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Student Fellows & Project Leads

Meet the latest group of DSSG participants from all over the country: Student Fellows and Project Leaders.

See all the past DSSG participants – click for the full list.

DSSG 2022 Student Fellows

Abhilash Biswas, Student Fellow

Graduate Student
Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University

Project: Satellite Streaks in Astronomical Images


Kilando Chambers, Student Fellow

Undergraduate Student
Applied Mathematics and Psychology, Harvard University

Project: Satellite Streaks in Astronomical Images


Vidisha Chowdhury, Student Fellow

Master’s Student
Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University

Project: Heating Loads in Alaska and Beyond


Madelyn Gaumer, Student Fellow

Master’s Student
Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Washington

Project: Heating Loads in Alaska and Beyond


Zhaowen Guo, Student Fellow

Ph.D. Candidate
Political Science, University of Washington

Project: Tracking family and intergenerational poverty using administrative data


Ihsan Kahveci, Student Fellow

Ph.D. Student
Sociology, University of Washington

Project: Tracking family and intergenerational poverty using administrative data


Azizakhon Mirsaidova, Student Fellow

Master’s Student
Artificial Intelligence, McCormick School of Engineering, Northwestern University

Project: Exploring new understandings of the cost of living at a basic needs level using the Self-Sufficiency Standard database


Betelhem Aklilu Muno, Student Fellow

Master of Public Health Student
Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Washington

Project: Tracking family and intergenerational poverty using administrative data


Priyana Patel, Student Fellow

Master’s Student
Human Centered Design and Engineering, University of Washington

Project: Exploring new understandings of the cost of living at a basic needs level using the Self-Sufficiency Standard database


Cheng Ren, Student Fellow

Doctoral Student
Berkeley School of Social Welfare, University of California

Project: Exploring new understandings of the cost of living at a basic needs level using the Self-Sufficiency Standard database


Ashley Santos, Student Fellow

Undergraduate Student
Department of Computing, Data Science and Society, University of California, Berkeley

Project: Satellite Streaks in Astronomical Images


Philippe Schicker, Student Fellow

Master’s Student
Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University

Project: Heating Loads in Alaska and Beyond


Shamsi Soltani, Student Fellow

Doctoral Student
Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, School of Medicine, Stanford University

Project: Heating Loads in Alaska and Beyond


Hector Joel Sosa, Student Fellow

Ph.D. Student
Social Psychology, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Project: Exploring new understandings of the cost of living at a basic needs level using the Self-Sufficiency Standard database


Eliot Stanton, Student Fellow

Recent Graduate
Data Science and Analytics, Simmons University

Project: Tracking family and intergenerational poverty using administrative data


DSSG 2022 Project Leads & Data Scientists

Dino Bektešević, Project Lead

Graduate Student
Astronomy Department, University of Washington

Project: Satellite Streaks in Astronomical Images


Nicholas Bolten, Data Scientist

Data Science Postdoctoral Fellow
eScience Institute, University of Washington

Project: Heating Loads in Alaska and Beyond


Dharma Dailey, Human Centered Design Mentor

Data Science Postdoctoral Fellow
University of Washington


Jessica Godwin, Data Scientist

Statistical Demographer and Training Director
Center for Studies in Demography & Ecology, University of Washington

Project: Tracking family and intergenerational poverty using administrative data


Bryna Hazelton, Data Scientist

Senior Research Scientist
Physics Department and eScience Institute, University of Washington

Project: Exploring new understandings of the cost of living at a basic needs level using the Self-Sufficiency Standard database


Bernease Herman, Data Scientist

Data Science Fellow
eScience Institute, University of Washington

Data Scientist At-Large


Vaughn Iverson, Data Scientist

Research Scientist
eScience Institute, University of Washington

Project: Satellite Streaks in Astronomical Images


Annie Kuclick, Project Lead

Research Coordinator
Center for Women’s Welfare, School of Social Work, University of Washington

Project: Exploring new understandings of the cost of living at a basic needs level using the Self-Sufficiency Standard database


Lisa Manzer, Project Lead

Director
Center for Women’s Welfare, School of Social Work, University of Washington

Project: Exploring new understandings of the cost of living at a basic needs level using the Self-Sufficiency Standard database


Meredith Rawls, Project Lead

Research Scientist
Department of Astronomy, Data-intensive Research & Cosmology (DiRAC), University of Washington

Project: Satellite Streaks in Astronomical Images


Jennie Romich, Project Lead

Associate Professor
School of Social Work, University of Washington

Project: Tracking family and intergenerational poverty using administrative data


Erin Trochim, Project Lead

Research Assistant Professor
Alaska Center for Energy and Power, University of Alaska Fairbanks

Project: Heating Loads in Alaska and Beyond