In October, the DREAM Lab welcomed its first graduate employee, Anna Lepska, as our Digital Scholarship Specialist GE.
Anna is a graduate student from the School of Planning, Public Policy, and Management studying non-profit management. Anna comes to the DREAM Lab with experience working with non-government organizations that focus on youth empowerment and human rights education from Ukraine. Her experience working with people from multiple countries from diverse backgrounds, strong knowledge of social science methodologies, advanced digital information communication technologies, and project management skills bring expertise to the DREAM Lab as we continue to develop and streamline operational procedures for space management and reservations, develop documentation and tutorials for audio-visual technologies, offer technology-intense digital project workshops, and conduct space use evaluations.
Along with supporting the DREAM Lab, Anna is involved in the Caribbean Women Healers: Decolonizing Afro-Indigenous Traditions digital project. As part of the digital research project team, her role includes leading technical processing and quality assurance of healer interviews, spearheading digital technology platform workshop instruction, collaborating with librarians, archivists, and technologies on research data management for website development and archiving, support for website usability testing, project management, and project outreach and marketing. We’re thrilled to have Ann join the DREAM Lab and the Digital Scholarship Services Department!