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Associate Fellowship Program

Associate Fellowship Program: 2011-2012 Associate Fellows


2011-2012 Associate Fellows Group Shot

Left to right: Suzy Roy, Bethany Harris, Michele Mason-Coles, Jessi Van Der Volgen

Meet the Associates

Suzy Roy
Indiana University, Indianapolis, 2011

Suzy Roy received her MLS degree from Indiana University, Indianapolis, in 2011 and a Master of Science degree in experimental psychology from Morehead State University in 2005. She has over seven years of neuroscience research experience working in various laboratories, most recently at Purdue University. Her research background spans fields from behavioral neuroscience to molecular and cellular biology. During her MLS training, Ms. Roy was an intern at the Medical Libraries and the School of Nursing at Franciscan St. Elizabeth Health in Lafayette, Indiana, where she worked on creating library research instructional tutorials. She also cataloged reference services, research instruction in School of Nursing courses, and DOCLINE requests. Ms. Roy received her undergraduate degree at Keene State College, Keene, New Hampshire, where she majored in experimental psychology.

Bethany Harris
University of Michigan, 2011

Bethany Harris received her Master of Science in Information (MSI) degree with a specialization in library and information science from the University of Michigan in 2011. While completing her degree, she worked as a university library associate at Taubman Health Sciences Library, where she provided instruction and reference services. She was a recipient of the Midwest Chapter of Medical Library Association (MLA) annual meeting scholarship and the Michigan Health Sciences Libraries Association student scholarship in 2010. Prior to graduate school, Ms. Harris spent three years as the manager of a behavioral genetics lab and had previously worked as a pharmacy technician at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Ms. Harris received her Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in ecology and evolutionary Biology from the University of Kansas. While at KU, she participated in two National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Experiences for Undergraduates programs and worked as a research assistant in a quantitative genetics lab.

Michele Mason-Coles
St. John's University, Queens, New York, 2011

Michele Mason-Coles received her Master of Library Science (MLS) degree from St. John's University, Queens, New York, in 2011, where she attended as a recipient of the Institute of Museum and Librarian Services’ (IMLS) Laura K. Bush 21st Century Librarian Program scholarship. In 2010, Ms. Mason-Coles was awarded the MLA Minority Scholarship Meeting Award, which provided her the opportunity to attend the annual MLA conference. While completing her degree, she interned at the Weill Cornell Medical Center's Myra Mahon Patient Resource Center. Recently, Ms. Mason-Coles served as a cancer information specialist at the National Cancer Institute's Cancer Information Service based at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. She received her BS in community health education from Hunter College in New York City.

Jessi Van Der Volgen
University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2011

Jessi Van Der Volgen received her Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) degree in 2011 from University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she was awarded the John R. Koch Scholarship. While there, she worked as a reference assistant at Ebling Library for the Health Sciences and at the College Library. Ms. Van Der Volgen was a project assistant at the Limnology Library and completed a Library and Information Literacy Instruction practicum at UW-Madison. Prior to obtaining her master’s degree, she was a high school biology teacher in Beaverton, Oregon and was awarded a Partners in Science grant for genetics research at the Oregon National Primate Research Center. Ms. Van Der Volgen received her BS in life science from the University of Portland.

Last Reviewed: February 2, 2022