Ayda Pourasad Ayda Pourasad is an editorial researcher, digital archivist and trainer with the Research, Archives & Data Strategy (RAD) Department.
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Ayda Pourasad

Information Specialist, RAD

Ayda Pourasad is an editorial researcher, digital archivist and trainer with the Research, Archives & Data Strategy (RAD) Department.

Pourasad supports the work of NPR journalists by performing in-depth research and fact checking, backgrounding individuals and providing access to resources. As a digital archivist, she ensures that RAD's metadata in Artemis, NPR's internal database of audio, transcripts and web content, is accurate and accessible to her colleagues.

As a trainer, Pourasad coordinates and leads training sessions for her newsroom colleagues, and ensures new employees throughout the organization know how to best use research resources. She identifies training needs across the organization, and helps develop courses based on those needs.

Pourasad first joined NPR in 2011 as an intern in what was then NPR's Broadcast Library. She holds a master's degree in library and information sciences from Simmons University.