Who We Are

CTDA in Context is a program of the Connecticut Digital Archive, a membership organization hosted by the University of Connecticut Library. Learn more about the CTDA by visiting our website. We welcome participation by anyone interested in furthering the ideals of the project. Learn how to get involved


Meet the people currently involved in CTDA in Context. Working groups are being formed now. Your participation will make a difference.

CTDA Project Team

  • Greg Colati, Director, CTDA
  • Rachael Nutt, Project Manager
  • Heather Owen, Metadata Maintenance
  • Carly Wanner-Hyde, Web Design consultant
  • Current Interns
    • New Interns coming Fall 2022
  • Current UConn Students
    • Sydney Fournier
  • Previous Interns
    • Heather Owen, Research/Content Analysis (Syracuse University, 2021)
    • Rachael Nutt, Research/Content Analysis (Syracuse University, 2021)
    • Patrick Ryan, Featured Collections Working Group (UMass Boston, 2021)
    • Kayla Hinkson-Grant, Content Coordinator (Mt. Holyoke College, 2020)

CTDA In Context Working Group

The Working Group serves as an overall coordinating and advisory group for the CTDA In Context project.
  • Kathy Foulke, Hartford Public Library
  • Mike Kemezis, CTDA

  • Anna Newman, Connecticut State Library
  • Rebecca Parmer, UConn Archives and Special Collections
  • Meg Rinn, Bridgeport Public Library
  • Liz Shapiro, CT Dept. of Econ. and Community Development
  • Graham Stinnett, UConn Archives and Special Collections
This group is currently seeking additional members.

Featured Collections Working Group

The Featured Collections Working group is grew out of the 2020 CT Humanities-funded Connecticut Collections Alliance grant that created more than a dozen topic-based collections presented in the CTDA. This group is focusing on gathering and presenting curated sets of primary source materials related to underrepresented communities and topics. 


  • Mike Kemezis, CTDA Repository Manager
  • Patrick Ryan, Intern, UMass Boston
  • Elizabeth Braun, UConn undergraduate
  •  Sydney Fournier, UConn undergraduate

This group is currently seeking new members.

Metadata Working Group

The Metadata Working Group has its origins in the CT Humanities-funded Connecticut Collections Alliance grant. This group will begin its work by doing a metadata audit of the repostory to learn more about how repository objects and collections are described now, and from there, working from models already developed in the metadata community, create intellectual and descriptive approaches to enhancing metadata to create a more inclusive descriptive approach to primary sources. 

This group is forming now.