Gesina Phillips

Senior Systems Software Engineer


Gesina is a Senior Systems Software Engineer working primarily on the Human BioMolecular Atlas Program (HuBMAP).

Before coming to PSC in November 2022, Gesina was the Digital Scholarship Librarian at the University of Pittsburgh (2019-2022) and Duquesne University (2015-2018). She holds a Master of Library and Information Science degree from the University of Pittsburgh (2015). As a result of her past career experience, Gesina particularly enjoys solving data-related problems, determining project goals and requirements, and working with a team of technically-minded people.

Before she developed any technical skills to speak of, Gesina obtained a BA (Seton Hall University, 2011) and MA (Carnegie Mellon University, 2012) in English. As a result of her past educational experience, she has lots of opinions about literature.

Outside of work, Gesina is a DJ at Carnegie Mellon's radio station, WRCT (88.3 FM on your radio dial). She also enjoys reading (especially science fiction), baking, games, growing plants, dabbling in fabric arts, and volunteering with local social justice-related organizations.