Hi, my name is Brian Emmons and I am a Senior at the IU. I am studying Informatics with a minor/cognate in Business. This is my fifth semester in ServeIT and I am currently a Co-Team Lead for a new client, HandUp Orange County.
In my four previous semesters of ServeIT I have been an intern and Co-Team Lead of the Maintenance team. Maintenance helps fix and maintain finished clinic projects from previous semesters. Working on Maintenance was a great experience for me as it gave me a broad knowledge of the different projects teams work on in the clinic. I had the opportunity to work with WordPress, HTML, CSS, PHP, and more. Last semester I worked as a Co-Team Lead of Maintenance and had the opportunity to learn what it was like and how to lead a team. This was a great transition for me and helped prepare me for this semester.
This semester, I am working as a Co-Team Lead for HandUp Orange County. HandUp is a non-profit which focuses on helping Orange County residents improve their lives. They do this by improving community health, helping community members make connections with one another, and teaching life skills. Their goal is to create their online presence so that they can better engage with the community of Orange County. I am very excited to see what we can do for them this semester.
My name’s Emily Neuendorf and I’m a junior in Informatics here at IU. This is my fourth semester with Serve IT and my second semester as a team lead. I work as a co-lead for the Training team and it has been amazing to have a part in the constant evolution of our team’s role within the clinic. Every week we still hold in-person trainings for interns within the clinic, but we’re also working on educational videos and resources that can help us get new interns started as efficiently as possible.
Hi! My name is Tommy Jepson, and I am currently a freshman studying Informatics with a cognate in Business and minors in marketing and human-centered computing. This is my first semester with ServeIT and the training team. I have been able to develop my communication, decision-making, and teamwork skills through this experience with the clinic. This semester, I am excited to learn more about different programs and to be able to guide others so they too can work with those applications. Not only will this help my technical knowledge, but it will give me real world experience working with other interns. So far, my experience with ServeIT has been nothing but positives and I am excited to see what it has in stored for me in the future!
Hello! My name is Robert Greene and I am a sophomore studying Informatics with minors in Music and Spanish. This is my second semester working on the Design and User Testing team for Serve IT. My goal this semester is to improve my proficiency as a designer and with using Adobe Illustrator and After Effects. Last semester I enjoyed learning some basic logo design skills and making video tutorials for Adobe Illustrator, and it would be nice to be able to continue doing this as well. For my volunteering I plan on continuing the work I started last semester as a compost volunteer at Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard, which is a local food pantry that serves the Bloomington area.
My main focus outside of school is playing in a local band called Secret Mezzanine, as well as several other groups on assorted instruments (drums, bass, and guitar). There is a pretty vibrant house show scene in Bloomington, and plenty of insanely talented musicians in the Jacobs School of Music. I enjoy cooking and (more importantly) eating good food, especially with friends. This Spring I would like to make more use of some of the natural beauty that surrounds Bloomington, including Yellowwood State Forest and Brown County State Park. If you see me don’t hesitate to say hello!
My name is Daniel Wogan, and I am the Co-Team Lead for ServeIT’s Tech Support Team. This is my third and final semester in the ServeIT Program and my second as a member of the Tech Team. My first semester was with the Training Team where we led Training Sessions on various Software Programs that the other Teams needed to learn about. Now as a Co-Team Lead of the Tech Team for the second time, we are continuing our work with the City Of Bloomington to recover large amounts of computers they didn’t need. Our latest ongoing project is working with the Boys and Girls Club and Girls Inc. by setting up a computer Lab for them, and continuing to help them with their technological needs. I look forward to helping them and any other new clients this year with any tech issue they may have!
My name is Vijay Tewari and I am a sophomore Information Systems major and Computer Science minor. As a “tech geek”, it might seem surprising that I love connecting with other people and fostering strong team dynamics. I joined Serve IT this semester to create technological innovations for the Bloomington community as a team. My team is working on a virtual tour app of Bloomington to enhance visitors’ experience. Currently, we are optimizing the frontend and backend to ensure a user-friendly interface. My role in the Serve IT clinic has been exactly what I envisioned — I engage with team members who possess unique strengths to efficiently serve the City of Bloomington. I am excited to see how all the Serve IT teams contribute to the Bloomington community by the end of the semester.
Hi, my name is Alex Newquist. I am on the TeachIT team within ServeIT. This is my third semester with TeachIT and my fourth semester of college. I am an Informatics major working on business and computer science minors. I am from Bloomington and am very excited to be working with Girls Inc. this semester as well as working with the Academy of Science and Entrepreneurship. The Academy is where I attended high school so that event has always been especially fun for me to attend. I really enjoyed working with kids last semester to help them become more familiar and interested in technology and am thrilled to have the chance to return this semester.
Hello, my name is Kailen Dobias and I am a sophomore majoring in Computer Science with a specialization in Security and a minor in Business. This will be my third semester with ServeIT and I’m happy to be spending it with Dimension Mill. In the my past semesters, I’ve been a part of the Maintenance team. I was able to help a variety of clients on the Maintenance team, including My Sister’s Closet, Interfaith, INPAWS, and more. I enjoy volunteering with the clients I work with. It shows me how the technology and skills we provide them with help them to prosper. This semester, I’m looking forward to continuing to improve my skills as I help Dimension Mill. They are a new and innovative company helping startups in the Bloomington community, and I can’t wait to see what they accomplish with our help.
I am Autumn Yoder, a sophomore studying Finance and Business Analytics in the Kelley School of Business. It’s my second semester of Serve IT, and I am excited for the semester to come and all of the progress we can all make to help local nonprofits. I am working with Southern Indiana Community Health Care (SICHC). So far, our team has determined that the primary way we can help SICHC achieve their goals is to provide training in Office 365 and help adapt the software to their needs. I am currently researching Excel in-depth to build the knowledge base which will ultimately be translated into training sessions or proposed solutions for their individual concerns.
My name is Arielle Ordas, and I am a sophomore majoring in Informatics with a cognate in graphic design. This is my first semester with Serve IT, and I am so excited to be working with the Design and User Testing Team! I was drawn to Serve IT because I loved the idea of getting real work experience all while giving back to the community and getting to meet new people. I was a little nervous coming into the team because I haven’t had that much experience working with different design programs, but the constant reassurance from the team helped me get through those initial fears. I am beginning to feel more confident in my design abilities and in myself. I feel like I have already learned so much and I can’t wait to see what else we accomplish together!