Meet the D3 Summer Interns! (Part 1)

Blog post by Data Driven Detroit
June 17, 2015

Data Driven Detroit (D3)   (Detroit)

This summer, D3 is privileged to partner with the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation and the Next Gen Board to pilot an innovative, community-based internship program.  Each intern is working on a community-focused project of their own design, proposed to the D3 team during a highly competitive application process.  In addition, each intern is receiving mentorship and professional development under the program.

At D3, we’re tremendously excited about this program, and we wanted to take the opportunity to highlight the five fantastic individuals who are participating!  In this post, we’ll be introducing our three Data Analysis Interns – Alexis Farmer, Ayana Rubio, and Sabiha Zainulbhai.  The blog post describes the project that each of the three interns is working on.  These include helping the Detroit Police Department release data that will enable communities to assess citizen/police encounters; creating a user-friendly map that illustrates rental housing health and safety across all of Detroit's neighborhoods; and looking at the spatial distribution of substance abuse treatment centers and mental health facilities in locations where there are high concentrations of people involved with the criminal justice system in Detroit.