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Staff

The Voorhees Center (VC) has a staff consisting of full-time professionals, PhD candidates and Master's level research assistants. In addition, Urban Planning faculty, as well as experts in other disciplines in UIC, are tapped to participate in research activities and projects undertaken by the Center. VC works in collaboration with community and local government partners to perform applied research and technical assistance projects. The Center employs an interdisciplinary approach to community development.

 

Voorhess Center Staff

Yittayih Zelalem Co-Director 312-996-6674 yittazel@uic.edu
Janet Smith Co-Director 312-996-2151 janets@uic.edu
Lauren Nolan Visiting Data Management Research Specialist 312-413-0215 laurenn@uic.edu
Yibing Li Business Manager 312-996-5463 yibingli@uic.edu
Cedric Williams Manager of Systems Services 312-355-1224 cwilli96@uic.edu

Current Research Assistants

Brittany Bagent Graduate Research Assistant 312-996-4323 bbagen2@uic.edu
Ivis Garcia Zambrana Graduate Research Assistant - PhD 312-996-6671 igarci8@uic.edu
Melissa Geer Graduate Research Assistant - PhD 312-996-6671 mgeer2@uic.edu
Molly Huber Graduate Research Assistant 312-996-4323 mhuber6@uic.edu
Krisshna Venugopalan Graduate Research Assistant 312-996-4259 kvenug3@uic.edu
Ryan Schmitt Graduate Research Assistant 312-996-4323 rschmi23@uic.edu
Zafer Sonmez Graduate Research Assistant - PhD 312-996-4323 zsonme2@uic.edu
Jennifer Wichmann Graduate Research Assistant 312-996-4323 jwichm2@uic.edu
Wenlong Peng Graduate Assistant 312-355-2446 wpeng3@uic.edu
Beatriz Fajardo General Office Assistant 312-996-6336 bfajar2@uic.edu