I am currently Instructor and Special Collections Librarian at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). I provide instruction and public services for students, faculty, and community members. I hold a MLIS from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (2015), and a BA in English: Media, Rhetoric and Cultural Studies from UIC (2013).
I enjoy introducing archival materials to people of all ages, and am interested in collaborative, interdisciplinary projects and research. My research interests include critical information literacy and culturally sustaining pedagogy, community archives, archives of underrepresented groups, oral history, and online learning. These research interests can manifest themselves in really interesting instruction activities.
In my spare time, I enjoy music, knitting, crocheting…basically anything that will allow me to creatively express myself, and Twitter. I love pugs, and other animals, but I really love pugs.