I received an master’s degree in Library and Information Science (LIS) from The Catholic University of America in May 2016. Currently, I am completing a MicroMasters in Leading Educational Innovation and Improvement offered through the University of Michigan’s MichiganX initiative.

I was motivated to pursue a master’s degree in order to enhance my research, analytical, and critical thinking skills. During my time as a graduate student, I uniquely tailored my education by pursuing a variety of cognate and experiential learning opportunities. I completed cognate coursework in the Social Work and Sociology master’s programs, concurrently completed two experimental learning opportunities by coupling an independent study and a practicum, and completed a consortium course at the University of Maryland at College Park.

I particularly enjoyed academic coursework that integrated small-scale, original research projects, and actively pursued opportunities to share my research with the broader scholarly community. 3 of my refereed publications and 7 of my refereed presentations began as course-based research assignments.


2016 MS: Library and Information Science
The Catholic University of America
Independent Study: Critical perspectives in library and information studies. Advisor: Bill Kules, Ph.D.
2012 BA: Social Sciences
Thomas Edison State College
Capstone Thesis: A capital man: Examining Thomas Jefferson’s legacy through the prism of Washington D.C.’s cultural heritage sites. Advisor: Nina Haydel, Ed.D.
2009 AA: Liberal Arts
Bergen Community College


2017 MicroMasters in Leading Educational Innovation and Improvement
University of Michigan
2010 Certificate in United States Studies
Bergen Community College