Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION


University of California, Los Angeles - Master’s of Library & Information Science, Specialization in Media Archival Studies (Expected June 2019)


University of Southern California - Bachelor of Arts, Communication

 

EXPERIENCE

UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive, Archivist​

Los Angeles, California – June 2020-Present

  • Design and implement digitization and preservation projects. Plan, construct, and maintain online finding aids. Work with collectors of field recordings in processing deposits, digitizing recordings, and making their collections accessible.

  • Research and identify potential grants and other funding sources for the Archive. Write, assemble, and submit grant applications. Monitor grants that have been awarded to the Archive. Proactively solicit the deposit of new collections into the Archive and acquire permissions, contracts, deeds of gift, and information from collectors about the cultural, historical, and technical nature of collections. 

  • Provide advice and expertise to students and patrons in the archival aspects of research practice and public ethnomusicology. Collaborate with Ethnomusicology Department faculty in the preparation and realization of a course in audiovisual archiving, administered to undergraduate and graduate students in ethnomusicology and other fields. Collaborate with Archive colleagues and faculty to support faculty and student research, work with faculty to integrate the collections into their curricula, and offer key instruction and support for teaching with the collections. 

  • Meet with users, analyze questions, suggest search strategies, and evaluate resources from the collections. Respond to reference inquiries by phone and written communication and assist students, faculty, visiting researchers, and the public in the use of Archive collections. Offer information literacy sessions for undergraduate and graduate students.

  • Conceptualize and participate in unique outreach initiatives. Work with users, collectors, and community members in repatriating copies of unique recordings to pertinent individuals. Develop partnerships with university and community individuals and groups in order to collaborate on acquiring, preserving, and making accessible collections related to the multiplicity of musical cultures found throughout Los Angeles. Work collaboratively with colleagues in the Archive and within the Department of Ethnomusicology to develop lectures, panel discussions, symposia, and other programming featuring existing collections.


Walt Disney Imagineering, Asset Specialist Intern

Glendale, California – June 2019-April 2020

  • Organized, inventoried, and processed artwork, images, documents, and other elements pertaining to the creation of global theme park rides and attractions.

  • Uploaded photographic and moving image media and related metadata into two digital asset management systems.

  • Provided best practice options for the storage and preservation of assets.

UCLA Department of Ethnomusicology, Lecturer

Los Angeles, California – January 2020-April 2020

  • Responsible for co-teaching the Audiovisual Archiving in the 21st Century undergraduate- and graduate-level course with the UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive Librarian.

  • Design a curriculum that examines the history, present state, and future of audiovisual archives with specific focus on ethics, copyright, contracts, fieldwork, preservation, access, as well as issues related to technology, space, budgets, and staffing.

 

The Autry Museum of the American West, CLIR Recordings at Risk Intern

Burbank, California - October 2018-April 2020

  • Create new and enhanced catalog records in Mimsy XG for the sound and moving image collections identified in the Digitizing a Century of Native Voice and Song project.

  • Compose and enter item-level finding aids for the audiovisual collections in ArchivesSpace for posting to the Online Archive of California.

  • Stabilize and rehouse collection items in archival enclosures.

  • Track, retrieve, and return collection items to/from preservation reformatting vendor.

  • Work closely with the Autry’s Repatriation and Community Research Manager to prepare notices for affiliated tribal groups.

 

Los Angeles Public Library, Administrative Clerk

Los Angeles, California - February 2017-April 2020

  • Charge library holdings in and out.

  • Collect fines and assist patrons at the circulation desk.

  • Maintain and process collection materials (books, CDs, DVDs, and periodicals).


Visual Communications, UCLA Community Archives Lab/Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Community Archives Intern

Los Angeles, California - October 2018-June 2019

  • Digitize photographic images.

  • Conduct full inventory of film negative and transparency collection.

  • Develop filing and retrieval system for 35mm color slide images.

  • Supervise undergraduate interns.

  • Curate and design a two-month long photo exhibit using archival images in a Little Tokyo gallery space. Present on the digitization and curatorial process and conduct a live interview with one of the contributing photographers.

UCLA Music Library, Graduate Student Assistant

Los Angeles, California - October 2017-June 2019

  • Aid students with inquiries and research at the reference desk.

  • Process new materials (CDs, scores, and books) into collection.

  • Prepare and process (edit MARC 21 records) the LP collection for offsite storage.

  • Assist Inquiry & Research Librarian and Technical Services Librarian with projects and exhibits.

John Levin Cylinder Collection, Fieldwork Intern

Los Angeles, California – January 2019-April 2019

  • Took inventory of brown wax cylinder collection.

  • Researched existing library, museum, and archive CMS and metadata fields captured in catalog records.

  • Constructed a database in FileMaker Pro for the Levin Cylinder Collection catalog records.

  • Entered the catalog records for 579 of the brown wax cylinders.


Library of Congress National Audio-Visual Conservation Center, Junior Fellows Summer Intern

Culpeper, Virginia - May 2018-August 2018

  • Performed the archival processing (sorted, researched, described, assessed physical condition, and rehoused) of lacquer disc master recordings from the Universal Music Group collection.

  • Created, curated, and presented a Display Day final project on the “Life of a Lacquer Disc” to Library staff, members of Congress, and the public.

UCLA Library Special Collections, Graduate Student Assistant

Los Angeles, California - March 2018-May 2018

  • Sorted and rehoused books and periodicals in the Eiko Ishioka collection.

  • Assisted processing archivist with maintaining audiovisual inventory database.

Living Out Loud – Los Angeles, Senior Staff Editor

Los Angeles, California - June 2013-January 2018

  • Copyedited all online content.

  • Oversaw staff of writers, photographers and interns (assigned articles, coordinated interviews)

Campus Circle Newspaper, Editor-in-Chief

Los Angeles, California - August 2004-January 2012

  • Copyedited and designed cover and layout of weekly newspaper.

  • Oversaw staff of writers, photographers and interns (assigned articles, coordinated interviews).

AWARDS & LEADERSHIP

  • 2018-Present: ARSC Newsletter Editor, ARSC Conference Mentoring Program Co-Chair

  • 2019 Music Library Association (MLA) Kevin Freeman Travel Grant

  • 2018 American Library Association Spectrum Scholarship

  • 2018 Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC) Conference Travel Grant

  • 2018-2019: Membership Officer, MLA’s Music Library Students and Emerging Professionals Group

  • 2018 Conference Committee, AES International Conference on Audio Archiving, Preservation & Restoration

  • 2017-2019: Founder and Chair, the Student Chapter of ARSC at UCLA

LIBRARY & ARCHIVAL SKILLS


CMS: Mimsy XG, CONTENTdm, ArchivesSpace
Library Systems and Cataloging Tools: Voyager, CARL-X, OCLC Connexion
Metadata Structure and Content Standards: EAD, DACS, MARC, PBCore
Thesauri and Controlled Vocabularies: AAT, LCNAF, LCSH, ULAN

RELEVANT SKILLS

Protégé, Zotero, Airtable, FileMaker Pro, Microsoft Office Suite, advanced proficiency with Adobe Photoshop and InDesign, OSX and Windows operating systems, graphic design, grant writing, and exhibit curation, preparation, and installation