (she/her). I am in my third semester of the MMLIS graduate program at the University of Southern California. I earned my bachelors from the University of California, Davis in Classical Civilizations in 2019. In my free time, I like to go to the gym or hike, read Greek mythological retellings, or watch my five crazy cats who are always up to no good. I was born in Los Angeles, CA and now currently live in Pomona, CA. I am very excited for this internship and excited to learn more about data curation and hopefully learn more about data management. Fun fact about me, I was named after the R&B group “Jodeci.”

Project: DCN – Git Primer

Khiana Harris

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My name is Khiana Harris (she/they), and I will be earning my MLS with a concentration in Informatics from Emporia State University this summer. I am finding data management and visualization essential to the kind of research I would like to do in a PhD program as well as advocacy and strategic planning efforts at my public library. I was born and raised in Kansas and live here with my spouse and two cats.

Project: Rochester – Enhanced Research Metrics

Maria Lee

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Hello! My name is Maria, and I’m excited to learn more about data librarianship this summer! I will graduate with my Master’s in Library and Information Science from Simmons University in December. An internship with the National Transportation Library sparked my interest in data librarianship. I am also interested in public sector data management, digital archives, and open-access repositories. I live in Boston, MA, where I work for the Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America and explore the city on my bicycle in my free time.

Project: DCN – Git Primer

Jennifer Moon-Chung

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My name is Jenn, and I’m an MLIS candidate focusing on Applied Data Driven Methods (ADDM) at the University of Pittsburgh. I’m deeply passionate about using data and analytics to drive better findings in the library and information sciences field. As a Digital Projects and Analytics Manager at Duquesne University, I design and manage library data projects and lead the electronic theses and dissertations (ETD) program. When I’m not studying or working, you can find me indulging in my passion for baking, savoring fresh coffee, and practicing yoga.

Project: Cary Institute – Ecology of Infectious Disease

Katya Mueller

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Hi, my name is Katya, and I am a current student in Syracuse University’s Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) Program. I will be joining the NCDS program from back home in Maine. In my free time, I enjoy reading, walking my dog, and soaking in the sun and ocean breeze.

Project: Cary Institute – Ecology of Infectious Disease

Amanda Pazos

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Hi, my name is Amanda Pazos, and I am currently pursuing an MSI degree at Florida State University. I have previously received my bachelor’s degree in business administration from Florida International University. Currently, I live in Ft. Lauderdale, FL and work at a medical glove company. In my free time, I enjoy reading, traveling to National Parks, and spending time with family and friends. I am excited to learn more about data analysis and data manipulation along with working with the NCDS team.

Project: Rochester – Enhanced Research Metrics

Rachel Priesman Marquez

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Hi! My name is Rachel Priesman Marquez and I’m joining NCDS from Durham, NC, where I’m pursuing a degree in Library Science at UNC Chapel Hill. My career goal is to become a data librarian to help curate healthy environments for information literacy. My passion for libraries and data is matched only by my passion for my cat, my spouse, and karaoke.

Project: DCN – Git Primer

Chelsea Thompson

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I am Chelsea Thompson, a current graduate student within the Master of Library Science program at the School of Library and Information Sciences at North Carolina Central University. I am gaining insight on obtaining and creating metadata for resources, understanding the role of digital preservation, and building on current knowledge about the different systems that are being used to carry out digital processes. In addition, I am a Business Data Analyst at the North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University and hope to continue to expand my knowledge and skills from this organization within this role. I am beyond thrilled for this opportunity and to dive even further into the data world.

Project: NEC – Data Warehouse

Avianna Wooten

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Hi, I’m Avianna Wooten, an information professional passionate about promoting equity and inclusion through data management. I’m currently a first-year graduate student in the MSIS program at UNC Chapel Hill’s School of Information and Library Science, and I work as the Repository Services Department Graduate Assistant at UNC Libraries, where I support the Libraries’ Reckoning Initiative through digitization projects in the Repository Services Department. This summer, I’m excited to participate in the “Exploring the NNLM Data Warehouse” project with the NNLM National Evaluation Center (NEC) to gain real-world experience in data management. My previous work experience includes positions at the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, the Hammer Museum, Clark Memorial Library (UCLA), and the Getty, where I developed a range of skills to support diverse communities and promote social justice through information management. I’m eager to continue pursuing these goals in my future career as an information professional. Also, a few fun facts about me are that I love reading, I’m currently in a small book club with my best friend, and that my cat’s name is Bubbles.

Project: NEC – Data Warehouse

Phoebe Yip

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Hi there! My name is Phoebe Yip (she/her/hers), and I am currently a first year MLIS student at San Jose State University. I reside in Northern New York, where I spend my free time volunteering at my local library. In my leisure time, I enjoy watching movies, baking, and exploring interior design. I am excited to make a valuable contribution to my data services project.

Project: Rochester – Enhanced Research Metrics

If there are any questions, reach out to ncds@nnlm.gov.

This project has been funded with Federal funds from the National Library of Medicine (NLM), National Institutes of Health (NIH), under cooperative agreement number UG4LM01234 with the University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School, Lamar Soutter Library. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.

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