Mark Boettcher, Sr Programmer/Analyst at Dartmouth started his career as an Aviation Electronics Technician in the US Navy, earning his BS in Business Management from the University of Maryland. He then became a proficient software engineer and worked on a number of published AAA game titles for companies like Apple, Sony America, Accolade and Sierra Online. During this period he developed skills in 3D rendering, multiplayer networking, AI and gained valuable experience in cross-platform development. Later in his career he worked on precision GIS, teleoperated robotics, real-time, multi-channel sensor data collection/analysis, telecommunications and hardware accelerated GPU-based computation.
Kate Bullion is currently a senior at Dartmouth College. She is an Engineering Major but also pursuing a minor in Art History. She is intrigued by the intersection of these two disciplines and is considering a career in Architecture or Structural Engineering. This interest has fed her love for travel, and she spent the spring of 2015 in Rome studying Architecture and Art History. She enjoys studying city planning and construction, and hopes to travel more in order to explore more of the world’s buildings.
Camila Caldas is a junior at Dartmouth College studying Art History and Digital Arts. This past spring she studied abroad in Rome where she became fascinated with the city’s architecture and urban identity. She is excited to be a part of this project and looks forward to engaging with the city and its history through a digital medium. Camila eagerly awaits the opportunity to return to Rome once more.
Gina Campanelli is a Junior at Dartmouth College. She is a Pre-Med, an Art History Major, and an Anthropology Minor. She studied Art History abroad in Rome in the Spring of 2016 and fell in love with the city and its rich and storied history. In her spare time, Gina works as an EMT and is an on-air host for a local radio station. She hopes to continue to cultivate her passion for Art and Architecture and re immerse herself in the wonders of Rome through this project.
Federico Caruso is an archeologist and a Ph.D. student at the Pontifical Institute for Christian Archeology. He is conducting research on the built topography of Sicilian cities during Late Antiquity and the early Middle Ages. He lives in Rome where he is collaborating with the Sovrintendenza Capitolina ai Beni Culturali and with numerous other professional associations. He is an expert of technological applications to cultural artefacts such as the digitization of archival sources, photogrammetry and the survey of ancient monuments.
David Cho is in his final year in the accredited architecture degree program at the University of Oregon. He is working on the Lanciani research project with Jim Tice and Lauren Hoffman as a research consultant in providing aid to digitize the historical layers within the city of Rome. David is interested in urbanism through architecture and city planning. He hopes that working in the Lanciani project, that he would gain knowledge of the context of the city and study through its periods of change in order to visually see how the remnants of a particular city transitions over time.
Mercedes de Guardiola is a sophomore at Dartmouth College majoring in History and Art History. She has previously worked for Accion U.S. Network doing Marketing and Communications. This spring, she will be going to Rome through the Dartmouth College Art History Foreign Study Program. Mercedes is excited to be working on the Mapping Rome Project before she goes to Rome later this year.
Emma Demers is a sophomore at Dartmouth College studying English and Graphic Design. Last summer, she participated in the inaugural F.I.R.E. Program, which allowed her to begin studying the Italian language while living in Rome. On campus, Emma enjoys writing for The Dartmouth and working as a designer for the DALI Lab. She hopes to combine her passion for Italian culture and digital design through her work on Mapping Rome.
Lucas Dube is a junior majoring in Classical Archaeology at Dartmouth College. At Dartmouth, he is the President of the Italian Club and a member of the Dartmouth Classics Society. He participated in the Classics Foreign Study Program in Rome in the fall of 2013, travelling extensively throughout Italy and spending a week in Turkey. His mother is Italian and, as a result, he spent many summers in Italy and received dual citizenship.
Alex Ganninger is a junior at Dartmouth College, majoring in English and minoring in German studies. Outside of his classes, he serves as an Undergraduate Advisor, writes for The Dartmouth Chronicle, and participates in Club Swimming. In his spare time, Alex enjoys reading, traveling, sailing, and skiing. After taking classics courses for six years, he is excited to view Rome’s storied history from a different perspective and contribute to a novel reference for scholars.
Allison Gelman is a freshman at Dartmouth. Through this project, she is thrilled to be able to get a greater understanding of the city she dreams of visiting while helping to create a lasting historical reference. On campus, she runs with the endurance running team and plays club lacrosse, but she also has a passion for sweet foods and Mario Cart.
Jane Handorff is a sophomore at Dartmouth College studying Art History and International Studies. She is from New York City, where she loves spending free time going to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Central Park with friends and family. She loves food and art and is a co-president of Dartmouth’s Coffee Club. She is traveling to Rome in the spring and hopes to gain a better knowledge of the city’s past, and help create a useful tool for the future.
Graylin Harrison graduated from Dartmouth College in 2014 with an Art History major. In the fall of 2016 she will continue her studies at Stanford University in pursuit of a Masters and Ph.D. in Art History. Graylin first visited Rome in 2013 for Dartmouth’s Art History Foreign Studies Program and has returned twice since graduating to serve as assistant to the program’s director. Opportunities to study and work in Italy have inspired her evolving intellectual interests in early modern Italian visual culture and religious life.
Lauren Hoffman is a senior at the University of Oregon where she is double majoring in Art History, Interior Architecture and in her spare time swims for the University. She is working on the Lanciani project with Jim Tice where she is helping un-layer the enormous amount of history within the city of Rome. She spent a summer studying in Rome and throughout Italy where she had the chance to challenge her language skills and live out the dream of many art historians. She hopes over the course of her college career to get the chance to explore new skills that go along with the project.
Jianwen Huang received a Ph.D. degree in architecture from South China University of Technology. He is Instructor in the Department of Architecture at Guangdong University of Technology where he specializes in the study of Urban Redevelopment and Historical Urban Morphology, with particular interest in the density study of micro-scale public spaces. He is currently a visiting scholar at the University of Oregon’s School of Architecture and Allied Arts (A&AA) in Eugene, studying in the MappingRome team led by Professor James Tice.
Amy Jiang is a junior majoring in Art History at Dartmouth College. She has previously interned at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and at Dartmouth she has worked for the Neukom DALI Lab and is currently on the staff of the Collegiate Journal of Art. While studying abroad in Rome in the spring of 2014, Amy fell in love with the city and its culture. She is keenly interested in researching the development and urbanism of Rome, and hopes to return to Italy in the near future.
Aidan Kenealy is a junior at Dartmouth College majoring in Economics and Physics. Aidan is half-Italian and holds his lifetime knowledge of Italian culture and lifestyle very close to his heart. Dartmouth has allowed him to advance his Italian studies on an intellectual level, participating in a recent study abroad in Rome and becoming the president of the Dartmouth Italian Club during his sophomore year. By participating in this project, Aidan will help share the historical and architectural beauty of Western Civilization’s most important city with researchers and curious minds alike.
Michaela LeDoux is a sophomore at Dartmouth College majoring in International Relations and minoring in Art History. Being from New Orleans, she has learned to appreciate various cultures through visual art, music and food. She has been writing for The Dartmouth newspaper’s Arts section since freshman year. Through the MappingRome project, she hopes to gain a greater understanding of the hidden, underground gems of ancient and medieval Rome. She is excited to be a part of a project that will expose art and architecture of the past to future generations.
Jinmyoung Lee is a junior at Dartmouth College majoring in Classics and Mathematics. She has worked as the photography editor for the school daily newspaper and as a President’s office intern blogging about seniors working on their theses. In her spare time, she enjoys taking candid photos of various people around her and exploring European capitals through Wikipedia articles and Google Earth.
Isabella Marchal is a junior at Dartmouth College. She is an Art History Major concurrently pursuing a pre-med track. Her freshman year she interned in the Conservation Department of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where she employed both her scientific and art historical insights to assist in restoring an ancient Roman mosaic. This past spring she studied art and architecture in Rome through Dartmouth’s Art History Department. In the course of her work on MappingRome, she plans to live there vicariously.
Natalie Mills is from Massachusetts majoring in Art History at Smith College, with a concentration in the Renaissance. Through the MappingRome project she hopes to further explore her interest in art in both secular and religious spaces. Natalie became fascinated with art history while taking a course in 18th century art. In her spare time Natalie has worked at the Smith College Museum of Art and enjoys wilderness canoe tripping.
Aaron Pellowski is a senior studying Classics and Philosophy at Dartmouth College. Aaron attended the Liberal Arts and Science Academy in Austin, Texas. He has also lived in New Hampshire, Washington D.C., Berlin and Rome. Aaron has previously worked for the Dartmouth College Classics Department as a research assistant and tutor, as well as the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science and the National Endowment for the Humanities. He is currently in the process of writing a senior thesis on the role of time in the ethical philosophy of Seneca the Younger. He is a founding member of the Dartmouth Classics Society.
Jiyoung Song is a rising junior at Dartmouth College majoring in Classical Languages with minors in Classical Archaeology and Statistics. She is excited to work with Professor Camerlenghi on the Mapping Rome Project due to her love for the history and culture of ancient and medieval Rome. Jiyoung has a passion for reading Latin texts and problem solving. An adventure-seeker, she hopes to improve her Italian and return to Rome to study early Christian art and architecture.
Ashleigh Wais is a senior from New York majoring in Science, Technology and Society, with a minor in Italian. She is working on the Forma Urbis Romae project with Professor Jim Tice to help bring the history and archeology of Rome to light through the digitalization of the Lanciani map. Ashleigh has a passion for design, music and art, and also is an active member of the Stanford Band and KZSU. After studying abroad in Florence during Spring 2013, Ashleigh fell in love with Italy and Italian culture, and is thrilled to be able to apply her language and design skills to the project.
Laura Zehender is a junior majoring in Classics and minoring in Mathematics and Computer Science. She is working with Professor Jim Tice on the Forma Urbis Romae Project to capture the layered history of Rome through digitizing the Lanciani map. After spending a semester studying abroad at a Classics program in Rome, she left with a fascination for the city’s unique combination of ancient, Renaissance, and modern times. She is excited to combine her interests in history, computer science, and more while working at the Stanford Spatial History Project. In her spare time, she enjoys social dancing, making crafts, spending time with friends, and chocolate.