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. My approaches are slow, collaborative, and interdisciplinary, occasionally merging research with creative practices. 

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

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. 

Talking with librarians about how they use open educational resources related to data and digital literacy.

Reading, knitting, riding my bike, admiring my three perfect cats.

Previously, I have also:

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.