Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

University of California, Davis, Professional Certificate in Data Visualization, 2016
CUNY Queens College, ALA-accredited Masters of Library and Information Science 2012-2013
George Washington University, Bachelors of Fine Arts and Art History 2004-2008

WORK EXPERIENCE

ADM Design Consultant
(Self-Employed)
2016-Present

  • Documenting the Now responds to the public’s use of social media to chronicle historically significant events and the demands of scholars, students, activists, and archivists to collect and preserve this content in safe and ethical ways. As the User Experience Designer for the project I consider archival practice and imperative in balance with the software development life cycle while working to design an ethically oriented social media archiving application. Work includes conducting interviews and surveys, creating wireframes and design prototypes for team review, and investigating the ethics of presenting social media data in data visualizations.
  • The Seamen’s Church Institute’s mission is to provide care, education, and legal advocacy for mariners worldwide. Their vision includes creating accessible archives of maritime life in the 20th century. As the Digital Archivist for grant-funded projects, I design websites, digital exhibits, and data visualizations for archival collections. Additionally, I present new tools and UX methods to a consortium of maritime archive institutions.

University of California, Riverside Library
Web Developer and User Experience (UX) Designer
Sep 2014-Nov 2016

  • Served as project manager for all digital presences including the migration of library.ucr.edu from a homegrown CMS into Drupal, developing multi-instance WordPress blogs for targeted communications, implementing Confluence Wiki for organizational documentation, and developing digital exhibits
  • Conducted usability studies on 43 internal and external websites and applications, taking feedback into the iterative design process for continually enhanced services
  • Communicated with staff and campus through town hall-style meetings, presentations, infographics, and reports written as Chair of the Web Development Management Committee and DAMS Task Force member
  • Created workflows in Microsoft Visio; timelines, task assignments and agile iterative design schedules in Atlassian JIRA; designed wireframes, and sitemaps in Omnigraffle; created graphics in Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Collected user stories and requirements as part of a software re-engineering process to move from outdated technologies to a combination of enterprise, open source, cloud-based, and locally developed solutions
  • Researched, implemented, and extended plugins and modules in HTML5, CSS3, PHP, and Javascript for Drupal, WordPress, and Omeka sites in collaboration with software developers
  • Planned and taught technology workshops to students and staff, including creating lesson plans, SLOs, and conducting assessments of programs

City University of New York, Queens College Rosenthal Library – Special Collections
Archivist – Civil Rights and Institutional Collections
Oct 2012-Aug 2014

  • Normalized item metadata in Dublin Core, created EAD finding aids program and converted 33 finding aids, and developed systematic digitization and digital preservation program
  • Created and customized (HTML, CSS3, PHP, and JavaScript) open source Omeka, WordPress, and Ushahidi sites exploring the evolution of civil rights struggles
  • Processed institutional collections including the 100 linear foot Congressman Benjamin Rosenthal Collection
  • Trained and managed fellows, work-study students, and interns processing and digitizing collections
  • Worked with living donors to expand value of archival collections and encourage “living history” readings through workshops, events, and talks for the local communities
  • Collaborated with faculty across departments for curriculum inclusion and class instruction, including lecturing in undergraduate courses and conducting practicum sessions for graduate students
  • Curated “Civil Rights at Queens College: 50 Years Forward” exhibit and related Archives Week event
  • Conducted outreach through newsletters, press releases, social media, exhibits, and professional articles
  • Expanded collections through acquisitions involving donor relations, preservation assessments, legal documentation, and accessioning, notably the Warren Phillips Collection, former Wall Street Journal CEO

Infobase Learning – Facts on File E-Publishing Division
Assistant Digital Content Manager (Part-Time)
Jun 2012-Sep 2013

  • Converted print reference materials into e-books and database entries and conducted quality control on results
  • Researched international news daily; analyzed articles for inclusion in subject database timelines
  • Authored biographies of politicians, writers, scientists, and historical figures using primary source material
  • Researched images for digital publication, found usage rights, and indexed with controlled vocabularies

Various Clients
Web, Content, and Graphic Designer
2009-2012

  • Queens College Occupy Archive (Metro Grant), Manager and Web Developer 2012
  • Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation, Communications Designer 2011
  • Center for International Private Enterprise, Web Designer 2010
  • Hasbro, Inc. Toy Company, Graphic Designer 2009

 

LANGUAGES AND SKILLS

 

Intermediate French, basic Italian; Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, ExperienceDesign, Dreamweaver; Tableau, Omnigraffle, InVision, Microsoft Office Suite, FileMaker Pro, Millennium, The Museum System (TMS), Archivists Toolkit, ArchiveSpace, Audacity, Atlassian Jira and Confluence Wiki, Omeka, Drupal, Ushahidi, WordPress; Github, HTML5, CSS3, PHP, JavaScript, MySQL, XML; Dublin Core, DACS, EAD