Tuesday, October 25, 2016

UK Libraries welcomes diversity interns Javoughn Brown and Vaibhav Chitkara

Now in its third year, the UK Libraries Undergraduate Diversity Intern Program recently welcomed the 2016-2017 interns, Javoughn Brown and Vaibhav “Vibz” Chitkara. They are currently working in the WT Young Reference Department with supervisors Ruth Bryan and Peter Hesseldenz. The students will work on a variety of projects in different areas of UK Libraries throughout the rest of the school year focusing on exploring issues of diversity as they learn about the functions of an academic library.

Javoughn Brown is a sophomore from Louisville, Ky. majoring in psychology and minoring in sociology. When he finishes his undergraduate degree, he plans to attend graduate school in social work. Before coming to UK, he worked for a non-profit organization and has volunteered extensively in his community. Javoughn has an interest in visual arts and is a regular participant in a campus poetry workshop. 

Vaibhav “Vibz” Chitkara’s family is originally from India, and he has lived all over the world with his diplomat parents. Born in Tanzania, Vibz has also lived in New Delhi, Houston, and Belgrade.  He completed high school in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia before coming to UK. Vibz is a junior majoring in electrical engineering and computer engineering and serves as an international student ambassador. Last year, he was a member of the College of Engineering’s Solar Car Club.

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