Varvara (Barbara) Kountouzi
Varvara Kountouzi is the Head of the Judith & William Bollinger Digital Fabrication Laboratory that provides barrier-free services which facilitate innovation in teaching, learning, research, and clinical care for the entire Penn community. She supervises the Visualizationist and the Digital Fabrication Lab Operator and the 3D-printing and poster-printing teams of student workers.
Varvara provides support in conference poster design and printing via individual consultations as well as group presentations and workshops. Her passion is process implementation and optimization. She loves taking complex processes, breaking them down, and streamlining them so that they can be performed seamlessly by teams with multiple members and high turnover. Her specialties include task automation, training and documentation, quality control, and unconventional, out-of-the-box solutions to practical problems.
Varvara holds an MS in Information Science and Technology and an MS in Library Science from Drexel University, an Ms.Ed. from University of Pennsylvania with specialization in TESOL and a Certificate in Business Essentials from the Wharton School of Business.
Software category expertise
- 3D printing
- Image/Graphics editing
- Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
- Web prototyping