Education

Master of Science in Information, University of Michigan 2019
Digital Curation, Library Science, Archives and Records Management.

Bachelor of Arts, University of Michigan 2016
Classical Languages and Literatures with distinction and honors. Residential College Program. Honors Thesis: “The Witch and the Roman Woman: an Examination of Gender and Power in Ancient Rome.”

 

Other Publications

Of Python and Pandas: Using Programming to Improve Discovery and Access” for bloggERS! as part of the “Script-It!” series. October 9th, 2018.

Projects

The American Religious Sounds Project, a sonic archive documenting the diversity of everyday religious life through recordings taken across the United States.
Serves as resident archivist. Facilitates preservation and ingest of collection into the Vincent Voice Library.

Comics as Data, a collections as data project on the MSU comics collection.
Cleaned metadata for release and analysis. Updates Gitlab repository and pages with current data and visualizations,

Kane in Continuity, a digital exhibit showcasing a unique collection of photographs from the set of Orson Welles’ Citizen Kane.
    Arranged, described, and digitized collection along with Emily Finch and Sam Sciolla. Constructed “Kane & Continuity” exhibit, which places photographs side-by-side with stills from the film.

The Michigan Latin Archive, a digital archive documenting Latin Education at Michigan.
Arranged, described, and digitized select archival materials. Developed Drupal website, including exhibits, example lessons, and teaching resources.

Upcoming Talks and Conferences

“Digital Humanities in Practice:Project Development and Digital Pedagogy” – Workshops at University of Illinois Chicago, February 28th

“Parting the Metadata Sea: a Crosswalk to Preserve Religious Sound” – Code4Lib 2020 Poster Session, March 8-11th

 

Memberships

Society of American Archivists

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