Meet the 2020 Coding it Forward Civic Digital Fellows

Civic Digital Fellowship

This summer, NIH is hosting several Civic Digital Fellows from Coding it Forward, a non-profit focused on the next generation of technology leaders. These undergraduate and master’s-level fellows are spending 10 weeks channeling their computational expertise toward hands-on experience with biomedical data-related challenges. Traditionally an in-person fellowship, these fellows have the unique distinction of working remotely since much of NIH is still teleworking to practice social distancing.

Jennifer John, Stanford University, computer science and biology

Jennifer is working with Eric Sid in the Office of Rare Diseases Research at the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS).

Marissa Joy, Georgetown University, data science for public policy

Marissa is a master’s-level student working with Judy Riggie in the Division of Scientific Categorization and Analysis of the Office of Extramural Research.

Meera Kurup, Brown University, computer science and public policy

Meera is working with Andy Kelly in the Office of Administrative Management at NCATS.

Rohan Narain, University of California, Berkeley, statistics and data science

Rohan recently graduated from University of California, Berkeley, with a bachelor’s degree in statistics and data science. He is working with Judy Riggie in the Division of Scientific Categorization and Analysis within the Office of Extramural Research.

Mina Narayanan, Carnegie Mellon University, public policy and management

Mina is a master’s-level student working with Rebekah Rasooly in the Symptom Science, Genetics, and Self-Management Branch of the Office of Extramural Programs at the National Institute of Nursing Research.

Angel Nugroho, Cornell University, information science

Angel is working with Anne Pariser in the Office of Rare Diseases Research at NCATS.

Isabeau Rea, University of Maryland, information science

Isabeau is working with Andrew Miklos in the Office of Program Planning, Analysis, and Evaluation at the National Institute of General Medical Sciences.

Eric Son, University of Chicago, computer science and public policy

Eric is a master’s-level student working with Alamelu Ramesh in the Office of Research Facilities within the Office of the Director (OD).

Jared Stancombe, Indiana University, cybersecurity risk management

Jared recently graduated with a master’s degree in cybersecurity risk management and is working with David Olson and Nicole Rohloff in the Office of the Chief Information Officer within the OD.

Varsha Vaidyanath, University of California, Berkeley, data science

Varsha is working with Rodney Rivera in the Office of Administrative Management at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute for Child Health and Human Development.

Annie Wang, University of California, Berkeley, computer science

Annie is working with Nick Weber and Joel Peterson on the Cloud Services team at the Center for Information Technology (CIT).

Chris Yang, Duke University, computer science and statistics

Chris is working with John Prue in the Office of the Chief Information Officer at the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research.

Bob Zhao, Washington University in St. Louis, economics and computer science

Bob is working with Nick Weber and Joel Peterson on the Cloud Services team at CIT.

Learn more about the fellows at Coding it Forward’s website.

This page last reviewed on August 14, 2020