full cv


PhD, Information Culture and Data Stewardship, 2014 – present
School of Computing and Information, University of Pittsburgh

MLIS, Archives and Information Science, 2013 – 2014
School of Information, University of Pittsburgh

BA, Studio Art, 2005-2009
Carleton College

selected grants, awards, and fellowships


Margaret Mary Corbett Memorial Award, best LIS dissertation proposal, School of Computing and Information, University of Pittsburgh

Pitt Interdisciplinary Humanities Grant, Humanities Center, University of Pittsburgh
Botany Hall: Dioramas in Context, with Colleen O’Reilly

Student Travel Award, School of Computing and Information, University of Pittsburgh
2017 Conference of the California Visual Resources Association at the University of California, Berkeley

Research and Development Grant, Division of Preservation and Access, National Endowment for the Humanities
Sustaining MedArt: The Impact of Socio-Technical Factors on Digital Preservation Strategies, with Dr. Alison Langmead

Catherine Ofiesh Orner Award, School of Information Sciences, University of Pittsburgh
iConference 2015, Orange County, California

HASTAC Scholars Program & Fellowship
HASTAC Scholar Profile and Blog

selected presentations and publications

Botany Hall: Dioramas in Context Online Exhibition Opening and Panel, with Colleen O’Reilly
Hall of Botany, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

“Botany Hall: Re-contextualizing Historical Dioramas from the Carnegie Museum of Natural History (CMNH),” with Colleen O’Reilly
Museum Computer Network Conference 2017, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

“A Socio-Technical Digital Preservation Roadmap,” with Dr. Alison Langmead
Persevering to Preserve, DLF Forum & NDSA’s Digital Preservation Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

“Carnegie Museum of Natural History’s Botany Hall: Visualizing Relationships with Nature,” with Colleen O’Reilly
Exhibiting the Anthropocene I: Visitor Experiences and Global Change II, 2017 ICOM NATHIST Conference: The Anthropocene, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

“Maintaining MedArt: Does Usability Correspond to Sustainability?”
California Visual Resources Association 2017 Conference, University of California, Berkeley

“Do We Only Preserve What We Enjoy? Sustaining Images of Medieval Art & Architecture,” with Dr. Alison Langmead
Material Collective, International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo

Consuming Nature: Landscapes through the lens of the Anthropocene” workshop participant, supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, University of Pittsburgh Web Annotation Workshop, with Chelsea Gunn
Digital Scholarship Services, Hillman Library, University of Pittsburgh

“Decomposing Bodies to Data (after)Lives: Expanding Modes of Academic Research,” a colloquium with Dr. Alison Langmead and Chelsea Gunn
Department of the History of Art & Architecture, University of Pittsburgh

Mobile Media Storytelling in the Cultural Heritage Sector,” with Chelsea Gunn
Keystone Digital Humanities Conference, University of Pittsburgh

Sustaining Med-Art: Assessing the Persistence and Longevity of a Pioneering Digital Humanities Project, with Dr. Alison Langmead
iConference 2015 Proceedings

Visual Media Workshop Team,” a colloquium with Dr. Josh Ellenbogen, Alexandra Oliver, and Dr. Alison Langmead
Department of History of Art and Architecture, University of Pittsburgh

Learning in Public: Experiments in Curricular Exhibitions
Visualizing the Liberal Arts Conference, Carleton College

Cultivating a Curatorial Culture through the College Library, co-authored with Laurel Bradley, Margaret Pezalla-Granlund, and Heather Tompkins
A Handbook for Academic Museums: Exhibitions and Education, edited by Stefanie S Jandl and Mark S. Gold, MuseumsEtc

selected exhibitions

Curatorial Associate, “Data (after)Lives: The Persistence of Encoded Identity
University Art Gallery, University of Pittsburgh, September 8-October 14, 2016

Research and Technical Assistant, “Photographing the Social Body: Malian Portraiture from the Studio to the Street,”
Perlman Teaching Museum, Carleton College, March 30-May 18, 2012

selected professional experiences

Program Associate, Visualizing the Liberal Arts Initiative
Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota 

selected teaching experiences

Instructor, Digital Humanities
University of Pittsburgh, Summer 2017

Teaching Assistant, Field Experience in Archives
University of Pittsburgh, Summer 2016