About

Lieutenant-Headshot-Web-2014-11-22 I am a researcher, analyst, and author intrigued by the problems and promises embedded in education systems. I conduct applied research to solve practical problems and develop partnerships through outreach and engagement activities. Ultimately, I aim to establish my career as a education researcher, so I may best combine my expertise, passion, and vision as an educator, scholar, mentor, and leader.

As an Education Program Analyst for Quality Information Partners, I provide project management, writing, and research support to the National Forum on Education Statistics, sponsored by the National Center for Education Statistics of the U.S. Department of Education. This position is a blend of project management, stakeholder engagement and facilitation, background research, information synthesis, and content production, focused on supporting the education data community. I am excited by the opportunity to translate my expertise in higher education to this new, broader context.

I received my MS in Library and Information Science from The Catholic University of America in May 2016, where I was a Graduate Assistant to the LIS Department Chair and Graduate Library Assistant. During my graduate studies, I was fortunate to work for a number of leading research institutions, including Georgetown University, the Smithsonian Institution, and the National Archives and Records Administration. Upon my graduation, I was awarded a funded summer graduate research fellowship from the School of Information at the University of Michigan. 

I have published in scholarly, professional, and popular outlets and presented my research in local, regional, and national venues. My primary research interest focuses on higher education administrative leadership issues, situated within the context of library and information science education. I investigate how higher education structures, systems, and processes can be used to promote reflective praxis, educational equity, student agency, and organizational change. I care deeply about engaging students in defining their educational needs and creating experiences and pursuing opportunities to support those needs.

My current service appointments include the American Library Association’s Task Force on the Context of Future Accreditation, the Special Libraries Association’s Student and New Professionals Advisory Council, and the Association for Information Science and Technology’s Education and Professional Advancement Committee. I am also a member of the American Library Association’s Endnotes: The Journal of the New Members Round Table editorial committee, and liaison between the American Library Association’s New Members Round Table and Association for Library & Information Science Education.

CIDLIS 2016: Poster Accepted

I’m looking forward to presenting a poster at next week’s 2016 Conference on Inclusion and Diversity in Library and Information Science (CIDLIS). This conference, hosted and organized by the College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland at College Park, is an annual event focused on diversity, inclusion, justice, and rights in the LIS field. I’ve … Continue reading

QIP: Education Program Analyst Position Accepted

I’m thrilled to share that I recently accepted a position with Quality Information Partners (QIP), to start in early October. QIP is a woman-owned small business that provides project management, data analysis, report writing, web management and analysis, and technology planning services to the education data community. 

NDLC 2016: Poster Accepted

I’m excited to present a poster at the 2016 National Diversity in Libraries Conference (NDLC). This conference, sponsored by the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Library and the Association of Research Libraries, will highlight the value and importance of diversity and inclusion for staff, users, communities, and institutions in the library, archive, and museum fields. I will be presenting the findings … Continue reading

MLA/DLA Joint Conference: Invited Panelist and Poster Accepted

I’m honored to be participating in both a panel and a poster session at the Maryland Library Association & Delaware Library Association Joint Library Conference on Thursday, May 5th. First, I will be participating as an invited member of a student-led panel presentation on the future of the LIS field. Our moderator, Hope Reilly, has organized a … Continue reading

ITL Conference: Presentation Accepted

I’m looking forward to presenting at the University of Maryland‘s Innovations in Teaching and Learning Conference next Friday, April 29th. This conference is designed to bring the University of Maryland community, leaders from other education institutions, and members of the learning technology industry together to discuss how to define, foster, and engage students in educational success. Lindsay T. Inge and I will be presenting on the iDiversity … Continue reading

UMSI REMS: Graduate Research Fellowship Awarded

I’m thrilled to announce my acceptance into the Research Experience for Master’s Students (REMS) program at the University of Michigan, School of Information! This 12-week intensive summer research appointment pairs graduate research fellows with leading University scholars, who serve as mentors on a major research projects.