At Barnard, Anna majored in Applied Mathematics and spent most of her time visualizing all kinds of quantitative and spatial data. She started working at BLAIS as an undergraduate fellow in the Empirical Reasoning Center (ERC) and would act as both a Post-Bacc Fellow in the ERC and the Vagelos Computational Science Center (CSC). While with the ERC, Anna traveled to Sydney, Australia, to present her paper, “The First Five Years of the Barnard ERC: A Model for Developing Comprehensive Undergraduate-Focused Data Analysis Services.
Anna played an integral part in the opening and development of the CSC, coordinating events, developing programming, and teaching workshops. She was invaluable resource to students, faculty, and staff supporting projects involving data collection, cleaning, visualization, and analysis. One of Anna's projects with the CSC analyzed MTA turnstile data with a lens on how public data is collected and used. Anna leaves Barnard to begin a graduate MS program in Urban Informatics at New York University. We wish her the best of luck!