Data Justice Academy Welcomes 15 Student Researchers to Second Year

June 26, 2023

Data Justice Academy 2023
2023 Data Justice Academy (left to right from top): Jaila Adair, Sanai Browne, Kayla Setor Denoo, Morgan Durham, Clarissa Angelica Kusmana, Brandon Lozano, Qimora Meyya Mason, Gabrielle Quarells, Srimann Ramachandruni, Bianka Robinson, Maria Celeste Sanchez Linares, Jada Searcy, Cole Whittington, Sabrina Yang, and Süheyla Deniz Yücel.

The School of Data Science welcomed 15 undergraduates to the 2023 Data Justice Academy (DJA) the program's second year hosting students for an intensive 10-week summer residency. The research program is designed as an immersive residential experience for undergraduate students from groups historically underrepresented in data science. DJA students work on teams doing research on topics ranging from health disparities and police surveillance to facial recognition and large language models. In addition to mentored research, students will participate in technical skills training and professional development with data science faculty and staff. This summer's program is made possible by corporate sponsors Deloitte and Capital One. 

The 2023 DJA cohort hails from 12 colleges and universities with backgrounds in computer science, criminal justice, economics, mathematics, political science, psychology, and sociology. 


Jaila Adair

Institution: Clark Atlanta University

Major: criminal justice with a minor in political science

BrowneSanai Browne

Institution: Spelman College

Major: psychology

denooKayla Setor Denoo

Institution: University of Virginia

Major: mathematics

DurhamMorgan Durham

Institution: Howard University

Major: psychology and mathematics

KusmanaClarissa Angelica Kusmana

Institution: University of Virginia

Major: statistics with a concentration in data science and a minor in economics

LozanoBrandon Lozano

Institution: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Major: political science and computer science with a minor in data science

MasonQimora Meyya Mason

Institution: Elizabeth City State University

Major: computer science with a concentration in data science

QuarellsGabrielle Quarells

Institution: Spelman College

Major: sociology with a concentration in pre-law studies

Srimann Ramachandruni Ramachandruni

Institution: Virginia Commonwealth University

Major: bioinformatics and computer science

SearcyBianka Robinson

Institution: Harris-Stowe State University

Major: psychology

Sanchez LinaresMaria Celeste Sanchez Linares

Institution: Macalester College

Major: data science and economics

RobinsonJada Searcy

Institution: Spelman College

Major: health science with a minor in Spanish

WhittingtonCole Whittington

Institution: Boston University

Major: data science

YangSabrina Yang

Institution: University of Houston

Major: computer science with a minor in mathematics

YucelSüheyla Deniz Yücel

Institution: Bates College

Major: economics and mathematics


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