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Since 2016, the Lib Lab Fellows program has been an ongoing experiment in library-based learning focused on bringing to bear networked technologies on conventional scholarship. The program is guided by a critical and creative consideration of just what we mean by "the digital." Cohorts bring together majors from STEM, Humanities, and Social Sciences to engage theory and practice of digital scholarship through open lab hours and weekly discussion meetings during the fall semester.
 

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Past Fellows

2020

Abigail Bautista '22 is a junior pursuing an Honors Special Major in English Literature and Educational Studies. She likes coming up with bullet journal and art journal spreads, creating (and expanding) new worlds that probably will never leave her imagination, and watching anime in her free time.

Alex '21 is a senior studying Math and Spanish. He is interested sustainability, data science and knowledge management. When not pole vaulting for the track team, you can probably find him upside down in a handstand or reading (he hasn't figured out how to do them at the same time yet).

Chioma Anomnachi '21 is an English Literature major with minors in Computer Science and Black Studies. She's interested in the ways we can use digital computation tools to think differently about race, literature, and organizing. She also likes taking pointless personality quizzes, trying out new recipes, and reading about Afrofuturism for her thesis.

Ellis '22 is a junior studying Math and Linguistics. They enjoy painting, sculpting, printmaking, and birding. They appreciate short stories, stickers, and knickknacks. Contrary to popular belief, they still have access to Hicks Hall.

Yang '23 is a sophomore studying computer science. They support Hong Kong democracy protests, and the liberation of Tibet, Kashmir, and Uighurs. They love cool things (nature, astronomy, queer art, diasporic literature, and great professors) and friends.

2019

Elvis Adorkor '22 is a sophomore and a prospective Computer Science and Mathematics double major. He is from Ghana, West Africa. He loves love everything at the intersection of Math and Computer Science and aspire to become a Software Engineer. Outside of his academics, he loves going to concerts, traveling, listening to music and hanging out with his friends.

Matt Koucky '22 is a sophomore studying Computer Science, Linguistics, and Art History. They like reading and writing poetry and are learning how to make computer music.

Michael Selvaggio '21 is a junior majoring in Linguistics and Computer Science. He's from New York, but not the city. When not being consumed by work, he enjoys making & playing games, theater, and self actualization.

Rachel Lapides '22 is a sophomore from New York City studying English and Psychology. She's interested in the future of literature in the digital age and she loves plants.

Shayla Smith '20 is from South Florida and studies Environmental Studies and Peace & Conflict Studies. She's interested in ecofeminist theory, feminist/womanist fiction, and shelling. Shayla is a lover of cats, candles, and caffeine.

2018

Francisco Verón Ferreira '19 is a senior majoring in Engineering and Mathematics, with interests in computational engineering and applied math. An international student from Paraguay, he is interested in the intersection between STEM and the humanities and social sciences, which is why he decided to pursue engineering in a liberal arts setting. In his free time, he enjoys making photographs, reading novels, and exploring the Crum Woods.

He '21 is a sophomore majoring in History and Statistics. He is from Guangzhou, and he uses IP addresses around the globe.

Ivan Lomeli ’19 is an aspiring software engineer majoring in Computer Science. He was born in Mexico and raised in Santa Ana, California. He enjoys hiking, free driving, and spending time with friends. Ivan is interested in how digital technology will impact the landscape of intellectual property laws and the implications of global digitization.

Jissel is a junior studying History and Religion. She intends to complete an honors major in History, as terrifying as that may be. The history of empire, particularly French and British empire, excites her to no ends. In her free time, however, she enjoys playing bass, imagining the world of archives, and learning as much as she can about political organizing!

Jon Kriney ’20 is a junior studying Art History, Math, and Interpretation theory. His primary interests are architectural history, theory, and design, especially when studied through an interdisciplinary lens. He enjoys climbing trees, but certainly not Scott Arboretum trees. Absolutely not. He has a tremendous respect for those trees and the arboretum as a whole.

Katie '22 is a sophomore and a prospective computer science major from Michigan. Outside of academics, she spends a lot of time dancing. She likes learning from other people, making pictures about ideas, and finding good deals! She hopes to ~someday~ work in the intersection of technology, education and community building.

2017

Amal Sagal '20 is a junior majoring in Anthropology and Peace and Conflict Studies with interests in applied anthropology, oral history, and reproductive justice. She was born and raised in Virginia and spends her nonexistent free time reading, cooking, photographing, and arguing with her siblings.

Cindy Li '21, a sophomore studying Computer Science and Educational Studies, has been interested in software engineering and web development for a long time. Her dream is to travel the world, but for now she'll settle for the short rides from Philly to New York. She's also always on the lookout for some good tostadas and pizza.

Joseph DeBrine '19 is a senior majoring in Ancient Greek and Linguistics. He was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico and likes reading, running, radios, writing stories, and the letter 'r'.

Ziv Stern is a prospective Linguistics and Classics double major with special interest in morphology, philology, and computational linguistics. He has a lot of ideas for coding projects on Latin and Greek corpora. He has not done enough work on any of these projects. You can generally find him excitedly pouring through an etymological dictionary, probably singing something by Sondheim under his breath.

Samme Sheikh '20 is a junior majoring in Political Science and minoring in Interpretation Theory. Samme is from Portland, Oregon but wants to be adopted by Philadelphia, and he's well on his way toward his goal of knowing more about African politics than that of the United States.

Yi Fei Cheng is a prospective Engineering and Computer Science double major. He is particularly interested in web development, robotics, and animation.

2016

Amy Han '17 is an engineering and computer science double major. Originally from Washington state, she enjoys hiking, skiing and exploring the outdoors. Amy is excited to be working in New York City after graduation.

Byron Biney '19 is currently a completing a special major in Educational Studies and Computer Science, with a minor in Psychology. He's interested in learning how technology can help facilitate meaningful learning experiences in today's current landscape for all students. He would like to explore how current cultural formations and structural issues interact with digital technology.

Hazlett Henderson ‘17 is a French and Arabic double major at Swarthmore College. She likes reading and composting, and wants to graduate so that she can spend more time doing both.

Jake Davis Mundo '18 is double majoring in Linguistics and Mathematics. At Swarthmore, Jake is one of the organizers of Peripeteia, a group which plans interdisciplinary events and discussions, and loves playing board games with friends in moments of free time. Jake grew up in New Jersey.

Liv Elmore '20, prospective undecided major at Swarthmore College.

Samantha Herron '18 is a Sociology & Anthropology major. She loves the internet, the library, pop music, and her cat Marv.