Derek joined IQSS in October of 2016 as a member of the Dataverse team, where he designs/conducts usability studies and writes/edits documentation to help make Dataverse easier and more enjoyable to use.

He has previously worked in academic and public libraries, cognitive science research, film production, and elementary education. He holds a M.S. in Library and Information Science from Simmons College.

In his spare time, Derek is a documentary filmmaker and podcaster.