Shawn specializes in bringing data innovation into production, helping clients explore creative, user-focused solutions to a wide range of data, strategy, and software development challenges, from research and development of responsible AI in libraries and archives to supporting supply chain analysis of cattle transactions and deforestation in Brazil. Before joining AVP, Shawn managed metadata production and catalog data infrastructure design at the New York Public Library’s NYPL Labs and has supported metadata management, digital humanities, crowdsourcing platform development, and research data curation in academic libraries at the University of Iowa and the University of Alabama. She has also enjoyed sharing her human-centered approach to data modeling and metadata design as an Adjunct Professor in the Moving Image Archiving and Preservation Program at New York University and the School of Library and Information Science at the University of Iowa.

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