Meet the 2021 Coding it Forward Civic Digital Fellows

This summer, the National Institutes of Health (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 are working remotely with their NIH mentors and teams.
Learn more about the fellows at Coding it Forward’s website.

Ryan Adra

Ryan Adra, University of California, Irvine, computer science

A recent graduate, Ryan is working with Christie Drew in the Program Analysis Branch at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS).

Eshaan Agrawal

Eshaan Agrawal, University of Georgia, computer science and cognitive science

Eshaan is working with working with Jake Basson in the Data Modeling and Analytics Branch at the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS).

Duke Best

Duke Best, City Colleges of Chicago, web development

A recent graduate, Duke is working with George Bramhall and Michael Morse in the Office of Strategic Coordination (OSC) within the Office of the Director’s (OD) Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives (DPCPSI).

Ralph Buan

Ralph Buan, Santa Monica College, interaction design

Ralph is working with Christine Winchester and La’Tonya Burton in the Scientific Information Technology Branch at the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS).

Anuva Banwasi

Anuva Banwasi, Columbia University, computer science

Anuva is working with Steve Tsang and Chris Marcum in the Office of Data Science and Emerging Technologies (ODSET) at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID).

Sam Craig

Sam Craig, Oberlin College and Conservatory, computer science and double bass performance

Sam is working with George Bramhall and Michael Morse in the OSC within the OD DPCPSI.

Alex Hayward

Alex Hayward, The University of Chicago, molecular engineering and data science

Alex is working with Albert Avila and Lindsey Friend in the Office of Research Training, Diversity, and Disparities at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA).

William Huang

William Huang, University of California, Los Angeles, electrical engineering

William is working with working with Rob Cregg and Danny Murphy in the Office of AIDS Research (OAR) within the OD DPCPSI.

Mars Ikeda

Mars Ikeda, Bard Microcollege at the Brooklyn Public Library, liberal arts

A recent graduate, Mars is working with Christine Winchester and La’Tonya Burton in the Scientific Information Technology Branch at the NIAMS.

Jordan Jomsky

Jordan Jomsky, University of California Berkeley, data science and molecular and cell biology

A recent graduate, Jordan is working with Nathan Moore in the Data Modeling and Analytics Branch at the NIGMS.

Michelle Li

Michelle Li, Yale University, computing and the arts

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

Annika Lin

Annika Lin, Georgetown University, economics and computer science

Annika is working with Nick Weber and Joel Peterson on the Cloud Services team in the CIT.

Snipta Mallick

Snipta Mallick, The University of Texas at Dallas, computer science and cognitive science

Snipta is working with Steve Tsang and Chris Marcum in the ODSET at NIAID.

Kash Sreeram

Kash Sreeram, Duke University, bioinformatic systems and genetics

Kash is working with Christie Drew in the Program Analysis Branch at the NIEHS.

Tiffany Yu

Tiffany Yu, University of California, Berkeley, public health and data science

Tiffany is working with Lindsey Friend in the Office of Research Training, Diversity, and Disparities at NIDA.

Yuyang Zhong

Yuyang Zhong, University of California, Berkeley, psychology and data science

Yuyang is working with Rob Cregg and Danny Murphy in the OAR within the OD DPCPSI.

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

This page last reviewed on July 13, 2021