Hilary Faxon, Ph.D.

Data Science Fellow
Environmental Science, Policy, and Management
Dr. Faxon is an ethnographer who uses social media and critical remote sensing to understand and reimagine social justice in technology, environment, and development in the Global South. She is an Assistant Professor of Environmental Social Science at the University of Montana.

Scarlet Bliss, MS

Domain Consultant, Research IT
School of Public Health

Scarlet Bliss is an MS/PhD student in Epidemiology in the School of Public Health. Her work focuses on mixed methods approaches to characterizing and preventing spread of antimicrobial resistance and other enteric pathogens via the environment. She has experience in statistical analysis and public health bioinformatics. She is interested in ethical use of big data as it relates to epidemiologic research.

Sharon Green

Data Science Fellow

Sharon Green is an epidemiologist and sociologist who studies population health. Her research examines how policies influence health disparities, how migration affects migrant-sending areas, and how social determinants shape mid- and late-life health inequities. Her work has been published in leading journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine, Social Science and Medicine – Population Health, and American Journal of Public Health. Sharon earned her PhD in Sociomedical Sciences and Sociology and her MPH from Columbia University as well as her BA from Johns Hopkins...

Enrique Valencia López

Data Science Fellow
Graduate School of Education

Enrique Valencia López is a PhD student in the Policy, Politics and Leadership cluster at the Graduate School of Education.His research interests relate to three broad areas: the stratification of education by gender, immigration status and ethnicity; the measurement of teacher working conditions and well-being; and education in Latin America.

Before coming to Berkeley, Enrique worked for Mexico’s National Institute for Educational Evaluation and Assessment (INEE) in both the Policy and Indicators area. During that time, he co-authored Mexico’s first report on the educational...

Renee Starowicz, Ph.D.

Data Services Manager, Senior Instructor, Senior Consultant, Co-Executive Director of Berkeley FSRDC
Berkeley Graduate School of Education

Renee Starowicz, Ph.D., has been affiliated with the D-Lab since January 2020 when she joined the NSF IUSE, Undergraduate Data Science at Scale project. Renee’s research interests include Critical Disability Studies, Trauma-skilled inclusive practices and Multimodal Communication Access. At the DLab, Renee is an instructor for STATA FUNdamentals and Introduction to Qualtrics.

Bo Yun Park, Ph.D.


I am a Postdoctoral Scholar in the D-Lab at the University of California, Berkeley. My research lies at the intersection of political, cultural, and transnational sociology. I am particularly interested in dynamics of social inclusion and exclusion, social change, technology, and digital politics. My dissertation investigated how political strategists in France and the United States craft narratives of political leadership for presidential candidates in the digital age. I received my Ph.D. in Sociology at Harvard University, where I was affiliated with the Institute for Quantitative Social...

Jennifer Kaplan


Jennifer is a first-year graduate student in the Romance Languages & Literatures program here at Berkeley. She has experience conducting ethnographic fieldwork and is passionate about qualitative research methods.

Tiffany Hamidjaja


Hello! I’m a Sociology Ph.D. student and National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow. My research focuses on children of incarcerated parents as collateral consequences of mass incarceration and the criminal justice system. My two current projects examine: 1) the traumatic impact of viewing a parental arrest on a child in their understanding of criminality, law enforcement, and delinquency outcomes and 2) the compounding effect of parental incarceration and the child welfare system on children. Before joining Berkeley, I was a research assistant at Columbia University...

Anushah Hossain

Senior Data Science Fellow
Energy and Resources Group

Anushah's background is in history and economics and she is interested in questions of how technological and social trends inform one another. She uses the models and methods of these disciplines - theories of technological change, an eye towards historical contingencies, and familiarity with programming tools - to undergird her work. In the past she's studied how internet users make sense of barriers they encounter when accessing the web, how cellular communications alter the nature of village life in the Philippines, and how the South Asian diaspora finds...