Welcoming our first Open Data Training Lead

It’s a big week for the Science Lab – with the team in Toronto to workshop new curriculum with the community, as well as welcome a new member to the team.

We’re thrilled to welcome Stephanie Wright (@shefw) as our first Open Data Training Lead, where she’ll be working with the team to develop a learning program to help us advance open data within institutions.

Stephanie has been a colleague and a friend of the Science Lab since it’s inception, coming to us from the University of Washington’s eScience Institute (part of the Sloan/Moore-funded Data Science Environment program). She found her passion for data and its complexities as a librarian there where she most recently held the position of Data Services Coordinator.

She was responsible for developing and implementing the Research Data Services program to support the research data management needs of faculty and students. Last year she was named a Senior Data Science Fellow in the UW’s eScience Institute where her focus has been to promote collaboration on data management services, resource development, and education by building relationships between the UW Libraries and research data-related entities both on and off-campus.

Prior to UW, Stephanie worked as a trainer for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation installing computer networks in public libraries and training library staff all over the U.S. as part of the U.S. Library Program.

Stephanie currently lives near Seattle where she works for her nine-year old as Cookie Mom for Girl Scouts and chauffeur for after-school activities.  Any spare time is spent on her bicycle riding the many bike trails in the area.