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Frank Donnelly is the Geospatial Data Librarian at Baruch CUNY, where he creates and administers geospatial data services within the Newman Library. His major initiatives include: the creation of the GIS Practicum workshop and manual, the creation of the NYC Geodatabase, the adoption of open source GIS at the college, the creation and expansion of the Baruch Geoportal, and the administration of the GIS Lab. He is currently working on establishing a more robust spatial data repository and expanding the library's services around datasets. Frank holds an MLIS from the University of Washington and an MA in Geography from the University of Toronto.

Janine Billadello is a College Assistant in Data Services who began working in the lab in Sept 2015.  While working in the lab, Janine created updates for the NYC Mass Transit Spatial Layers series, wrote a tutorial for the Social Explorer,  and provided teaching assistance with the GIS Practicum. She also created our IRS state to state and county to county migration database. She is currently a graduate student in the PhD program in Anthropology and Archaeology at the CUNY Graduate Center, and has completed the GIS certificate program at Hunter College CUNY. She has a BA in Anthropology from Drew University.

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Anastasia Clark was a College Assistant in Data Services from Sept 2015 to June 2017. While working in the lab, Anastasia created the NYC Geocoded Real Estate Sales dataset, wrote tutorials for the NYC Census Factfinder and the Census Geocoder, and provided teaching assistance with the GIS Practicum. She also rewrote our Python scripts for processing the NYC Mass Transit layers and wrote a number of programs to support our workflows. She received her Master's in GIS at Lehman College CUNY in 2016 and started working for the NYPD as a crime analyst in Aug 2017.

Araby Smyth was a College Assistant in Data Services from Sept 2014 to June 2015. While working in the lab, Araby created metadata for the NYC Geodatabase and NYC Mass Transit Spatial Layers series, created datasets for historical population centroids for the US and for CUNY campus properties and buildings and provided teaching assistance with the GIS Practicum. Araby earned an MA in Geography and a GIS certificate from Hunter College CUNY in 2015. She entered the PhD program in Geography at the University of Kentucky in Fall 2015.

Josiah Wahlrab was a College Assistant in Data Services from Mar to May 2015. While working in the lab, Josiah contributed to transforming the MTA's transit data into generalized spatial layers and provided teaching assistance with the GIS Practicum. Josiah earned a GIS certificate from Hunter College CUNY in 2015 and holds a BA in History from Miami University (Ohio).

Rachel Weinberg was a College Assistant in Data Services from Sept 2014 to Feb 2015. While working in the lab, Rachel created metadata for the NYC Geodatabase, built an automated process for transforming the MTA's transit data into spatial data, and provided teaching  assistance with the GIS Practicum. Rachel earned a GIS certificate from Hunter College CUNY in 2014 and holds a BS in Animal Science from Rutgers. After graduation she spent most of 2015 working at the Center for Wildlife in York, Maine.

Joe Paccione was a College Assistant in Data Services from Oct 2013 to June 2014. While working in the lab, Joe created updated PUMA maps for NYC based on 2010 Census boundaries, wrote a tutorial for using raster data in QGIS, and provided assistance with the GIS Practicum. Joe earned an MS in GIS from Lehman College CUNY in 2014.

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