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I am an archivist at the UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive. While earning a master’s degree in Library and Information Science from UCLA’s media archival studies program, I worked for the university’s Music Library, Library Special Collections, and as a UCLA Community Archives Lab/Andrew W. Mellon Foundation intern at Visual Communications, and founded the first student chapter of the Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC). I have served in roles for Los Angeles Public Library, the Autry Museum of the American West, Walt Disney Imagineering Collections, and as a Library of Congress Junior Fellow in the Recorded Sound Section of the National Audio-Visual Conservation Centre. I am also an American Library Association Spectrum Scholar and co-founder of Basement Tapes Day, an annual event that provides the public with access to their home audio recordings.