Current Staff

Amogh Chandupatla

Amogh Chandupatla

Technical Outreach Coordination Intern

Amogh serves as the Technical Outreach Coordinator for RITS. He outreaches to laboratories at Harvard Medical School in order to identify the technological gaps facing our biomedical researchers and to aid in identifying appropriate solutions. Amogh takes great interest in the new age evolution of biomedicine through advances in applied technology, and is currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in biomedical engineering. Amogh also leads the Birthright Foundation a non-profit organization which aims to reduce the maternal mortality rate in India.

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Mrudula Koduri

Mrudula V. Koduri

Project Management Intern

 

Mrudula is the Project Management Intern for RITS. She assists the RITS Project Manager accelerate the execution of projects within the defined scope and timeline by coordinating with the members of the RITS team and the clients. She is currently pursuing her Master’s in Engineering Management at Northeastern University.

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James W. Weatherell

James W. Weatherell

Senior Linux Engineer, Research IT Solutions

My name is James and I joined the RITS team in late May of 2015. I am responsible for filling technical gaps, resolving technical obstacles, migrating existing services to our central IT infrastructure, and architecting new solutions for the Harvard Medical School Research Community. I have over six years of Cloud, Linux, and Virtualization experience. Before joining HMS I assisted in developing Compute Cloud infrastructure for IBM, RBM Technologies, The Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, and Air Worldwide.

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Esther Simmons

Esther Simmons

Office and Program Administrator

Esther joins us from the Berkman Center for Internet & Society. She has been providing Administrative, HR and Procurement support to Harvard staff, faculty, and students for the last five years. Esther will aid us refining and documenting our core administrative processes, where her Harvard experience will prove an asset to the team. Additionally, Esther will coordinate the administrative requirements of our Technical Outreach and Intern Placement programs.

esther_simmons@hms.harvard.edu

Mia Nega

Mia Nega

Project Manager

Mia is primarily involved in the coordination and management of RITS specific projects... She is responsible for planning and implementing project management strategies to ensure that the project’s objectives and missions are met. Mia’s role as a PC is centered around working directly with stakeholders to gather the appropriate project requirements and to accurately capture the project’s scope. Among the various projects she is involved in within RITS, Mia is currently coordinating the migration of the Genetics Department’s local IT to the Harvard Medical School’s Central IT system. This being one of the signature projects for RITS, Mia is responsible for overseeing that the project’s scope, milestones, and deadlines are met in all phases of this project.

mia_nega@hms.harvard.edu

Jessica Pierce

Jessica Pierce

Research Data Manager, RITS

Jessica is the Research Data Manager and is involved with direct outreach to our customers to aid in the visualization and management of their current storage use, coordinating the movement of data to the most appropriate storage tier, and helping to define, implement, and sustain appropriate data lifecycle strategies for research at HMS.

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