Meet Our New Undergraduate Researchers, Emily & Sarah!

Picture of undergraduate researcher Emily Jones.
Emily Jones is a junior in Professional Writing at Purdue University.
Picture of undergraduate researcher Sarah Merryman.
Sarah Merryman is a senior in Professional Writing at Purdue University.


The Crow team is growing! Our team at Purdue has started off the school year with two new undergraduate researchers, Emily Jones and Sarah Merryman. Over the next year, they are looking forward to writing blog posts, applying for grants, sharing updates via Twitter, and learning new skills in coding and repository building.

Emily joined the Crow team over the summer after taking a class with team leader Bradley Dilger. This is her third year at Purdue, where she is studying Professional Writing with a minor in History and Creative Writing. She will primarily be focusing on content strategy and contributing to grant applications. She is currently applying her interest in design to help Crow establish an official logo.

Outside of Crow, Emily also works as Editorial Assistant for J-PEER, an engineering journal, interns with the literary magazine Sycamore Review, and participates in a research project on gendered violence in Victorian London. When she isn’t reading or writing, Emily enjoys exercising and cooking vegan food for (sometimes skeptical) friends. After graduating from Purdue, she hopes to work in editing and publishing for books or a magazine.

Sarah is a senior in Professional Writing with a minor in Communications. Sarah first heard about Crow after taking a class with Crow team leader, Bradley Dilger. In the spring of 2018, she started as a project intern and wrote blog posts about the Crow Methodology Workshop series. Now, Sarah is excited to join Crow as a full-fledged intern and is eager to become even more involved next semester. She is especially looking forward to constructing grant proposals and working on repository building. Through Crow she has also discovered her love of computer coding after years of technophobia. To her own surprise, she is voluntarily taking lessons on python coding from graduate lab practicum assistant Ge Lan—and loving it!

Aside from her work with Crow, Sarah also serves as a social media intern for the Purdue English Department and a Marketing and Assistant JTRP Editor at the Purdue University Press. She has yet to decide on a career path but is interested in community engagement and archival research. In her limited spare time, she enjoys reading historical fiction, watching old movies from the 1940’s (Cary Grant anyone?), treasure hunting for awesome clothes at garage sales, and reminiscing about the days when everyone used the Oxford comma.

Sarah and Emily are hoping to continue working with Crow during their remaining time at Purdue. They are excited to be a part of Crow’s continued growth and success!

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