About Research Data Services Staff

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Lawrence Evalyn (he/him)

Text Mining Specialist

Research Data Services

Boston, Online

Lawrence Evalyn is our Text Mining Specialist. Lawrence can help you scrape, clean, and analyze texts with Python, and use platforms such as Constellate and TDM Studio. Prior to joining Research Data Services in 2024, Lawrence was a Visiting Assistant Professor of English at Northeastern, and Co-Director of the NULab's Digital Integration Teaching Initiative.  

  • PhD English – University of Toronto 
  • MA English – University of Victoria 

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Peter Fan (he/him)

‪Collaborative Research Data Specialist

Research Data Services

Boston, Online

Peter Fan is our Collaborative Research Data Specialist. Peter can work with you to enhance research data production, transmission, and access across your team and beyond. Prior to joining Northeastern in 2024, Peter worked in software and data engineering for companies including Dendi Software, Biogen, and the Broad Institute. 

  • MS Computer Science – Georgia Institute of Technology 
  • BS Biology – UNC Chapel Hill 

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Jen Ferguson (she/her)

Head, Research Data Services

Research Data Services

Boston, Online

Jen Ferguson is the Head of Research Data Services. Jen can help you create  data management and sharing plans for competitive grant proposals, and identify potential options for research data sharing and preservation. Before joining Northeastern in 2011, Jen worked as a lab instructor and did bench research for Boston-area institutions including MIT, Brandeis, and Wellesley. 

  • MSLIS – Syracuse University 
  • MS Biology – Boston College  

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Kate Kryder (she/her)

Data Analysis & Visualization Specialist

Research Data Services


Kate Kryder is our Data Analysis and Visualization Specialist. Kate can help you create compelling data visualizations with tools like R, Python, Tableau, and D3.js for projects and courses. She can also help you with visual design projects such as posters and presentations. Prior to joining Northeastern in 2019, Kate developed visual reports and web-based tools for companies like the MBTA, Enrich Consulting, and Bechtel. 

  • MFA Information Design and Visualization – Northeastern University 
  • BS Engineering – Harvey Mudd 

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Bahare Sanaie-Movahed (she/her)

Geospatial & GIS Specialist

Research Data Services

Boston, Online

(617) 373-6298

Bahare Sanaie-Movahed is our GIS Specialist. Bahare can help you find geospatial data and access programs such as ArcGIS Online to create online maps. She can also help you design and carry out GIS-related projects and course assignments. Bahare has worked at Northeastern since 2015. Prior to joining Northeastern, Bahare worked in research and consulting for organizations including Zapotec Energy and the Charles River Watershed Association and Boston University.

  • MA Environmental Remote Sensing and GIS – Boston University 
  • MA Environmental Engineering – University Putra Malaysia 

Our co-op alumni

Sophie LeggettGIS Co-opEnvironmental and Sustainability Sciences
Jordan WalshData Analysis and Visualization Co-opData Science
Yapeng GuoGIS Co-opCivil Engineering
Rongsen Hu GIS Co-opMaster of Public Policy