Shannon Gatta

Informatics alum has high aspirations

Monday, November 15, 2021

Shannon Gatta’s work is out of this world. Gatta, who graduated from the iSchool in 2020 with a degree in Informatics, works as a data engineer for the private aerospace company Blue Origin, has completed the first level of private...

Leo Stewart

Making everyone count

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

With no questions about transgender identities in the U.S. Census and no other reliable demographic data on trans people, researchers are often in the dark about their lives. “Data powers all of the things we know about the public,”...

"Oceans Unknown" artwork by Markel Uiru for AfterLab

New lab takes the long view

Monday, November 8, 2021

As people scramble to respond to an unfolding disaster, public-health emergency or other crisis, there tends to be a lot of confusion and seemingly little room for analysis. But when the dust settles, how do we document and what do we...

Illustration of eviction notices vanishing from doors

Foundation for change

Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Amber Pepka learned she was being evicted the first time five years ago when a friend visited her Bremerton apartment. Pepka was a student at Olympic College living with her boyfriend. When the friend came over, she asked if they had...

Naomi Bishop in a desert setting in Phoenix.

Voice of knowledge

Monday, October 25, 2021

As Naomi Bishop walks through Phoenix’s Heard Museum, she’s in awe of the intricate Native American artwork on display: tiny animal-shaped brooches; large, handspun Navajo fabrics; dolls depicting Native warriors on horseback,...

A collage of 6 students holding "thank you" signs.

Through iMentorship, everybody wins

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

At some point, every aspiring entrepreneur either takes the risk and plunges ahead or sets aside the dream, possibly forever. Justin Banusing came to that crossroads last spring. Banusing, then a junior at the University of...

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Anind Dey

Offering MSIM online is all about access

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Before most of us had heard the word “coronavirus,” the Information School was embracing the new, hybrid world of working and learning. As we have with our Library and Information Science program for more than 20 years, we were preparing to offer entirely online options for our Information Management...

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