Hi there. I’m an Archivist in Austin, Texas. I received my Master of Science in Information Studies (M.S.I.S) from the University of Texas at Austin in 2014, focusing on archives and preservation.
Since then, I have worked in archives around Austin, most recently as a project archivist for the Harry Ransom Center, processing the collection of records belonging to PEN International and English PEN.
I am passionate about the work I do because of my deep curiosity for the past and how it shapes us, as well as my enthusiasm for helping others to satisfy their own curiosities through the discoveries they make in the archive. It’s those moments of connection that energize me the most and make me feel like I am doing my best work. It also helps that I am pretty obsessed with detail and love a good spreadsheet.
Before coming to Texas to pursue this career, I earned my BA in English Literature and Writing and worked in a bookstore for a few years.