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CALL Students


Jessica Atkins
Jessica earned her bachelor’s in Anthropology with minors in Global Studies and American Indian Studies from Washington State University. She gained archaeological field experience surveying and excavating at sites across Wyoming and Washington. Most recently, she has worked as part of a special education team, implementing behavior intervention plans for elementary-age students. In her free time, she enjoys bookbinding, quilting, and baking. After graduating, Jessica obtained employment as a Data Analyst Intern at Penn Medicine in Philadelphia, PA.
Kelsey Badger
Kelsey’s most recent experience is in information and data management for the Early Childhood Project, a collaboration between the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (IDCFS) and Erikson Institute, a graduate school specializing in early childhood development. Having spent five years at the intersection of academia, social services, and government, she is interested in improving cross-institutional research practices. She previously worked as an editorial intern and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Humanities from Shimer College in Chicago. She is a competitive runner, loves food and restaurants, and will read nearly anything. Since graduating, Kelsey secured employment as an Assistant Professor and Research Data Librarian at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio.
Emily Chapin
Emily earned a Bachelor of Science in Physics with a concentration in Astronomy from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in 2021. Throughout her undergraduate career, she developed skills in science literacy and communication, prompting her to switch career paths from scientific researcher to science liaison librarianship through the CALL program. Never one to pick just one interest, Emily enjoys a myriad of activities, including collecting different translations of the Iliad, baking for her friends, and illustrating random people on the street.
Hannah Collier
Hannah received a bachelor’s degree in Earth and Environmental Science with a minor in English from Vanderbilt University. Before beginning this program, she worked as a geologist in the environmental consulting industry. She gained experience in environmental sampling, field and site management, technical writing, and database management. Growing up in Knoxville, Hannah loves the Great Smoky Mountains and spends many weekends seeking out the most beautiful hikes and views in East Tennessee. She also enjoys playing volleyball, cooking, and reading.After graduating, Hannah obtained employment as an Earth Science Informatics Technical Professional at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge, TN.
Matt Cowan
Matt received a bachelor’s degree in geology from the University of Alabama. He has previously worked in hospitality and real estate. He is excited to transition to analytics and is hoping to hone his skills in data visualization and curation. In his spare time he enjoys exercising, playing with his dog, cooking, and gardening. After graduating, Matt obtained employment as a Community and Knowledge Manager at LogRhythm in Boulder, Colorado.
David Eby

David has a bachelor’s degree in Biology and Secondary Education from Drury University in Springfield, Missouri. He has worked in various positions at public libraries and schools in Missouri. David resides in Denver, Colorado and attends University of Denver. In his free time, David enjoys working out, discovering new foods, experimenting with plant-based/vegan cuisine, and gathering with friends. Since graduating, David has decided to pursue a PhD in the School of Information Sciences at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in Champaign, IL.

Erika Fitzpatrick
Erika has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota. She previously worked as a software developer and is looking forward to transitioning into librarianship. In her free time, she enjoys sewing clothes, baking cakes, and spending time with her dog.Since graduating, Erika secured employment as a Consulting Associate at Quality Metrics, LLC in Silver Springs, MD.
Sidney Gavel
Sidney earned her bachelor’s degree in physics with a concentration in astronomy from the University of Tennessee. She began working in the University’s Hodges library during her undergraduate career and garnered an interest in library science. Sidney is now working to combine these two passions through the CALL program to become a science liaison librarian. During her free time, she enjoys reading, baking, and knitting.
Claire Jordan
Claire holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Environmental Studies and Sustainability from Michigan State University with minors in Women and Gender Studies and International Agriculture. Originally from Chicago, Claire had been living in Washington, DC for the past 5 years working with environmental nonprofits on a variety of policy measures related to agriculture, litter, and water pollution. Most recently, Claire was working for DC Public Library as a library associate and is thrilled to continue bridging her two passions: libraries and environmental science. In her free time she loves to drink tea, ride her bike, go dancing, and cook for friends.After graduating, Claire secured employment as a Research Librarian for the Congressional Research Service at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC.
Hannah Nelsen

Hannah earned her bachelor’s degree in History with a minor in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from the University of Tennessee. During her undergraduate career she interned at the McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture, and wrote her senior capstone paper on early activism against medical research conducted by vivisection. Before joining the CALL program, she worked as a Program Facilitator with the Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians. In her spare time, she enjoys writing, gardening, and exploring East Tennessee with her partner and their dog.

Ashley Orehek
Ashley has a Bachelor of Science in Meteorology and a Minor in Environmental Hazards and Emergency Management from Millersville University of Pennsylvania. Through her favorite medium, the library, her goal is to help promote and improve communication dissemination between scientific information and common knowledge to help keep everyone aware and safe while having fun. In her free time, she likes to read, hike, yoga, bake, volunteer, and explore new areas with her boyfriend and dog. After graduating,  Ashley obtained employment as a STEM Librarian at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, KY.
Katerina Ozment
Katerina has a bachelor’s degree in Biology and History from the University of Oklahoma. After doing several years of undergraduate research with biology professors, as well as working at the Moore Public Library, she is excited to combine these interests in the form of science librarianship. She also enjoys reading, gardening, and playing board games. After graduating, Katerina obtained employment as a Catalog Maintenance Assistant at the University of Oklahoma Libraries in Norman, Oklahoma.
Shafer Powell
Shafer hails from Oak Ridge, Tennessee. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental and Soil Science from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 2015.He has since assumed a variety of data-management roles at Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Environmental Sciences Division, where he continues to manage and curate the Fine-Root Ecology Database (FRED). His hobbies include drawing, writing, and music. After graduating, Shafer secured employment as an Institutional Research Data Analyst in the Office of Institutional Research at the College of Charleston in Charleston, SC.
Adrienne Vandenbosch

Adrienne has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with an emphasis in Visual Communications and Printmaking. She has ten years of experience working in libraries in both reference and marketing roles. In her free time, she enjoys scientific illustration, and hiking. After graduating, Adrienne secured employment in Reference and Marketing at the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library in Midland, MI.

Brittany Waltemate
Brittany earned her Bachelor of Science in Geography focusing on geographic information science (GIS) from the Pennsylvania State University. During her last year as an undergraduate she began working at the Donald W. Hamer Center for Maps and Geospatial Information at the Penn State Library which introduced her to the world of library science. Recently she has been working combining her knowledge of GIS and historical aerial photographs to ease access to the collections at Penn State. Originally from Washington State, she is excited to have the opportunity to move to Knoxville and explore another region of the United States. When not looking at maps, she enjoys baking cookies for her DnD group, spending time with her cat, and playing music.
Olivia Young
Olivia earned a bachelor’s degree in Geography with concentrations in Space, Society, and Culture & Geospatial Science and Technology from the University of Tennessee. Through her coursework, Olivia developed an appreciation for information and its cultivation, prompting her to further her education through the CALL program. A lifelong Vol, Olivia enjoys attending UT football games and cheering on the basketball team in her free time.After graduating, Olivia secured employment as a Information Governance Assistant at Ropes & Gray LLP in Boston, MA.