November 19th, 2010 | Gemma Petrie
I am a first year student at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. This will be my first THATCamp and I am very excited to be attending. Before beginning graduate school, I worked in the nonprofit development field in Chicago. I also write about food on my own website and for a Chicago-based online magazine.
I am at the beginning of my career in library and information science and as a result, I am just beginning to formulate my research interests. I have been inspired by many of your posts and I eagerly look forward to learning more from this wonderful group. My professional interests currently focus on data mining and visualization, metadata standards and interoperability, and the intersection of new media/social media and journalism.