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Internship Insights: Experience Research at Airbnb

Editor’s note: this article originally appeared on Medium.  From June to September, I interned for one of the world’s largest travel startups — Airbnb. As an Experience Research Intern on the Trust Team, I worked on projects central to account integrity for keeping Airbnb accounts safe and secure. In this post, I’ll hash out lasting reasons for… Read the full article…


A YouTube Playlist for an Intro to the Cloud, Virtualized Networks, and DevOps

I selected these videos because they cover and introduce many of the key concepts and technologies that are treated throughout several of the Enterprise Data Systems (EDS) courses. Topics related to cloud, software defined networks, network virtualization, network programmability, etc. are mentioned. They also emphasize how networking has changed and evolved from traditional network management… Read the full article…





Public Libraries Supporting Health and Wellness

When most people think of health and wellness, chances are the public library is not the first thing that comes to mind. However, over the past few years, public libraries have been playing an increasing role in supporting the physical, mental and social wellness needs of their communities in a variety of ways. Whether it’s… Read the full article…


A YouTube Playlist for Librarians and MLIS Students

I wanted this playlist to encapsulate a spectrum of ideas about libraries. Some are very basic, that could be used as tools for librarians and their patrons. This playlist captures the scope of libraries, including innovations that demonstrate the relevance of libraries today. I also included a fun video about metadata, because it succinctly and… Read the full article…


Social Media, Gender, and the Future: An Interview with Dr. Rosanna Guadagno

I had the honor of sitting down with Dr. Rosanna Guadango, a professor of Social Psychology who is currently conducting research at the Peace Innovation Lab at Stanford University. Dr. Guadango’s research interests focus on three main areas: Social Influence and Persuasion, Social Behavior and Mediated-Communication, and Gender Roles. Tell Me About Your Research My… Read the full article…


Open Access Week

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could read any piece of scholarship for free? This isn’t an ad — it’s one of the driving thoughts behind open access, which is “the free, immediate, online availability of research articles coupled with the rights to use these articles fully in the digital environment,” according to SPARC, a… Read the full article…