I was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA. I always loved to read, especially historical fiction, which led me to American University and a B.A. in History. After graduating in 2004 from AU, I tried my hand at several jobs, everything from real estate development, coffee importing and roasting, and even a brief stint as a flight attendant for Sky West airlines but nothing felt right. It wasn’t until I entered the Catholic University of America’s School of Library and Information Sciences that I felt at home within libraries and realized that my future would be with books. I completed my Masters of Library and Information Science at CUA in 2009 and I immediately began working for The Johns Hopkins University’s D.C. Regional Libraries as a distance education librarian.
In addition to working as a librarian, I am also actively committed to increasing diversity within both the library profession and within library collections. Through speaking engagements; collection development or analysis; or committee membership, I am consistently seeking opportunities to collaborate and promote diversity and inclusion of all underrepresented groups.
When I am not working or reading, I enjoy family time with my husband, two young daughters, and two tiny dogs (who apparently think that they are much mightier than their 10 pounds imply).