I am originally from Ohio, but I did my undergraduate work at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Major in Political Science with a Minor in Chemistry). In December 2010, I received my MLIS at Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison. I have experience in the following settings: academic library, public library, government, special library, and library vendor. Since 2008, I have been professionally involved in the library and information science field through association memberships, continuing education, committees, leadership, and volunteer opportunities.
In 2011, I was chosen to be a member of the ALA Class of Emerging Leaders. My involvement with the Emerging Leaders program continued with the 2012 class as a Co-Member Guide for the ALA Chapter Relations Office. I helped them continue the work of the previous class with the development of Librarians Build Communities. I am currently serving as the Treasurer for the Virginia chapter of the Special Library Association.
In my spare time, I enjoy nature – biking and hiking; scrapbooking, and collecting bookmarks.