Meet our Information Mentors

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Adaeze Ajoku

Hey there! My name is Adaeze and I’m a first year MSI student specializing in Information Analysis & Retrieval. Hailing from the Sunshine State, I’m still a bit bewildered as to how I ended up in Ann Arbor. But I’m definitely making the most of the opportunities here. Although I have a B.S. in Mathematics and Anthropology, much of the technical coursework is a new, but welcome, challenge for me. Before starting the program I worked as a teacher for a few years. Feel free to contact me with any questions regarding the IAR program, extracurricular opportunities at the school, or anything else!

 Asha Shenoy Kudupi

Hello! I am Asha Shenoy Kudupi, a first year MSI student pursuing the Human Computer Interaction track. I come from Mangalore, a beautiful coastal city in India. Before joining UMSI, I worked with Hewlett Packard as a Services Information Developer for close to 2 years. My undergraduate is an Engineering degree where I majored in Information Science. I would be glad to answer questions about the Human Computer Interaction track, moving to UX from a technical background, coming back to school, being an international student in Ann Arbor or any general questions about the school.

 Claire Marshall

Hi! My name is Claire Marshall and I am a first year MSI student. I graduated with a Master’s in History, then took a year off to intern at an archive before coming to UMSI. My focus is Preservation of Information, and I am particularly interested in digital curation and providing access to cultural materials for research and other purposes. I am happy to answer any questions you might have about the Preservation of Information or Archives and Records Management (I am dabbling a bit, at the moment!) specializations. Also happy to provide an outsider’s perspective on Ann Arbor, since I’m originally from Milwaukee, WI, and went to school in New York.

Jaklyn Nunga

Hello! I’m Jaklyn, a first year MSI student. My focus is on Information Economics for Management - although I am looking to tailor and explore my interests in organizational/community development. I am also part of the Master’s International Program (now Peace Corps Masters at Michigan) and will be serving in Peace Corps Ecuador as a Health Extension Volunteer this coming May. I have a B.A. in Anthropology with a minor in Digital Humanities. And before moving to Ann Arbor from Los Angeles, I worked in advertising as a media planner. Please feel free to reach out with any questions!

 Michael Abboreno

Hello! My name is Michael and I am a first year Masters Student specializing in Human-Computer Interaction.  My main goal is to become a User Experience/Interaction Designer.  For my undergrad at the University of Michigan in the Stamps School of Art and Design, I specialized in Industrial Design, but through my senior thesis designing medical products found that my passion was in designing experiences in products for users, whoever they may be.  Being that I have been in Ann Arbor for 5 years now, I would be happy to talk about life in Ann Arbor, answer any questions you have about the University of Michigan, or any extracurricular or academic opportunities.  Hope to see you soon!

 Yue Chen

Hi! I am Yue, a 2nd year year MSI student studying human-computer interaction. My interest lies in experience (UX) design and user research. Prior to UMSI, I did my undergraduate studies in China with a specialization in Information & Communication Engineering and a minor in English. Emerging technology and diversified cultures fascinate me. I have been to the UK and Australia on short-term exchange programs and traveling to Vietnam and Mexico. Feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions about being an international student, switching to UX from a technical background, HCI, amongst other things. Go blue!