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Community Data Fellowship

The Community Data Fellowship supports a small cohort of UVA graduate students who together develop their skills in community-engaged and equity-centered data science. Under the guidance of Equity Center and Data Science staff and faculty, fellows work in small teams to apply this learning to a data project developed in collaboration with a local community partner. Over the course of the year, we explore the use of data to advance justice and equity, learn from and with our community experts, and leverage the talent within the University for the benefit of our local community. This fellowship is offered by the UVA Equity Center’s Equitable Analysis Initiative and the UVA School of Data Science’s Office of Equity and Inclusion.


Community Data Fellows
Ethan Assefa
Silas Hayes
Lee LeBoeuf
Sanny Yang

Community Partners  
United Way of Greater Charlottesville: Project building tools that pull data from the U.S. Census Bureau on the demographics of the region and subregions served by UWGC. 
Piedmont CASA: Project work analyzing internal program data for exploratory and evaluative purposes.

Equity Center Data Fellows

Equity Center Data Fellows work alongside the Equitable Analysis team on ongoing projects and reports. 



Lee LeBoeuf

Community Data Fellow, 2023-2024; Former Equity Center Data Fellow

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Henry DeMarco

Equity Center Data Fellow

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Sam Powers

Data Scientist at United States Digital Service, Former Equity Center Data Fellow

Equitable Analysis

Equitable Analysis centers community-driven partnership to provide advocates as well as civic-and private-sector leaders with data and metrics, contextualized analysis, interactive maps and data visualizations, and narrative storytelling.