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Ashley has transitioned from an internship to a staff position at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. She is an Associate Officer of Knowledge & Research services, focusing on open access initiatives and advocacy at the foundation. She is also keeping her Capstone project, FlourishOA.org, alive, which provides scholarly authors comparable data on journals article processing charges, coupled with impact data.
Matthew joined the Burgundy Farm Country Day School, an Independent School located in Alexandria, Virginia, as a technology support and integration specialist. In his role, Matthew is an educator and provides support for elementary and middle school education, including an opportunity to inspire and support hands-on, experimental learning through two new makerspace environments and to work with the tech/library "Bibliotech" team.
Stephanie is working as an education information librarian at Southeast Missouri State University.
Andy is working as a risk program manager at Microsoft. His primary role is to conduct risk assessments across different teams at Microsoft and assist teams in attaining external certifications.
Sean finished the Global Innovation Exchange dual-degree master's program and started in Microsoft's Cloud & AI organization as a software engineer.
Harsh joined Splunk Inc. in Seattle after interning there for almost a year, and is now working as a product manager for machine learning. The job is about expansion, implementation, and improvement of Splunk's machine learning offering across the organization. He gave a talk recently on "Prioritizing Anomalies using Splunk Machine Learning Toolkit" at Splunk's annual conference in Washington, D.C.
Harsh says, "UW iSchool has a prominent role to play in where I am today, and I am thankful to the professors, iSchool staff and UW as a whole for providing me the knowledge, honing my skills and making me part of the UW family."
Bryce is working as a software engineer at Mercedes-Benz R&D in Seattle, building new front-facing website frameworks and back-end server-sided vehicle data pipelines. He goes to Germany roughly twice a year to meet with engineers in Stuttgart and understand customer and business needs.
His current project is at the forefront of web frameworks and standards, working with Angular, React, Vue and more, targeting the latest browser specs and standards.
"Working here has been great; fantastic benefits, great teams, upper management that bends over backwards to empower us to do our jobs, and importantly, a great work-life balance. I'm proud to say that I work on this team!"
Beth is working as a technical writer at Microsoft for the Windows Trust content experience team.
Jyothirmayee is working as a user experience researcher at Facebook. She is leveraging her skills as a mixed method researcher to improve the user experience of enterprise products at Facebook.
Bree co-authored a paper about the current state of Open Access publishing (https://doi.org/10.7287/peerj.preprints.3119v1). The opportunity to work on this paper came about through the Capstone work that she and Ashley Farley did with iSchool Assistant Professor Jevin West.