"We must understand the symbolic context surrounding the creation and preservation of the record, but we must also acknowledge the gap between the record, the event, and the emotion."
TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY - B.A. HONORS IN ANTHROPOLOGY
While at Texas State, I majored in Anthropology with a Minor in Art. I was chosen out of many to be part of a historical archaeology dig in Belize.
SAN ANTONIO COMMUNITY COLLEGE - ASSOCIATE DEGREES IN ART AND PHOTOGRAPHY
What do you do when you're not sure what path to create for yourself? You go to community college and keep your brain active. While in school, I had several photos published in the school paper, The Ranger, as well as, one cover.
What I’ve Learned
TEXAS STATE UNIVERISTY
Excavated a historical cemetery in Belize as a team
Created a visual map of each location of remains discovered
Catalogued and cleaned the artifacts at onsite
July 2011-Aug. 2011
CO-DIRECTOR OF MARKETING AND PROMOTIONS
COLUMBIA COLLEGE CHICAGO URBAN MUSIC ASSOCIATION
Planned and organized events
Created marketing plans and strategies
Photographed events and maintained social media sites
Sadly they didn't keep up on the blog site after I departed and it has since been lost. An issue that got me interested in Digital Preservation
Aug. 2009-May 2010
Society of American Archivist
Lambda Alpha National Collegiate Honors Society for Anthropology
Society of Southwest Archivists
MCNAY ART MUSEUM
Created an Excel spreadsheet inventory of their entire digital media collections, both processed and unprocessed.
Physically searched each box in their storage and backlogs.
METADATA & CATALOGING TECHNICIAN INTERN
ESPERANZA PEACE & JUSTICE CENTER
Created metadata for their VHS digitization project
Viewed the videos to asses for date range and content
Cataloged the information on an Excel spreadsheet
DEVELOPMENT AND RESEARCH INTERN
ATHENAEUM OF PHILADELPHIA
Oct. 2013-March 2014
Produced a self-guided tour with Photoshop
Researched founding members for their Founders Event
Reorganized their entire collection's storage
Updated their database
My Roles & Responsibilities
Getting my degree at UT Austin, as well as living and learning in other cities and countries, I have had the opportunity to gain knowledge in my field and then some. I have been trained by a number of industry professionals from all sorts of fields, which means I’ve had many different experiences that have built the person I am today. Now, I’m looking for new challenges and hope to venture even further down my chosen career path always learning as I go.
I am looking for a position where I can put my professional knowledge to good use, while simultaneously developing my skills in an archival, information management environment. With practical experience to back me up, as well as a passion for records, I’ve got the flexibility and necessary experience to get things done right. Want to know more about what I can do for you? Get in touch today.