News: Alumni Spotlight

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PhD Alumni Spotlight: No Such Thing as Perfect in Research – Jes Koepfler, ‘14

December 13, 2021 | Hayleigh Moore
Wayfinding through our integrated digital world as a UX research leader.

PhD Alumni Spotlight: The Fight for Access to Justice – Ursula Gorham, ‘15

December 2, 2021 | Hayleigh Moore
How an alumni is working towards improving access to critical online legal resources and striving to close the “justice gap.”
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PhD Alumni Spotlight: Navigating the HUman eXperience – Gagan Jindal, ‘20

October 28, 2021 | Hayleigh Moore
Gagan Jindal’s unexpected journey to creating a more accessible and meaningful user experience for all.
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PhD Alumni Spotlight: Examining the "Datafication" of Family Life – Priya Kumar, PhD ‘21

September 29, 2021 | Hayleigh Moore
From interests in public policy and journalism, to a fascination for social media’s influence on entire industries, Priya Kumar “fe …

PhD Alumni Spotlight: To Build or Not to Build? – Myeong Lee, PhD ‘19

September 15, 2021 | Hayleigh Moore
While planning his Master’s degree thesis, Myeong Lee was offered a simple question - "Do you want to build something or understand s …

Alumni Spotlight: Alumnus Turns a New Page After 40-Year Career in Librarianship and History – William Peniston ‘87

June 15, 2021 | iSchool News
William Peniston, MLS ’87, proclaims himself an “old-fashioned librarian,” trained in the management of rare books, special colle …

Alumni Spotlight: Alumna’s Mission to Grow Promising Businesses Through the Power of Data – Vyjayanthi Kamath, MIM ‘20

June 2, 2021 | iSchool News
Vyjayanthi Kamath, MIM ’20, became increasingly captivated by the intersection of data, marketing, and product development after watc …

Alumni Spotlight: How One Alum’s Voyage to Transform Businesses Began at the UMD iSchool – Rishi Jain MIM ‘19

May 26, 2021 | iSchool News
Rishi began his “exciting voyage of discovery” at the University of Maryland College of Information Studies (iSchool) where he purs …