Ariel Deardorff
Ariel Deardorff
Ariel is the Director of Data Science and Open Scholarship. Contact Ariel for help with data sharing, data management, reproducibility, and open science.

Welcome New Data Science Student Teaching Assistants

The UCSF Library Data Science Initiative is excited to share that we have two student teaching assistants joining our team! Ntemena and Fred will be TAs for DSI classes and consultations, helping us offer more data science training opportunities for the UCSF community. Look for them in an upcoming workshop, and be sure to say “hi” if you see them online!

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Ntemena Kapula is a graduate student pursuing a master’s degree in advanced studies in clinical and epidemiological research at UCSF. She is from Zambia and passionate about improving maternal health outcomes among the underserved populations in the US and in low- and middle-income countries. Before UCSF, Ntemena pursued a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics on a pre-medicine track at the University of Rochester in upstate New York. Outside the classroom and research work, Ntemena enjoys reading biographies, watching sci-fi movies, anime, and ancient history documentaries.

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Fred Jiang is a second-year graduate student in the Neuroscience program at UCSF. He grew up in Guangzhou, China, and he went to Penn State University for college. Fred has a multi-disciplinary background in biology and statistics; therefore, he wants to combine experimental as well as computational approaches to study neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s Disease and seek for potential therapies. In his spare time, Fred likes hiking, reading, archery, and kendo.