iSpace staff

You can contact us at ispace@email.arizona.edu.

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Rachel Castro
Librarian

Skills/knowledge: I am skilled in 3D printing and design, basic coding, creative writing, illustration, filmmaking, baking, and diy furniture hacks.

Current projects: I am expanding my knowledge of coding and VR applications for design projects, and hope to find new ways of supporting and encouraging beginners to the maker community.

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Feng Chen
Graduate Assistant, Department of East Asian Studies

Skills/knowledge: I am skilled in Digital humanities applications, VR navigation, and game studies. 

Current projects: I'm working on Arc-GIS applications and storytelling mapping.

 

Jewell Finder
Undergraduate Student, Computer Science Major

Skills/knowledge: I am skilled in Java, Python, and C programming languages, as well as sewing, foam fabrication, 3D printing, and various traditional art media.

Current projects: I am working on 3D modeling and graphic art and design.

 

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Vicki Lázaro
Graduate Assistant, School of Information

Skills/knowledge: I have former experience working within the world of tech, non-profit, human resources, art, and marketing for many years.

Current projects: I'm working on helping manage the iSpace, program development, marketing, and tours. 

 

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Maggie Melo
Graduate Assistant, Department of English

Skills/knowledge: I am skilled in 3D modeling, 3D printing, sewing, rapid prototyping, and e-textiles.

Current projects: I'm planning the next Google Women Techmakers Hackathon, where I am the lead organizer. 

 

Nassem Navab-Gojrati
Graduate Assistant, School of Art

Skills/knowledge: I am skilled in 3D modeling, 3D scanning, 3D printing, sewing, knitting, and crocheting.

Current projects: This year I hope to help with bridging the use of emerging technology and art. 

 

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Jennifer Nichols
Librarian/Co-Lead of iSpace

Skills/knowledge: I am skilled in design thinking, innovation tools, sewing, and paper-making.

Current projects: I'm planning the next Friday Tech Talks, finding faculty and campus partners to use the iSpace, and developing a digital project about Tucson murals.

 

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Scott Omo
Undergraduate Student, Math and Mechanical Engineering Majors

Skills/knowledge: I am skilled in using CNC machines, 3D printers, and Raspberry Pi.

Current projects: I am working on designing tools for our CNC router and creating demonstration programs for the Raspberry Pi.

 

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Sam Rodriguez
Undergraduate Student, Graphic Design and Illustration Major

Skills/knowledge: I am skilled in 3D Modeling. 3D Printing, VR navigation, augmented reality, and sewing.

Current projects: I am working on inventing a holographic assistant for iSpace using Cortana/Siri, creating a menu for iSpace materials. and establishing a waiver template for locker rental.

 

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Anthony Sanchez
Librarian/Co-Lead of iSpace

Skills/knowledge: I am skilled in soldering, 3D scanning, basic VR game design, sound design and recording, and multimedia production.

Current projects: I am researching the educational impact of VR technologies. This includes establishing iSpace learning communities of practice centered around VR and/or multimedia production.

 

Anna Streight
Library Information Associate, Sr.

Skills/knowledge: I am skilled in 3D printing, 3D scanning, sewing, e-textiles, knitting,  and crocheting. I also have basic knowledge of 3D modeling, laser cutters and VR applications.

Current projects: I am planning for the impending arrival of our laser cutter and learning how to use the CNC machine.