4261 Helen C. White Hall
Hometowns: Madison WI
Education: MA, Library and Information Studies, UW-Madison MA, Spanish, UW-Madison BA, Comparative Literature and Spanish, Indiana University-Bloomington
Website(s): Profile, Personal
I am an information-technology librarian interested in expanding our capacity to save endangered audio, video, and digital information. Doing this means, above all, meeting communities and individuals where they are with respect to technology savvy!
What is your passion? I care a lot about reducing barriers to information access and saving unique, irreplaceable personal, family, and community history. I am passionate about individual privacy and security online, particularly for those who need it most. I also want to see more women and people of color choosing information-technology careers and feeling valued and valuable when they do.
What advice do you have for undergrads, grads, postdocs seeking careers in STEM fields? Find a sponsor, not just a mentor. Mentors are great, don’t get me wrong — but a sponsor is someone who will go to bat for you, get your name out there, and use their reputation to help build yours.
Are you involved in any outreach programs (campus, state, or national)? I’m involved in the Leadership Certificate, an initiative of the campus Center for Leadership and Involvement.
What do you like to do when you’re away from work? I like to travel local bike trails on my custom touring bike “Jacaranda.”