Rachel Oberman, Lab Director
Matt Crittenden, GeoParsing Team Lead
Heather Baier, GeoData
Greyson Pettus, GeoParsing
Nick LaGamma, GeoDev
Austin Anderson, GeoBoundaries
Austin Anderson is a GeoBoundaries researcher who scours the internet far and wide in search of the best boundaries to incorporate into the GeoQuery tool. He hopes to be a successful sustainable architect who moonlights as a U.S. Men's Olympic Rock Climber, and plans on graduating from the College in May 2021. Austin lives within the city limits of Washington D.C., his favorite author is John Steinbeck, and his favorite shampoo brand is Pantene.
Kate Munkacsy, GeoParsing
Kate is a GeoParsing researcher who scours the internet for texts and data that identify sources of funding and activity in international financial flows. She is majoring in Computational and Applied Mathematics and Statistics with a concentration in Applied Statistics and a minor in Economics, and plans to graduate in May 2021. Kate spent 13 days hiking El Camino de Santiago almost entirely in pouring rain (see photo). After graduation, she would like to work towards a PhD in Economics and become involved in environmental and/or social justice work.
Maddy Mulder, GeoBoundaries
Lauren Hobbs, GeoBoundaries Team Lead
Graham Melville, GeoData
Yaw Ofori-Addae, GeoDev
Yaw is a GeoDev researcher who develops code and other solutions necessary to power and improve the GeoQuery lab and infrastructure. He is currently pursuing a double major in Computer Science and Data Science and plans to graduate in 2021 and hopes to do something impactful that will benefit all, but also live a simple life. He was born and raised in Ghana for majority of his life. He can speak 2 and a half languages (English, Twi, and French).
Grace Grimsley, GeoBoundaries
Grace Grimsley, GeoBoundaries
Rachel Layko, GeoBoundaries
Chengzhuo(Nolan) Ma, GeoParsing
Chengzhuo(Nolan) Ma is a GeoParsing researcher who scours libraries and websites in search of sources of funding and activity in international financial flows. Nola is expected to graduate in 2021, and is interested in pursuing a career using artificial intelligence in data science and finance. He is really passionate about fancing and mafia games, and also drew his very own comic book in middle school from scratch.
Sylvia Shea, GeoBoundaries
Sylvia is a GeoBoundaries researcher who searches far across the internet for top-quality boundaries to incorporate into the GeoQuery tool. She is a sophomore at the college and plans to graduate in May 2021. Sylvia is pursuing a major in Data Science with a minor in Marketing, and is working to become a fluent Spanish speaker. After graduation, she hopes to pursue a career in location-based marketing or geospatial intelligence. Sylvia also works as the social chair for her sorority and is a makeup artist for the College’s fashion magazine.
Coyote Farrell, GeoData
Coyote is a GeoData researcher who searches the internet far and wide for subnational data pertaining to the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals and plans to graduate in May 2021. She is majoring in International Relations and has already completed a minor in Global Business. Coyote hopes to take those studies to a career in International Development or International Political Economy. Outside of academics, Coyote is an RA at William and Mary, rides horses, and swing dances. During the winter, she also teaches skiing.
John Napoli, GeoData Team Lead
Josh Panganiban, GeoBoundaries
Celia Metzger, GeoParsing
Jack Bowden, GeoDev
Sydney Fuhrig, GeoData
Laura Opsahl-Ong, GeoData
Laura Opsahl-Ong is a GeoData researcher who works on compiling geospatial data pertaining to the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals. She is majoring in Computer Science and Data Science and plans to use those skills to do research when she graduates in May 2021. Her family also grows corn in their suburban backyard.
Grace Lee, GeoDev
Grace Lee is a GeoDev researcher who develops code and other solutions necessary to power and improve the GeoQuery lab and infrastructure. She plans to graduate from the college in May 2021 and hopes to pursue a career in Computer Science. In her free time, Grace loves to snowboard and run, and one of her goals for this year is to run her first marathon.
Lara Maluf-Mas, GeoData
Lara is a GeoData researcher who searches the internet tirelessly for subnational data pertaining to the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals and plans to graduate in May 2022.
Hall Of Fame
Rob Marty, GeoDev
Rob Marty graduated from William and Mary in the Spring of '16, and currently works as a Data Specialist at the World Bank. During his time in the lab, Rob helped to author four peer-reviewed articles, and wrote the GeoSIMEX R package for modeling spatial uncertainty.
Campbell Scheuerman, GeoData
Leigh Seitz, GeoBoundaries
Rebecca Youngerman, GeoBoundaries
Many students have worked with the GeoQuery team and then graduated to go do bigger and better things. The lab would not be what it is without Lidia Kovecevic ('17, WhiteHawk CEC), Ben Dykstra ('17, Capital One), and Hannah Dempsey ('17, ECS Limited), Allison Bowers ('18, AidData).
Audrey Way, GeoData
Victor Ding, GeoData