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What’s It Like to Be an Intern With Ithaka S+R?

February 16, 2022, 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST

During this session, staff from Ithaka S+R will provide an overview of their internship program for graduate students. Staff who have supervised interns will discuss their career paths, the kind of work they do, and the types of projects students could expect to contribute to as interns with the company. The session will include time for questions and discussion.

Persenter Bios:

Colette Johnson is director of strategic initiatives at Ithaka S+R. She provides leadership and support for mission-critical strategic projects. Johnson received her Ph.D. in English from Princeton University and holds bachelor’s degrees in English and art history from the University of California, Irvine. She also manages the Ithaka S+R summer internship program.

Christy McDaniel is a senior analyst on the Research and Evaluation team at Ithaka S+R. She has supported projects investigating the implementation and design of educational programs, including educational technology, as well as undergraduate student outcomes and faculty experiences during the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. She holds a master’s degree in sociology and education from Columbia University’s Teachers College and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Duke University. She started with Ithaka S+R as an intern during the summer of 2020.

Kurtis Tanaka is program manager for justice initiatives at Ithaka S+R, where he has led numerous projects on increasing access to and the quality of higher education opportunities in U.S. prisons. His work is broadly framed around the question of how people access information, through this lens exploring the role of technology in higher education in prisons and the impact of Departments of Corrections’ media review policies, censorship, self-censorship, and digital surveillance on educational quality. Beyond higher education in prisons, Tanaka works with academic libraries, publishers, and museums to help them better serve their users and communities. Tanaka holds a bachelor’s degree in classical languages from the University of California, Berkeley and a doctorate in the art and archeology of the Mediterranean world from the University of Pennsylvania.

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February 16, 2022
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST
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