Students at the Roper Center play important roles in data management, data cleaning, data entry, file format migration, administration, translation, and other essential work within the archive. Current student staff include:

Graduate Staff

Roberto Galvan Avalos

Roberto Galván Avalos

Roberto Galván is currently an MPA student in the Cornell Institute for Public Affairs. Before joining Cornell, Roberto completed his studies in Economics and worked during three years for the Federal Ministry of Finance in Mexico as Public Finance Analyst.

Ximena Leon

Ximena Leon

Ximena is a first-year Master’s student in the Industrial and Labor Relations program, hoping to go into a career in human resources. Before coming to Cornell, she majored in Psychology at Ithaca College and did research focusing on social psychology.

Undergraduate Staff

Francine Barchett

Francine Barchett

Francine Barchett is an International Agriculture and Rural Development sophomore who is passionate about food security, agriculture, and policy’s intersections. Outside of class she stays busy running, doing yoga, keeping up with current events, and traveling wherever she can.

Jeremy Candelas

Jeremy Candelas

Jeremy is a senior at Cornell, studying Communication with a concentration in Campaign Marketing. Jeremy joined the Roper Center in 2015 and works with the Latin American Database. He is the former president of Slope Media Group and Risley Theatre.

Daniel Jacobson

Daniel has been with the Roper Center since October 2015.  He is a senior studying Applied Economics and Management with a concentration in Finance. Dan primarily works in the iPOLL database doing data entry and proofing.

Amanda Newman

Amanda Newman

Amanda is a freshman majoring in Industrial and Labor Relations and double minoring in Business and Real Estate. On campus, she is also involved in ILR Student Government Association, Sports Business Society, and Society for Human Resource Management.

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Jack Polizzi

Jack is a junior in the College of Human Ecology studying Policy Analysis and Management. Additionally, he is the president of the Cornell Roosevelt Institute and the Cornell Federal Reserve Challenge Club.

Chasen Richards

Chasen Richards

Chasen Richards is a sophomore majoring in Government and Economics. He likes politics, free plane tickets and the Dallas Cowboys.

Evelyn Shan

Evelyn Shan

Evelyn is a junior studying Government and History, with a minor in Education. On campus, she is also involved in Chinese Bible Study, AIESEC Cornell, and International Justice Mission. Evelyn is one of the recipients of the Roper Center’s 2018 Kohut Fellowship Program.

Daye Shin

Daye Shin is a junior studying Information Science in the College of Arts and Sciences. Daye is interested in product/user experience design and exploring different cultures through the media and entertainment industry.

Jeremy Wegener

Jeremy is a senior at Cornell, studying Communication with a concentration in Social Influence and Persuasion. In addition to working with the marketing department here at at the Roper Center, Jeremy also serves as the Communications & Data Fellow for the Cornell Campus Sustainability Office.

Gefei Xu

Gefei is a junior at Cornell, studying plant biology and biomedical engineering. She hopes to attend graduate school to study pharmacology and work in public health in the future.