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New Faces at CRA

By Elora Daniels, Communications Associate

The Computing Research Association (CRA) is thrilled to welcome three exceptional professionals to our expanding team. With a diverse range of skills, experiences, and innovative perspectives, our new team members each uniquely align with CRA’s mission to advance computing research and change the world. 

Join us in welcoming Barrington Davis, Richard Elam II, and Tori Madril to CRA!

Barrington Davis – Program Associate, CRA-E

Barrington DavisBarrington Davis serves as a Program Associate for CRA-E. He came to CRA from PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he worked as a Technical Consultant, working with multiple Fortune 500 clients. Barrington is an analytical professional with hands-on experience providing expert technical guidance and solutions to clients. He excels at analyzing complex technical issues and devising innovative strategies to optimize operations and enhance efficiency.

Barrington is adept at managing projects, leading teams, and delivering high-impact results within deadlines and budgets. He has a knack for implementing cutting-edge technologies to address clients’ needs and challenges. Barrington leverages his strong communication and presentation skills to enable effective collaboration with technical and non-technical stakeholders.

In his free time, Barrington likes to volunteer at the SPCA and his local orphanage. Working at the SPCA and an orphanage has been a deeply rewarding experience, allowing him to make a meaningful impact in the lives of both animals and children.

A proud HBCU alumnus, Barrington obtained his B.S. in Information Systems from Howard University, fostering his sense for helping underrepresented communities in the realm of technology.

Richard Elam II – Program Associate, CRA-WP

Richard Elam HeadshotRichard serves as a Program Associate for CRA-WP, where he actively contributes to programs dedicated to expanding the participation of underrepresented populations in computing. Originally from (west) Philadelphia, PA, Richard brings a diverse background in architecture, design, and UX design. Before joining CRA, he gained valuable experience in various design areas within the DMV region.

Richard, an advocate for diversity, believes in ensuring equal and equitable access to resources. His philosophy aligns with the wisdom of renowned Iraqi Architect Zaha Hadid, who famously said, ‘There are 360 degrees, why stick to one.’ This perspective encourages embracing a broad outlook, exploring diverse angles, ideas, and possibilities instead of confining oneself to a narrow viewpoint. Richard’s approach reflects open-mindedness, creativity, and a willingness to consider a full spectrum of options in decision-making and life.

Tori Madril – Grants Specialist

Tori MadrilTori Madril is CRA’s new Grants Specialist. Within the Contracts & Grants Administration team, she is chiefly responsible for subaward management for the CI Fellows grants as well as grants administration for CRA’s other funded initiatives. As a recent hire, Tori comes to CRA with several years of experience in the sponsored project administration space, specializing in post-award management.

Outside of work, Tori enjoys spending time playing beach volleyball, baking pastries, curating playlists, and working with film photography.

Interested in joining the CRA team? Keep an eye on our careers page and follow us on LinkedIn to be the first to know about future opportunities!