Research & Information Associates 2023-24
Andrés Villalba '25
Email: email@example.com Major: Special Major Educational Studies & Sociology/Anthropology
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
As a FLI student, I know how difficult and daunting the research process can seem. As a RIA, I hope that I can help demystify the research process for you and help you make the most of the resources at your disposal! Some of the things that I might be able to help you with is: working with you to break down your assignment prompt into actionable steps, getting started with the research process, giving you tips on improving the efficiency of your research system, along with many more things! I’m an experienced researcher, and am particularly experienced with educational and anthropological research with a focus on language policy, and bilingual education.
Camille Valentine ‘24
Major: Art with a Concentration in Photography
Hometown: Durham, NC
As someone with a wide variety of academic interests, I know how difficult it can be to narrow down your focus on one specific topic for a research project, and with the wide variety of information available, just getting started can seem like a daunting task. Thankfully there are many resources available to students to help ease this process and break down the complexities of research. As an RIA I look forward to exploring other students’ interests and being a part of their research process. I hope to encourage students to reach out for help, not only from RIAs, and build upon their support system here at Swat. In my free time, I enjoy doing a wide variety of activities including playing cello, ballet, baking, and knitting.
Jimmy Nguyen ‘25
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Major: Cognitive Science Major Minors: Computer Science + Film Hometown: Atlanta, GA Pronouns: They/Them or He/Him
Researching here at Swarthmore can be a daunting process, especially because for many students this is the first time that we’ve had such easy access to a multitude of resources. As an RIA I hope to make researching less terrifying and help students take advantage of resources and materials here to help them. I want to ensure that students feel supported and comfortable in their research process and also promote a welcoming environment where students can feel safe to ask questions and become less stressed and gain a better understanding of the information available to them. While I’m not working as a RIA, you can find me enjoying a nice drink and snacks with a movie, TV show, book, or anything else you can think of!
Karina Flores ‘25
Email: email@example.com Major: Linguistics and Spanish Hometown: Chicago, IL Pronouns: She/her/hers
As a RIA, I know the frustration and discouragement that ultimately leads to procrastination when having to write a paper in such little time. My goal is to make students feel more confident in the research process by introducing them to different resources Swat has to offer. Aside from being a RIA, you can find me at target, listening to Paramore, making different Pinterest boards, and indulging in a new hobby which is currently hello kitty hunting.