Project Team

Emily Lin, Project Director

Emily Lin, Project Director

Emily has overseen the development of digital collections and digital curation services at UC Merced since 2003. As Head of the Digital Curation and Scholarship unit at UC Merced Library, she partners with UC Merced faculty to digitize and electronically publish materials used for research and teaching, and to ensure the long-term stewardship of campus scholarly output. She has contributed to the creation of plans and policies for shared digital library services at the University of California system-wide level.


Rebecca Gourevitch, Project Archivist

Rebecca Gourevitch, Project Archivist

Rebecca Gourevitch holds a BA in Sociology and a MA in Social Documentation, both from UC Santa Cruz, and a MA in Photographic Preservation & Collections Management from the University of Rochester. In 2015, Rebecca was a Human Rights Center Fellow at UC Berkeley, which supported her housing-rights work and documentary Holding Out (2016), a film that chronicles evictions and displacement in San Francisco. In 2019, Rebecca served as a Junior Fellow at the Library of Congress, Preparation Section, Manuscript Division processing the personal papers of humorist, political commentator, and playwright Art Buchwald.


Alisak Sanavongsay, Applications Programmer

Alisak Sanavongsay, Applications Programmer

Alisak provides technical support for digital collections and web applications. He will provide support for applying Natural Language Processing tools to OCR text and for development of visualizations of digitized information. An experienced programmer, while at UC Merced he has co-developed improvements to Calisphere with California Digital Library colleagues.

 


Erin Mutch, Spatial Analysis Research Center Manager

Erin Mutch, Spatial Analysis Research Center Manager

Erin will advise the project on geocoding, geotagging, and developing a map-based interface to digital materials and information. She provides consultation on grant-funded research projects with a geospatial aspect.


Jonathan Wilcox, Digitization Coordinator

Jonathan Wilcox, Digitization Coordinator

Jonathan has a background in Art History, earning his BA from CSU, Dominguez Hills and received his MLIS from San Jose State University. He came to UC Merced from an internship with Curatorial Assistance, Inc. in Pasadena. There, he worked on conservation and digitization of glass plate and film negatives in the E. O. Hoppé Estate Collection.


Sophia LaMonica, Communications Assistant

Sophia LaMonica, Communications Assistant

Sophia came to CARA after an internship with Emily Lin supported by a US Agricultural Information Network Research Award, through which she discovered California's bibliography and CARA's trove of state historical agricultural records. A California native and a lifelong learner committed to research, education, and advocacy, Sophia is excited to help share CARA's unique holdings with a broad audience through compelling content across digital platforms. She received her BA in English from Loyola Marymount University and is completing her MLIS at San Jose State University.


Austin Ashworth

Austin Ashworth, Undergraduate Student Assistant

 


Maryam Bonyadi

Emma Greenleaf, Undergraduate Student Assistant

 


Lisset Ochoa

Lisset Ochoa, Undergraduate Student Assistant

 


Additional Credits


Heather Wagner

Heather Wagner

Digitization Coordinator

Kayla Cha

Kayla Cha

Undergraduate Student Assistant

Christopher Contreras

Christopher Contreras

Undergraduate Student Assistant

Eduardo Diaz

Eduardo Diaz

Undergraduate Student Assistant

David Valles

Tasos Tentoglou

Undergraduate Student Assistant


Past Team Members


Kelsey Raidt

Kelsey Raidt (2019 - 20)

Project Archivist

Lisa Vallen

Lisa Vallen (2016 - 19)

Project Archivist

Priscilla Gutierrez

Priscilla Gutierrez ('21)

Undergraduate Student Assistant

Warren Sartor

Warren Sartor ('21)

Undergraduate Student Assistant

Hazel Ramirez

Hazel Ramirez ('21)

Undergraduate Student Assistant

Giovanni Alvarado

Giovanni Alvarado ('20)

Undergraduate Student Assistant

Maryam Bonyadi

Maryam Bonyadi ('20)

Undergraduate Student Assistant

Amanda Paulino

Amanda Paulino ('20)

Undergraduate Student Assistant

David Valles

David Valles ('19)

Undergraduate Student Assistant

Carolina Villa

Carolina Villa ('19)

Undergraduate Student Assistant

Marcus Ulloa

Marcus Ulloa ('19)

Undergraduate Student Assistant

Esteffani Lemus

Esteffani Lemus ('19)

Undergraduate Student Assistant

Rae Anne Tamayo

Rae Anne Tamayo ('19)

Undergraduate Student Assistant

Natalie Khoury

Natalie Khoury ('17)

Undergraduate Student Assistant

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