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. 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. In this position, I blend my expertise in project management, stakeholder engagement and facilitation, background research, information synthesis, and content production to deliver products and services to the education data community.
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 gained professional experience working at 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 liaise between the American Library Association’s New Members Round Table and Association for Library & Information Science Education.