Hi! My name is Jake Farias and I am the Fortenbaugh Research and Instruction Intern for the Spring of 2016.
I am a graduating senior with a major in History and minors in Education and English. Last summer, I worked as an intern in the Civil War Institute, researching the New York City Draft Riots and designing a mock debate focused on key perspectives during the riots. I was born and raised in Massachusetts, own a dog and a cat, and I have a little sister who is beginning her “teenage angst” stage of life.
I have just completed my second week at the Research Help Desk and feel as though I am starting to get a good handle of the work. Even after our intense boot camp training, I felt nervous to start fielding questions. But after working through printer issues, citations, and some source searches with patrons, I am feeling more and more comfortable every day. With that said, I still have loads more to learn in the next few weeks.
It’s been a great first two weeks at the Research Help Desk and I am hopeful for many more to come!