Graduate Student & Postdoctoral Affiliates

The DataLab Affiliates program supports graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and non-faculty researchers with opportunities to grow their engagement in data science research and training to enrich the UC Davis community. Interested in becoming an Affiliate? See the latest call for applicants.

Current Affiliates

Maggie Berrens, Chemistry PhD Student

Maggie Berrens is a PhD student in Chemistry.

Ramon Botigelli, Animal Science Postdoctoral Fellow

Ramon Botigelli is a postdoctoral fellow in Animal Science.

John Daniels, College of Letters & Science Staff

John Daniels is a Statistical Programming Consultant in the UC Davis College of Letters & Science.

Nicole Dodd, Linguistics PhD Student

Nicole Dodd is is a PhD student in Linguistics.

M.V. (Melissa) Eitzel, Center for Community and Citizen Science Postdoctoral Fellow

M.V. Eitzel is a postdoctoral fellow in the Center for Community and Citizen Science.

Femi Falade, Animal Biology PhD Student

Femi Falade is a PhD student in Animal Biology.

Pablo M. Flores, Communication PhD Student

Pablo M. Flores is a is a PhD student in Communication.

Adam Getchell, Physics PhD Student

Adam Getchell studies quantum gravity using computational models. Adam has a general background in information technology and programming experience (C++, Python, C#, Lisp, Clojure, and F#, among others). Adam has experience with running MCMC (Monte Carlo Markov Chain) and related methods. Adam wants to learn R and more statistics, data science methods, and anything else related to collating/analyzing large data sets. Adam serves as the FARM compute cluster administrator, and contributes to the campus-wide Distributed Research Computing working group.

Ashley Grupenhoff, Ecology PhD Student

Ashley Grupenhoff is a PhD student in Ecology.

Shenwen Gu, Molecular, Cellular, and Integrative Physiology PhD Student

Shenwen Gu is a PhD student in Molecular, Cellular, and Integrative Physiology.

Veronica Herrera, Geography Master's Student

Veronica Herrera is a master’s student in Geography.

Sarah Heuckeroth, Psychology PhD Student

Sarah Heuckeroth is a PhD student in Psychology.

Lisa Johnson, Psychology PhD Student

Lisa Johnson is a PhD student in Psychology.

Richard Kornrumpf, Political Science PhD Student

Richard Kornrumpf is a PhD student in Political Science.

Connor Mitchell, Sociology PhD Student

Connor Mitchell is a PhD student in Sociology.

Anahita Pochiraju, Electrical and Computer Engineering Master's Student

Anahita Pochiraju is a master’s student in Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Tara Pozzi, Ecology/Environmental Science and Policy PhD Student

Tara Pozzi is a PhD student in Ecology and Environmental Science and Policy.

Sophie Preckler-Quisquater, Veterinary Genetics Lab Postdoctoral Fellow

Sophie Preckler-Quisquater is a postdoctoral fellow in the Veterinary Genetics Lab.

Ary Razmara, Immunology PhD Student

Ary Razmara is a PhD student in Immunology.

Dino Sbardellati, Microbiology PhD Student

Dino Sbardellati is a PhD student in Microbiology.

Cory Schlesener, Microbiology PhD Student

Cory Schlesener is a PhD student in  Microbiology.

Daniela Soto, Genome Center PhD Student

Daniela Soto is a PhD student in the Genome Center.

S. Hayley Steele, Cultural Studies PhD Student

S. Hayley Steele is a PhD student in Cultural Studies.

Marcos Martínez Sugassti, Agricultural and Resource Economics PhD Student

Marcos Martínez Sugassti is a PhD student in Agricultural and Resource Economics.

Breanne Weber, English PhD Student

Breanne Weber‘s research explores 16th and 17th century British literature via the intersections of early scientific and material epistemologies, book history, and the digital humanities. She holds an MA in English and a dual BA in English Literature and History from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Breanne is the current Digital Communications GSR at DataLab.

Liza Wood, Ecology PhD Student

Liza Wood is an environmental social scientist, earning a PhD in Ecology with an emphasis in Computational Social Science. She studies innovation systems and policies related to agricultural seeds. Her research looks at how plant genetic material is accessed, used, and managed to understand agricultural systems’ readiness for climate change. Liza holds master’s degrees in Sustainability Science and Organic Farming and has conducted food systems research from a variety of disciplines. She is interested in network analysis, computational text analysis, and teaching the R programming language. Liza is the current TA for DataLab’s 2-quarter Adventures in Data Science course.

Sydney Wood, Psychology PhD Student

Sydney Wood is a PhD student in Psychology.

Andrea Yang, English PhD Student

Andrea Yang is a PhD student in English.


Past and Alumni Affiliates