Staff
Our staff, interns, and alumni come from diverse academic and personal backgrounds, bringing together an impressive array of training, experiences, and perspectives.

Michael Rich
Founder and Director
Biography | Curriculum Vitae | Publications
 
Richard Chalfen
Senior Scientist
Biography | Curriculum Vitae | Publications
 
Jennifer Patashnick
Analysis Coordinator
Biography | Curriculum Vitae | Publications
 
Julie Polvinen
Field Coordinator
Biography | Curriculum Vitae | Publications
 
Laura Sherman
VIA Analysis Coordinator
Biography | Curriculum Vitae
 
Julia Szymczak
Research Associate
Biography | Curriculum Vitae | Publications
 
Laura Veit
Research Assistant
Biography | Curriculum Vitae
 
 
  Interns
Each summer, VIA offers an intensive ten-week internship to small teams of students. Individual internships are also offered during the school year.
Current Interns | Past Interns | Work With Us
 
  Alumni
Steve Lamola
VIA Research Coordinator, Dec 1994 - Aug 1997

Vicky Wright
VIA Research Coordinator, Jan 1997 - June 1997

Jason Gordon
VIA Research Coordinator, June 1997 - Nov 1998

Daniel Huecker
VIA Research Coordinator, Oct 1998 - Oct 2000

Julie Crinière
VIA Field Coordinator, Sept 2000 - Sept 2001

Kevin Taylor Anderson
VIA Field Coordinator, Sept 2001 - Jan 2003

 
 
 
 
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