Digital Scholarship at UCSC
Who We Are
Consultation Areas & Interests: 3D Metrology, 3D Scanning,3D/VR Preservation, AR and VR for Education and Public Scholarship, Data Management and Preservation, Digital Exhibit Building, Digital Research Methods, Digital Heritage Management, Workflow Documentation
I come from the world of film and animation. My specialties are in 3D modeling, 3D workflows, Film/Video Production, Film/Video Editing, Film/Video Publishing, Animation, Post Production, and Audio Production. My animated films have been exhibited and garnered awards nationally and internationally and have been featured at such institutions as the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Anthology Film Archives, Slamdance Film Festival, Chicago Underground Film Festival, Athens International Film + Video Festival, and the Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival to name a few. I hold an MFA in Film from Syracuse University.
My professional background is in academic library reference, instruction, outreach, and public service. I am an alumna of UCSC with a BA in psychology, and a Cowell College Fellow. I hold an MA in library & Information science from San Jose State University. My areas of expertise include student support and engagement, user experience, information literacy, and undergraduate advocacy. Though new to digital scholarship, I am passionate about ensuring equitable access to our services and programming, and sharing ways to engage with digital tools. I love to connect UCSC students with the amazing range of resources they have available to them!
Isabella Crespin, Student Assistant
I am an Anthropology and a Film & Digital Media major. I love working on 3D modeling software like Blender, and Adobe Illustrator is fun to play around with too! I love being able to learn new software, and help students work with these useful softwares and machines.
Queenie Don, Student Assistant (she/her/hers)
I am an anthropology major and am grateful for the digital skills I gain from my DSC work, from 3D designing to video editing. Having learned such skills, I can apply them to either classwork or future personal projects.
Sharon, Student Assistant (she/her/hers)
I'm an Anthroplogy Major and History minor. I really like using the 3D printers at the DSI!
Leo L., Student Assistant
I enjoy creative problem solving and for that reason enjoy the creative and mechanical aspects involved in 3D printing and the DSI. I am currently studying Philosophy with a focus on metaphysics and normal physics. Outside of work I surf which I believe causes me to look at work in a similar way to the constant changes of the ocean.
Henry Nguyen, Student Assistant (he/him)
I am an AGPM major here at UCSC! I love working on any 3d work and environment work and hope to bring those aspects here to the DSC.
Dino F. Raphael, Student Assistant
As a bioengineering major I have a great interest on prosthetic design, at the DSI we work with 3D printers so I try to learn 3D modeling software that will help me bring my ideas to reality.
Thomas Sawano, Student Assistant (he/him/his)
I'm a third-year Cognitive Science and Philosophy major, beginning my second year at the DSC. Recently, I co-produced Stories from the Epicenter, a ten-part podcast miniseries about the Loma Prieta earthquake. Visit my consultation hours (Mondays 1-3pm, Tuesdays 9-11am) if you have any questions about GarageBand, Audacity, or audio editing in general. I also have experience with graphic design, GIS mapping, video editing, and basic 3D modeling!
Aurelia Swift, Student Assistant (she/hers)
I am a 4th year AGPM student (AGPM = Art & Design Games & Playable Media). I really enjoy 3D modeling and felt that there are not a lot of classes available for learning it besides intro courses, so my desire to learn more about 3D programs and art is what drew me to the DSI and working here has really given me a great opportunity to develop these skills. My favorite things to train on are Maya and Blender!
Claudia Torres, Student Assistant (she/they)
I am a 4th year Sociology and Psychology double Major. I really enjoy learning new skills and software, particularly in digital media and graphic design, and have always looked for different way to incorporate these skills into my majors and the work that I do. I enjoy working on video, audio, and photo editing and enjoy being able to work closely with students to develop those skills as well!