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

Latin American Metadata Librarian January 2018 – Present
University of Texas at Austin LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Special Collection
Identify, design and implement metadata standards and specifications for preservation and access of LLILAS Benson post-custodial digital collections. Support and coordinate post-custodial projects deployment in Colombia, Brazil, and Mexico alongside partner organizations, staff, faculty, and students. Create documentation, policy, and support materials for the various activities related to metadata management, training, and processing. Assist 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.

Austin Archives Bazaar Grants Chair, January – October 2018
Archivists of Central Texas
Consulted and coordinated grants development for the 2018 Austin Archives Bazaar which included requesting funding from city, private, and public grant agencies. Coordination included evaluation of the organization’s grant readiness, identify and assess grant opportunities, write, submit, and secure grant awards, and manage grant projects, funds, and pre and post administrative paperwork.

A/V Digitization Project Consultant and Grant Writer, March 2015 – December 2016
Esperanza Peace and Justice Center
Researched and developed grant for a Humanities Texas funded digitization project. Worked as an archival consultant to assist with deployment and evaluation of project deliverables. Project digitized 500 analog videotapes of institutional history including performances of Latinx female artists, tours or documentaries of historic neighborhoods, promotional videos of Latin American cultural festivals, and oral community histories. Designed online web portal according to user experience data and archival best practices.

Metadata Management: OpenRefine, Oxygen XML Editor, MARC Edit,
Digital Repository Management: Islandora, CLAW, Omeka, ContentDM, Lightroom, Bridge
Web Design: HTML & CSS, WordPress, Drupal, Adobe Dreamweaver
Graphic Design: Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Canva, Lucidchart
Video and Audio Editing: Adobe Premiere, Audacity, Magix Movie, Apple 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