2017-2018 Library Research Scholars

Maya Lubarsky
Neuroscience, ’18
Librarian mentor: Vera Spika

Maya Lubarsky is a senior from Coral Springs, Florida. She is pursuing a Neuroscience major with a Chemistry, English, and Public Health minor on the Pre-Medical track. Using her neuroscience background, she is working on developing an online Neuroscience research guide for the University of Miami Libraries. Maya is also working on collecting information on the history of Neuroscience as a discipline at the University of Miami and its growing role on campus. After she graduates she hopes to attend Medical School and pursue a career as a medical professional.


Dana McGeehan
History and Media Management, ’18
Librarian mentor: Elliot Williams

Dana McGeehan is researching the history of Miami for her project. More specifically, she is looking at historic photographs to determine what historic sites in Miami still exist and what has replaced those that have been demolished. She is a senior from Miami, FL double-majoring in History and Media Management.

Sathvik Palakurty
Biology and Applied Mathematics, ’19
Librarian mentor: Cameron Riopelle

Sathvik Palakurty is a Biology and Applied Mathematics major with a computational background. He is using the Library Research Scholars Program as an opportunity to diversify his research interests. He is focusing on looking at echo chambers and their influence on political opinion using a large social media dataset.

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