EMILY PIELLUSCH, MSW
Emily Piellusch received her MSW from the University of Michigan, and received a BA in women’s studies and social work from the University of Michigan. Previous to joining the Data Lab staff, Piellusch completed her MSW field study as an intern at the Data Lab, assisting various research and data analysis projects. She is particularly interested in using analyses of textual data as a means for investigating problematic trends in state, federal, and international systems. Piellusch is passionate about drawing attention to the relevance of data security and privacy within the field of social work, as well as advocating for individual’s control over the distribution and use of their personal data. Before beginning the MSW program at U-M, Piellusch was a case manager at a shelter for survivors of intimate partner violence and sexual assault.