Luna’s Introduction (#3)

(Alright people, let’s do this one last time.)

Hi! My name is Luna Yee and I’m now a senior Computer Science and Linguistics major planning to graduate after Winter term. This is my third year as a Digital Humanities Associate (DHA). I’ve been involved with a fair few of our group’s projects at this point, as well as support for a number of DH-involved classes. I’ve also been involved with the DH-adjacent Dakota Language Project through my linguistics work—check it out!

One reason I find DHA work rewarding is that it lets me engage as a user for digital tools. Academically, I tend to work on the development side—that is, with programming and design. By participating in like technologies as a user, support resource—and even sometimes a correspondent with the developers—I feel that I’ve gotten a good deal of practical perspective on the struggles of user experience and the design lifecycle. I expect this experience to translate positively into my professional work—and more immediately, into my CS comps.

Outside of academic and professional pursuits, I sleep enjoy reading fiction and fiddling around with creative writing. In the past few years, I’ve expanded to other fiction media and developed a taste for those as well, but a nice novel still wins in my book (ha). I’m also a member of the Aikido Club on campus, which serves as a nice enforced structured break from work—especially in the age of Zoom fatigue.

You can also see the (more formal) introduction at Digital Humanities @Carleton College page.

Marcella Lees Bio

Hello all! My name is Marcella (she/her/hers) and I’m a senior History major with minors in Creative Writing and MARS. This is my first year working as a DHA and I’m really excited to continue expanding on skills I’ve learned in classes and become familiar with new technologies as I try to integrate my love for the humanities into the modern, digital era. In my free time I am president of an a cappella group, I play D&D with my friends, and I like to go on adventures or just watch movies with the people who are important to me. I’m excited to work with you all this year!

Frank’s Introduction

Hello! My name is Frank (He/Him) and I am a Junior Economics major. I live in Minneapolis, MN, and am studying remotely from home this term. I am very excited to work with everyone and get to know you all. I enjoy watching sports, listening to music, exercising, and playing video games.

Miyuki’s Introduction

Hello! My name is Miyuki (she/her) and I am a junior History major and Philosophy minor from Tokyo, Japan. This is going to be my second year as a Digital Humanities Associate, and I’m excited to work on more DH projects!

As a History major with a strong interest in Public History, I have taken several history courses with digital projects at Carleton, and I’m passionate about thinking how technology can foster humanities. In the last year, I worked on projects using mainly WordPress and Omeka, so I’m hoping to tackle other tools to develop my DH skills this year.

In my spare time, I love creating art, taking photos, and strolling in the Arb.

Karah’s Intro

Hi! My name is Karah (she/her) and I am excited to start working with you all. I am a senior Environmental Studies and Dance double major. I am from Rapid City, SD, but I am studying remotely from Boulder, CO this term. I love dogs, hiking, and I play the violin.

Grace’s introduction

Hi everyone! My name is Grace (she/hers) and I am a senior History major and Digital Arts & Humanities minor from New Jersey. I am thrilled to be returning for my third year as a Digital Humanities Associate and I look forward to further developing my DH skills.

Although I’m a History major, I’ve had an interest in technology for as long as I can remember. For me, the digital humanities is the perfect way to combine both of my passions and I love seeing how STEM can transform and aid humanities-based research. I’ve been able to apply my interests working on a variety of DH projects, including a video game on the Boston Massacre and a quantitative textual analysis of medieval English chronicles.

In my free time, I love reading, watching movies with my roommates, and playing video games. Asides from being a DHA, I am President of Carleton’s Ghost Club and work in the Off-Campus Studies Office.