Doctor of Philosophy in Information Science, University of Washington School of Information
Certifications: Feminist Studies
2020 – Present

Master of Science in Information Studies, University of Texas at Austin School of Information
Specializations: Museum Studies Portfolio / Arts and Cultural Management and
Entrepreneurship Portfolio
2015 – 2017

Continued Education in Archival Practice & Theory Certificate
Modern Archives Institute, National Archives & Records Administration
Summer 2014

Bachelor of Arts in English and History, University of Texas at San Antonio
Graduated with Highest Honors and completed Undergraduate Thesis

Umbra Institute in Perugia, Italy
Intensive Italian immersion Program
Focus: Roman History & Italian Literature
Fall 2011

UTSA Law School Preparation Academy
Certificate in Legal Studies
2010 – 2011

Research Assistant September 2020 – Present
University of Washington Technology & Social Change Group (TASCHA)
Contribute my doctoral studies and knowledge while gaining practical research experience into TASCHA’s multidisciplinary focus areas including data equity, essential skills for digital life, women and technology, civic engagement, new geographies of knowledge, and public libraries. Research project and assistantship seeks to work with people and places that face social, economic, and political barriers.

Teaching Assistant January 2021 – March 2021
University of Washington Law, Societies, and Justice Department
Served as the co-teaching assistant for Human Rights in Latin America undergraduate course. As part of my responsibilities included attended weekly live class, taking attendance, assisted with technical online lecture needs, maintained student records, grades, and coursework submission, held office hours and provided in-depth consultation with students, graded tests, papers, and assignments, designed student group sessions, discussion questions, and activities, designed reading guides, assignments, grading rubrics, and other course materials, communicated course expectations and assignments

Latin American Metadata Librarian January 2018 – 2020
University of Texas at Austin LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Special Collection
Identified, designed and implemented metadata standards and specifications for preservation and access of LLILAS Benson post-custodial digital collections. Supported and coordinated post-custodial projects deployment in Colombia, Brazil, and Mexico alongside partner organizations, staff, faculty, and students. Created documentation, policy, and support materials for the various activities related to metadata management, training, and processing. Assisted IT development efforts on system migration including investigation of Linked Data capabilities, metadata preparations, and user experience considerations.

ARL/SAA Mosaic Fellow January 2016 – January 2018
University of Texas at Austin Nettie Lee Benson Special Collection
Coordinated a Title 6 grant funded project focused on planning and organizing a traveling exhibition to multiple sites in Texas using archival materials from the Nettie Lee Benson Special Collections. Project responsibilities also included the development of a digital scholarship and public history component using digital humanities tools and archival items from exhibition in order to collaborate with various UT departments and other Texas institutions. Worked weekly archival reference and research shift at Rare Books unit.

Graduate Research Assistant Reference Services June 2016 – December 2017
University of Texas at Austin Nettie Lee Benson Special Collection
Duties include conducting in-person or online reference requests for patrons. Supervise student circulation staff and coordinate digital scan requests for patrons using library collection materials on Latin America or Latinx topics. Assisted with exhibition installation and implementation of public programming.

Assistant to the Archivist January 2016 – December 2016
Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary Archives
Worked alongside archivist in a lone arranger repository. Duties included processing archival collections, assisting researchers, providing digital scans requests, curating public online exhibits using Omeka platform, creating finding aids for processed analog and web archive collections, and developed a web archives program policy and workflow.

Cultural Arts Program Coordinator, January 2012 – August 2015
Esperanza Peace and Justice Center, San Antonio Texas
Coordinated public programming events related to Latin America, Latinx experiences, San Antonio and Texas cultural and artistic landscape. Designed print and digital promotional graphics, booklets, webpages, and information packets. Developed and supervised high school and undergraduate internship program. Coordinated local and international visitors, conducted interviews and created public relations materials for reporters and media agencies. Assisted in the collection and development of local oral and photography history programs focused on the Westside of San Antonio. Assessed and inventoried archival materials and conducted research related to community archival needs.

Metadata Standards: RDFS, SKOS, OWL, DC, EAD, DACS, MODS, METS, PREMIS, MARC, RDA, Schema.org
Metadata Management: OpenRefine, Oxygen XML Editor, MARC Edit,
Digital Repository Management: Islandora, Omeka, ContentDM, Canto, Preservica
Web Design: HTML & CSS, WordPress, Drupal, Dreamweaver
Graphic Design: Photoshop, InDesign, Canva, Lucidchart, Illustrator
Video and Audio Editing: Premiere, Audacity, Magix Movie, iMovie
Productivity Software: Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, Excel, Google Drive, Adobe Acrobat Pro
Collaboration Technologies: Trello, Slack, Zoom, JIRA, Qikpad, G Suite, Basecamp
Digital Scholarship Tools: ArchGIS, Knight Lab JS tools, Praat, Omeka, Gephi

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