Hello! I’m a Teaching Assistant Professor at the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Computing and Information. My work is motivated by curiosity about personal recordkeeping practices and the impact of data and information systems on human memory; it’s also motivated by a desire to share that curiosity with others. 

Currently, you might find me:

Teaching courses on archives and records management in Pitt’s Master of Library and Information Sciences program.

Learning about community archives and memory work in Pittsburgh through Documentation Lab. Also, thinking about how people working in institutional settings form thoughtful, sustainable partnerships with memory workers outside of institutions.

Co-facilitating workshops on Art + Data and considering the interpretive nature of data work and the possibilities that arise when we use unexpected materials to create representations of observed phenomena. 

Contributing to the Civic Switchboard Institutes, a series of IMLS-funded workshops for library workers who serve as civic data intermediaries for their communities (or are interested in this work).

Reading, knitting, gardening, riding my bike, spending time with my chihuahua mix and my three perfect cats.

Previously, I have also:

Learned from librarians how they use open educational resources related to data and digital literacy.

Collaborated on the development and facilitation of the Socio-Technical Sustainability Roadmap, including the creation of a facilitator’s manual designed to help others lead their own Roadmap workshops.

Co-organized the Personal Digital Archiving conference in 2019.

Held various job titles, including archivist, project coordinator, manager of digital intiatives, sample knitter, microfilm library clerk, dog walker, etc.