Jue Yang, a web designer and front-end developer, has joined the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism as its first technologist-in-residence.
In this new role, Jue will work with faculty and students on class projects that lie at the intersection of journalism and technology, helping them to develop new digital products and services.
She will report to Sandeep Junnarkar, director of the J-School’s Interactive Program, and work closely with Information Technology Director Dan Reshef and his web development team.
Before she came to CUNY, Jue was designing and building websites and tools — many of them data-powered maps — with her cohort at Development Seed, a creative visualization and mapping team based in Washington DC.
She has worked on projects with the United Nations Development Program, Amnesty International, Greenpeace and other NGOs and non-profits. She is an advocate for open-source development of applications and software that can be freely used, changed, and shared.
When she isn’t coding or trying to create better workflows, she writes prose and performs in improvisational theater.
Jue, whose Twitter handle is @jue_yang, has a B.A. in Geography and Architectural Studies from Middlebury College.