Loyola University Chicago, Chicago IL
M.A. in History, United States and Public History (in progress), 2014-present
Southern Methodist University, Dallas TX
Postgraduate work in history, 1991-1992
University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley CA
Master of Library and Information Studies, December 1990
University of Houston, Houston TX
Bachelor of Arts in Journalism / Minor in Spanish, May 1988
Summa Cum Laude
Academic Excellence Award (Highest GPA, College of Humanities and Fine Arts)
National Merit Scholar
Membership in Honors Program
Immigration Advocacy History Project, Loyola University, Nov. 2017-
Project Manager and Oral History Interviewer
The Man Into Woman Project: Transgender Narratives, Editorial Practices, and the Digital Humanities
Center for Textual Studies and Digital Humanities, Loyola University Chicago, Sept. 2017-present
Newberry Library, Chicago IL, Sept.-Nov. 2017
Internship, Archives and Exhibitions
Chrysler Village History Project, Chicago IL, November 2015
Oral History Interviewer and Transcriber
Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society, Chicago IL, August 2015
“Cobblestone Crossroads: Arts and Community in the Glenwood Avenue Arts District” tour
Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, Skokie IL, December 2014
Volunteer, Visitor Evaluation Study of “RACE: Are We So Different?” exhibit
The Field Museum, Chicago IL, March 2011-May 2013
Museum Archives Volunteer
Northwestern University Library, Evanston IL, 1996-2000
Reference Librarian/Student Assistant Supervisor
Northwestern University Library, Evanston IL, 1993-1996
Management Reference Librarian
Southern Methodist University, DeGolyer Library, Dallas TX, 1991-1993
Reference/Collection Development Librarian
“The ‘New West’: Recent Acquisitions at the DeGolyer Library.” DeGolyer Library,
Southern Methodist University. Dallas, TX. January-March, 1993.
“Fred Harvey: Civilizing the West.” DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University. Dallas, TX. February-April 1992.
“Iraq: Birth of a Nation.” DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University. Dallas, TX.
“Tarzan: 20th Century Hero.” M.D. Anderson Library, University of Houston. Houston, TX.
“Reference Statistics,” Part of Seeking the Conceptual Foundations of Reference: Or, It’s Hard to ‘Shake’ What You Cannot Find (paper presented at the 8th national conference of the Association of College & Research Libraries, Nashville, TN, April 11-14, 1997).
“Tall Tales of the West: The Myth and Reality Behind Promotion of the Southwest”
(paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southwestern Social Science Association, Austin, TX, March 1992).
“Stealing Time: The Blumberg Case and Its Aftermath” (paper presented at the annual meeting of the Art Libraries Society of North America/Texas, Dallas, TX, October 10-11, 1991).
“DeGolyer Library.” In Encyclopedia of the American West. Nashville, TN: Zenda, Inc., 1995.
“Time to Put the Internet in Perspective.” College and Research Libraries News 56, no. 3,
(March 1995): 144-147.
“SMU Libraries Computer Ethics Statement.” College and Research Libraries News 54, no. 6
(June 1993): 331-332.
Skokie School District 68, Skokie IL, 2004-2015
Volunteer with focus on research, grants, and writing projects
St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Park Ridge IL, Jan.-Dec. 2007
Children’s Formation Coordinator
Mothers & More, North Chicago/Near North Suburbs Chapter, 1998-2006
National, regional, and local volunteer
The Houston Post, Houston TX, Summer 1987
The Daily Cougar, University of Houston, Houston TX, 1984-1988
Editor in chief / Copy Editor / Reporter