Research Coordinator

Joy Liebman

Joy holds a Masters of Science in Culture and Society from the London School of Economics and a Bachelor of Arts from Brandeis University in International and Global Studies. Her graduate research focused on the performance of national identity and emotional labor. She is excited to be working in research and collaborating with NASA and the team at ATLAS. In her free time, Joy enjoys theater, exploring Chicago, and re-watching Lost.


Lab Coordinators

Marcia Hilliard

Marcia Hilliard’s grandmother, Georgianna Verville, graduated from the Northwestern University Women’s College in 1930 with a Bachelor of Science degree. Marcia knew that she had returned home when she agreed to work at NU in 1997. Marcia has served in various roles within the university, including Department Assistant and Assistant Research Administrator in the McCormick School of Engineering for over 13 years.  She currently is contributing her expertise as the Lab Coordinator to the SoC CollabLab and the ATLAS Lab. 

Sylvia Garcia

Sylvia holds a Master of Laws from Columbia University in New York. She served in different roles in the Colombian government for over 7 years working on topics related to sustainability and foreign direct investment. She is enthusiastic about stories and user-centered design, and is currently a student in Northwestern’s UX/UI design bootcamp. In her free time, Sylvia enjoys being in nature, traveling, and catching up with friends and family.

Post-Doc Researcher

Anoop Javalagi

Anoop Javalagi holds a PhD from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Human Resources & Industrial Relations with a minor in Statistics. His research leverages quantitative and mixed methods approaches to investigate: leadership and team dynamics across contexts (e.g., NASA teams, virtual teams, early Medici), individual differences (e.g., HEXACO, Big Five traits), and the future of work (e.g., remote work, human-AI teaming). He is also interested in psychometrics and research methods.

Research Assistant Professor

Alina Lungeanu

Alina holds a Ph.D. in Technology and Social Behavior from the Northwestern University. Her research interests include social networks, computational social science, scientific collaboration. She is contributing to the NASA Task Switching, NASA SCALE, and NASA CREWS projects.