As Women’s History Month draws to a close, RENCI acknowledges the daily hard work of each of its female employees. The research strides occurring at RENCI would not be possible without our female researchers, project coordinators, administrators, and communicators.
Recently, the RENCI communications team rounded up as many “Women of RENCI” as possible for a group photo and to learn more about how they contribute to the organization. The list below (and the photo) summarize the information gathered on that day.
In addition to the women pictured here and included below, RENCI acknowledges female employees who were out of the office on our information gathering day: Jay Aikat, computer science domain scientist; Laura Christopherson, senior research writer; Zoey Greer, iRODS systems programmer; Bonnie Hurst, senior project manager; Stephanie Lane, student employee; Huiying Ma, student employee; Samantha Petrie, student employee; Sharlini Sankaran, RENCI visiting data scientist at the National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences; Yiqi Wang, student employee; Sylvia White, human resources consultant; and Mary Whitton, senior project manager.
Kristi Andrews, senior accountant/business lead
Caryn Best, executive assistant/event planner
Assist the deputy director, as well as plan events that take place at RENCI.
Dawn Carsey, project coordinator
Plan events and support the work of the NCDS and iRODS.
Claris Castillo, senior researcher
Research distributed systems.
Karen Green, director of communications
Develop and execute marketing and communications strategies for RENCI, iRODS, and the NCDS.
Annie Goessling, project coordination intern
Help to plan and implement projects for RENCI and the NCDS, with a focus on communication with various stakeholders, survey creation, and metric tracking.
Laura Capps Hill, business services coordinator
Financial management of State, F&A, and Trust Funds for RENCI, iRODS, the NCDS, and the Center for Galapagos Studies.
Asia Mieczkowska, executive assistant
Assist the director in his daily activities, as well as in planning future engagements. This includes scheduling meetings, making travel arrangements, and drafting correspondence and other required documents.
Jennifer Resnick, project manager
Assist with the development and coordination of RENCI initiatives, including the NCDS and the South BD Hub. Plan activities that foster public/private partnerships and student engagement, including workshops, conferences, events, and meetups.
Lea Shanley, co-executive director, South Big Data Innovation Hub
Implement the vision and strategic direction for the South BD Hub, in collaboration with Georgia Tech.
Lisa Stillwell, research software developer
Assists researchers in creating and maintaining software tools that store and organize datasets that are large and complex.
Rebekah Sturgess, business services coordinator
Manage pre and post award finances for the Coastal Resilience Center and the Data-Intensive Cyber Environments groups.
Stephanie Suber, digital content specialist
Assist the director of communications in developing and executing marketing and communications strategies for RENCI, iRODS, and the NCDS.
Margaret Wesley, accountant/grants manager
Manage pre and post award proposals for RENCI and RENCI UBC. Schedule travel and reimbursement for the Mathematics and Climate Research Network.
Hong Yi, senior research software developer
Design and develop software for various projects; write proposals as needed.