Student Spotlight: Maria Nuccilli
Meet first-year student Maria Nuccilli. Armed with an undergraduate degree in English, Maria came to Wayne State’s SLIS program to study archival administration and data analytics.
“It’s a great specialization because it’s kind of where the field is going, electronically- and digitally-based,” she said.
While she has accepted a Graduate Student Assistantship with the University Libraries for the upcoming academic year, Maria currently provides technical support in the SLIS Digital Media Projects Lab.
"Maria provides a lot of positive energy in the lab and has such a great customer service attitude,” said Kim Schroeder, SLIS Lecturer and Career Advisor and Coordinator of the Archival program. “She is always looking for new things to do and has been enjoyable to work with."
Maria said she appreciates the candor SLIS professors have shown in emphasizing the practicum. “They’re very much into tying what we’re learning into real-life applications, what we’re likely to see in our careers,” she said, adding her “dream job” is to work within the emerging field of digital humanities to study the formation of digital cultures and folklife via measurable data, both quantitative and qualitative.