Believe it or not, we’re in the second half of August and the summer is winding down. That means that our summer interns are wrapping up their final projects with us before beginning their next adventures in the Fall. We are very proud of our summer internship program at Sports Reference and we were once again fortunate to welcome another talented group. Here’s a brief intro to each member of that class…
Brendan Avey, Data Intern, is a rising junior at the University of Notre Dame studying Business Analytics and Economics. He roots for the New York Rangers, Giants, and Knicks, but currently lives in northern Virginia.
Brendan will return to campus this fall in search of a management consulting internship before studying abroad in Dublin, Ireland, in the spring. His favorite project was implementing player nicknames into our Hockey Reference site.
Sara Barshap, Data Engineering Intern, recently graduated from Villanova University, where she studied Information Systems and Business Analytics. She is enrolled in a Master of Data Science program at Rice University. Sara has lived in New Jersey her whole life and is an avid New York Rangers fan who enjoys watching golf.
Sara interned for the first half of the Summer before leaving to start a full-time role at FanDuel as a Sports Trader. Her favorite project this Summer was writing code that manipulated certain features of the PFRef fantasy section to improve engagement and accessibility.
Tim Clay, Data Intern, is a rising second-year student at Northeastern University, majoring in Data Science. Having grown up just outside Boston, he is a fan of all Boston sports teams, but is an especially devoted Red Sox fan.
This fall, Tim will continue to take classes on campus, while also assisting Northeastern's varsity baseball team as a student manager. Over the course of the summer, Tim has tackled several projects, his favorite being gathering biographical information for every potential draft pick in this summer's NBA Draft.
Jordan Doyle, Engineering Intern, attends Kalamazoo College pursuing a major in Computer Science and minor in Computational Mathematics. She is a Detroit-native and a women’s lacrosse enthusiast.
Jordan will be headed back to Kalamazoo, Michigan in the fall to start her sophomore year. Her favorite project this summer was adding WNBA awards voting data to Basketball Reference to match NBA functionality.
Alison Gilmore, Data Intern, attends Syracuse University and is majoring in Sport Analytics. Unlike many Pennsylvania natives, Alison roots for collegiate and professional teams across the country. Topping the list are the Baltimore Orioles, Indianapolis Colts, Atlanta Dream, Oklahoma State Cowboys/Cowgirls (her dad is an alumnus), and of course, the Syracuse Orange. She is also an avid golf fan.
Alison will be graduating in May, looking to work in analytics for a Major League Baseball team. Her favorite project this summer was collecting data on WNBA assistant coaches to add to the site.
Amanda Le, Product Intern, is a junior at Rice University studying Cognitive Sciences and Entrepreneurship. A Bay Area native, she loves the SF Giants and hiking with her family!
Amanda will return to school in Houston in the fall. One of her favorite projects was collecting and prioritizing user feedback on the Immaculate Grid in order to prioritize next steps for development.
Kristiana Passeri, Marketing Intern, attends DePaul University and is majoring in Digital Marketing. She has lived in the Chicago suburbs her whole live and is thus a Chicago sports fan—primarily the Bears and Fire—and is also an avid FC Barcelona, Argentine/US soccer, and Formula 1 fan.
Kristiana will be graduating in the fall and looking to start the new year in a marketing role within sports. Her favorite project this summer was executing an email campaign promoting engagement for the Women’s World Cup, as well as FBref tools to add another level to the fan experience.
Eric Tran, Business Analytics Intern, is a Cal Poly alum and current master’s student in Business Analytics at UCLA. As a Northern California native, he is a Golden State Warriors and San Jose Earthquakes (and soon-to-be Bay FC!) fan, while also rooting for Real Madrid and Cal Poly/UCLA women’s and men’s basketball.
After graduating from UCLA in the fall, Eric plans to start a career in (sports) analytics and data science. His favorite projects at Sports Reference this summer involved analyzing business metrics for FBref as a result of marketing activations surrounding the 2022 FIFA Men’s World Cup and 2023 Women’s World Cup and data/modeling work on grid difficulty for SR’s Immaculate Grid.
Jhalen Vines, Marketing Intern, is a Sports Management minor and Communication Studies minor at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. As a native of Charlotte, NC he is a fan of all things Carolina: the Tar Heels, the Panthers, the Hornets; even minor league baseball team Charlotte Knights.
In the fall, Jhalen will be starting his senior year at Temple while also playing rugby for the university’s club team. His favorite project this summer was working on an influencer marketing campaign for Pro Football Reference on Youtube, partnering with content creators to promote the powerful sports research tool Stathead as well as the viral online trivia game Immaculate Grid.