"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."

James O'Toole

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN - M.S. IN INFORMATION STUDIES

Within information studies, I focused my studies on getting my specialization in Archives and Information Management.

2015-2017

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.

2010-2012

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.

2007-2009

EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE

What I’ve Learned

KryoFlux

Front End Diorama Mobile Device Study

To Be or Not To Be: The Choice to be Silent

PROJECTS AND PAPERS

Walter E. Long Finding Aid

Digital Preservation Plan

Mnemonic Body

ARCHAEOLOGICAL INTERN
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

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Society of American Archivist 

  • Lambda Alpha National Collegiate Honors Society for Anthropology

  • Society of Southwest Archivists

Current

ARCHIVES INTERN
MCNAY ART MUSEUM

Fall 2017

  • 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

Spring 2016-July2016

  • 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

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

My Roles & Responsibilities

THE INFO

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.

PERSONAL STATEMENT

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.

COLLECTOR OF MOMENTS

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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