Stanford University
Our Team
Current Research Assistants
Sandhini Agarwal
Research Assistant
Sandhini Agarwal is a freshman working on the 19th Century Crowdsourcing Project under Professor Ogilvie. As a Research Assistant for the project, she helps uncover the lives of members of the public who contributed to scholarly projects in the nineteenth century. In her free time, she loves reading, exploring the influence of the past in our present, and dancing.
Adriana Baird
Research Assistant
Adriana Baird is a co-terminal Masters student pursuing an MA in Latin American Studies and a BA in International Relations. Adriana is a research assistant on Zephyr Frank's team studying the relationship between environmental factors and infrastructure and social/political patterns in Brazil. In her free time, Adriana loves to ski, read, and eat ice cream with friends. 
Thomas Chamberlain
Research Assistant

Thomas Chamberlain is an undeclared freshman from Brooklyn, New York. He is working on the Forma Urbis Romae project, mapping sections of ancient and Renaissance Rome. He enjoys studying philosophy, English and computer science. In his spare time, Thomas likes to skateboard and listen to music. 

Delenn Chin
Research Assistant
Delenn Chin is a junior majoring in CS + Linguistics. She is a research assistant who has been working on Enchanting the Desert, a project that brings together the photography, history, and cartography of the Grand Canyon, for one year. Outside of work and class, Delenn loves playing the cello, adoring her cat, and rock climbing.
Kevin Garcia
Research Assistant
Kevin Garcia is a senior undergraduate at Stanford studying Classics (Greek/Latin track) and French. As a Research Assistant with Professor Stuart Dunn on The Archaeology of Place in Ancient Cyprus, he is thrilled to be working on a project which focuses on the intersection of antiquity, toponymy, and digital humanities. Kevin enjoys watching (and performing in) musicals, going to art museums, and spending hours on hours in bookstores.  
Albert Gehami
Research Assistant
Albert is an undergraduate research assistant for CESTA. He loves being able to tease out a story from the wall of data presented to him. He works under Professor Gordon and her project studying thirty years of ant colony activity. The project looks at the activity of a large group of ant colonies, and what provokes them to act when they do. Albert began work in CESTA in spring of 2017 and continues to do so now.
Lauren Hoffman
Research Assistant
Lauren Hoffman is a junior at the University of Oregon where she is double majoring in Art History, Interior Architecture and in her spare time swims for the University. She is working on the Lanciani project with Jim Tice where she is helping un-layer the enormous amount of history within the city of Rome. She spent a summer studying in Rome and throughout Italy where she had the chance to challenge her language skills and live out the dream of many art historians. She hopes over the course of her college career to get the chance to explore new skills that go along with the project.
Jacob Kaplan-Lipkin
Research Assistant

Jacob Kaplan-Lipkin is a freshman from the Bay Area. He is working under Dean Jane Shaw on "Spiritual Networks, 1890-1930," looking at how various religious leaders interacted with one another. He is excited by Stanford's vibrant DH program and community and is excited to get more involved. He plans on double majoring in Classics and Mathematical & Computational Science. In his free time, Jacob enjoys basketball, the Marvel Cinematic Universe, rereading Harry Potter, and waffle fries from the Axe and Palm. 

Tori Keller
Research Assistant
Tori Keller is a junior majoring in International Relations, focusing on the Middle East & Central Asia and World Economy & Economic Development. She has been a Research Assistant on the REVS team since October, 2014. During fall quarter, she worked on Professor Jonathan Rodden’s US focused project collecting precinct level election data. After a quarter abroad, she returned to join Professor Zephyr Frank’s team studying the relationship between Brazilian road networks and social/political patterns. She will continue data collection and GIS analysis with Professor Frank’s project this summer.
Hannah Knowles
Research Assistant

Hannah Knowles is a freshman planning to major in English who loves all things writing. As Digital Media Assistant, she helps to document and publicize all of the fascinating work that goes on throughout CESTA. In her free time, Hannah enjoys music, books, and board games with friends. 

Kimberly Krebs
Research Assistant
Kimberly Krebs is a senior from Austin, Texas, double-majoring in Anthropology and Iberian and Latin American Cultures. She is currently assisting with Ana Minian's Mexican Migration project, processing oral interviews that recount migrations across the US-México border during the Bracero period. This is Kimberly's second year working with CESTA; previously, she assisted with Ethan Blue's project documenting the formation of the U.S.'s deportation apparatus in the early 20th century. These collaborations enrich her other research and career interests, which include the formation of identity at borders, the role of education in forming citizenship and identity, as well as how technology plays an active role in both creating and blurring national borders. 
Patrick Lawhon
Research Assistant
Patrick is a rising senior majoring in history at Stanford. Although he almost never strays from studying his beloved Scottish history, he has agreed to shift his focus a little further south and work on the Kindred London project this summer with Professor Jenkins. He is also very interested in theater and loves just spending the day at the beach.
Mirae Lee
Research Assistant
Mirae Lee is a junior at Stanford University, majoring in English and minoring in Digital Humanities. She began working at CESTA in the summer of 2014, and is currently working on the Nineteenth Century Crowdsourcing project led by Dr. Sarah Ogilvie. She is excited by the idea of uncovering the networks between people that lie within data. She is the current Executive Producer of Stanford’s Asian American Theater Project (AATP).

Fangzhou Liu
Research Assistant

Fangzhou Liu is a freshman working with Dr. Ethan Blue on the Deportation Trains project, where she helps to chart migrant deportations in early 20th century America based on archival material. At Stanford, she is considering some combination of History, Computer Science and Political Science. She hails from a small equatorial island and cares about poetry, human migration, and warm weather.

Milan Mosse
Research Assistant

Milan Mosse is a freshman and prospective CS major working with Cecil Brown on his George Moses Horton special history project. In addition to working on the project's Hortonizer program, he enjoys singing with the Stanford Fleet Street Singers and making apps with his friends.

Stephanie Niu
Research Assistant
Stephanie Niu is an undergraduate pursuing a major in computer science or symbolic systems. She began working as a CESTA research assistant in November 2015, joining Gabriel Wolfenstein on the Chinese Railroad Workers project to design and build an interactive data visualization telling the story of the railroad workers. Outside of her interest in data-driven storytelling, she loves to write poetry, dance, and advocate for the importance of combining STEM and humanities fields. 
Angelica Previte
Research Assistant
I am a freshman undergraduate Research Assistant. I am majoring in Computer Science with a minor in Digital Humanities. I am currently working on the Nineteenth-Century Crowdsourcing project with Sarah Ogilvie. I am working at CESTA from April through July 2015.
Alex Ramsey
Research Assistant

Alex Ramsey is a junior at Stanford University majoring in African and African American Studies and minoring in Computer Science. He is interested in race and ethnic studies, technology, communication, and digital media. He is currently working on the Memorial Mapping Project with Professor Erika Doss. He enjoys playing the saxophone and is an active member of the Stanford Band.

David Rathmann-Bloch
Research Assistant

David Rathmann-Bloch is a freshman planning to major in economics. Having lived in the San Francisco Bay Area his whole life, he finds its geography and history fascinating. David is currently working with Professor Ocean Howell on the Imagined San Francisco project to help create an interactive exposition of different historical plans. 

Gabrielle Rhoades
Research Assistant
Gabrielle Rhoades is a rising junior at Stanford University majoring in Classics. Last summer, Gabrielle applied her knowledge and love of Classics to excavating the Binchester Roman Fort site in England. She is excited to continue exploring Roman archaeology through conducting research in the Spatial History Lab and working on the Forma Urbis Romae project this summer. Her other interests include international affairs, art, traveling, and playing violin.
Emily Santhanam
Research Assistant
Emily Santhanam is a senior studying anthropology and creative writing.  She is currently a Research Assistant on the project A Microhistory of the Great Migration, which explores the importance of the Negro Motorist Green Book to African Americans as they took to the roads and traveled north.  When not working on academics, Emily can be found listening to 60's psychedelic rock and baking blackberry pie.
Abigail Schott-Rosenfield
Research Assistant

Abigail Schott-Rosenfield is a sophomore planning to major in Comparative Literature with a focus in Arabic. She is a research assistant for the Global Atlas of Oil project, which explores the vast historical and contemporary impact of the oil industry's development. Abigail also writes for the Stanford Daily and the Stanford Arts Review and loves Mahmoud Darwish, medieval art, and contemplating the convivencia. 

Alex Sherman
Research Assistant
Alex Sherman is a sophomore at Stanford majoring in Philosophy and minoring in Computer Science. He is currently working as Research Assistant and web developer on the Follow the Money project. He is interested in exploring the increasingly symbiotic relationship between technology and humanities research. His other interests include reading fiction and playing jazz piano.
Eve Simister
Research Assistant
Eve Simister is a senior at Stanford University majoring in History with a concentration in Public History and Public Service. Her studies focus on museums, memorials, and memory. At CESTA, she is working on two projects, Memorial Mapping: Transnational 9/11 Memorials and the Chinese Railroad Workers in North America Project. 
Riya Verma
Research Assistant
Riya Verma is a freshman with an intended major in Computer Science + French. She is working on Stanford's Nineteenth Century Crowdsourcing project with Professor Sarah Ogilvie. In her free time, Riya enjoys cooking and watching Netflix.
Max Wen
Research Assistant

Max Wen is a freshman from China. His intended major is mathematics and economics. This spring quarter, he is working with Professor Thomas Mullaney on the Deathscape China: Grave Relocation project. Outside of work, Max enjoys photography and swimming. 

David Wintermeyer
Research Assistant

David Wintermeyer is a junior double majoring in History and Mathematical and Computational Sciences. He has deep interests in both humanities and technical disciplines and is thrilled to be joining CESTA and the Francesco Algarotti project. He has a specific love for Italian history: he spent the past summer living in Bologna and then studied at Stanford in Florence in the fall. While his particular interests circle around Dante, Boccaccio, and trecento Florence, he has studied Venice as well and is thrilled to learn about Algarotti and present the project’s findings in creative, effective ways.

Lis Wolenetz
Research Assistant

Lis Wolenetz is a sophomore from Montana majoring in English; she enjoys stories about cats, early modern print culture, and pretzel sticks, and is looking forward to analyzing social networks in early modern drama with the Literary Lab. 

Jin Wu
Research Assistant
Jin Wu is an MA student in Latin American Studies at Stanford. She majored in Portuguese for her undergraduate studies in Beijing. She is currently a Research Assistant on Professor Zephyr Frank’s project analyzing the social impact and success of the Brazilian melodrama Vale Tudo. Jin is drawn to the cultural and racial diversity of Brazil and hopes to improve mutual understanding between China and Latin America.
Terence Zhao
Research Assistant
Terence Zhao is an undergraduate Research Assistant at Stanford. He is interested in how to maximize livability in our urban spaces through sound planning and design. He currently works with Professor Ian Caine of UT San Antonio to visualize more than a century of urban sprawl in the city.
Frank Zheng
Research Assistant
Frank is an undergrad student and a prospective Computer Science + History major. Since April 2015, he has worked as a Research Assistant/Computer Programmer on the Enchanting the Desert project. He loves exploring the intersections between technology and the humanities. He enjoys playing sports and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. He also loves playing in the orchestra.
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