Washington, District of Columbia
Originally hailing from Virginia Beach, I attended The Johns Hopkins University, where I majored in history and minored in French cultural studies and museums & society. I obtained my master’s in information science at the University of Michigan, focusing on archives and records management, while simultaneously earning a graduate certificate in Science, Technology, and Society. Following graduation in 2015, I gained experience working with special collections at the Norfolk Public Library and as a project archivist at the Health Sciences Library at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. From 2017 to 2019, I took part in the National Library of Medicine Associate Fellowship program. During the first year of my fellowship, I was involved in a variety of initiatives including researching and testing web archiving software, processing audio-visual collections, and providing recommendations about NLM copyright statements. I spent my second year of the fellowship at Northwestern’s Galter Health Sciences Library & Research Center where I processed the 12th General Hospital Collection, digitized selected images and documents that were later uploaded to the digital repository and described according to best practices, created a digital exhibit, and engaged in outreach activities to publicize the collection. In April, I joined the Office of NIH History and Stetten Museum as their archivist and look forward to partaking in a number of different projects.