Yasir Karim

Data Partnerships Officer Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research Yasir joined The Michael J. Fox Foundation in July 2021. As an Officer on the Data Partnerships team, Yasir’s main role includes supporting projects focused on increasing data usability and interoperability. Yasir’s responsibilities include building the Foundation’s community of contributing data scientists, as well as … Continue reading Yasir Karim

Shane Coleman

Data Curation Manager Virginia Tech Shane Coleman is the Manager of Data Curation at Virginia Tech University Libraries. Coleman is responsible for managing the institutional data repository VTechData and provides consulting support for Geographic Information Systems. Prior to working at Virginia Tech, Coleman worked as an environmental consultant managing an environmental database, supporting lab report … Continue reading Shane Coleman

Reina Chano Murray

Geospatial Data Curator and Applications Administrator Johns Hopkins University Reina Chano Murray is the geospatial data curator and applications administrator at Johns Hopkins University. As part of the Data Services team, she is responsible for the curation of geospatial data, as well as the management of the university’s geospatial software licenses and platforms. She is … Continue reading Reina Chano Murray

Dorris Scott

GIS Librarian and Social Science Data Curator Washington University Dorris Scott is the GIS Librarian and Social Science Data Curator at Washington University – St. Louis, where she provides consultation on projects that use geospatial data along with providing training in various GIS software, programming applications of geospatial data, and data management. She also serves … Continue reading Dorris Scott

Melinda Kernik

Spatial Data Analyst and Curator University of Minnesota Kernik assists researchers to document and organize spatial data submitted to the Data Repository for the University of Minnesota (DRUM).  She provides support for spatial digital humanities projects as part of the Digital, Arts, Sciences and Humanities program (DASH). She’s also part of the Big Ten Academic … Continue reading Melinda Kernik

Andrew Battista

Librarian for Geospatial Information Systems Services New York University Andrew Battista is the Librarian for Geospatial Information Systems at New York University, where he provides geospatial guidance and manages collections for the university community. Andrew is a contributor to the GeoBlacklight open source data discovery project, and he regularly teaches classes on data cleaning, geospatial … Continue reading Andrew Battista