Academic History


Syracuse University

M.S. in Library & Information Science – May 2015
     Exploring innovative methods for expanding access to information.
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IST 600 – Grant Writing: Identified sources for grant funding, prepared a budget, and wrote a grant proposal

IST 613 – Planning, Marketing, & Assessing Library Services: Gained practical experience in organizing an Oral History program for a local library.

IST 616 – Information Resources: Organization & Access: Developed a fundamental understanding of cataloging and metadata schemas.

IST 618 – Information Policy: Explored contemporary issues in the information field.

IST 681 – Metadata: Examined and implemented metadata standards, and developed application profiles to describe resource collections.

C.A.S. in Cultural Heritage Preservation – May 2015
     Applying archival methods to preserve our material history.
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IST 624 – Preservation of Library & Archival Collections: Developed experience in archival preservation techniques through hands-on lab work.

IST 624 – Management & Organization of Archival Collections: Wrote a finding aid for a collection housed at SU’s Special Collections Research Center and encoded it in EAD.

IST 632 – Management & Organization of Special Collections: Studied history of publishing and bibliography as it relates to libraries’ special collections.

MUS 500 – Making History: Museums, Memory, and the Challenge of Interpreting the Past: Explored strategies for developing exhibits that balance critical historical analysis with popular accessibility.

MUS 506 – Introduction to Curatorship: Developed strategies for presenting and explaining objects through exhibitions.


Copyright & Digitization Intern @ Coulter Library (Onondaga Community College) – Winter 2015
Archiivist Intern @ Belfer Audio Archive (Syracuse University Library) – Summer 2014

University of Rochester

M.A. in American History – May 2011

  • Concentration: Twentieth-Century American Culture
  • Thesis Title: “Searching for the Real American Folk: Alan Lomax and the Discourse of Authenticity”

B.A. in History and Political Science – May 2009

  • History Honors Thesis Title: “The Records of Sun and Sub Pop: Developing an Independent Consciousness in Popular Music”
    • Winner of Wilson Coates Senior Honors Essay in History award for best undergraduate thesis
  • Awarded entry into Take Five–a tuition-free fifth year to pursue a self-designed multidisciplinary program of study
    •  Project Title: “Cultural and Scientific Attitudes Toward Sustainability and Growth”

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