I consider myself an interdisciplinary learner. While I have degrees in Women and Gender Studies and Librarian Science, my most profound learning has happened through community engagement: protests and community marches, book groups, and individual interactions. A primary reason that I became a librarian was to continue exploring and learning within a range of fields and interests. I am excited by inquiry, and witnessing the research process develop for others is incredibly gratifying. I know that learning is not solely about research and studying, it's also about relationships and civic engagement. At the core of my work in higher education is learning to identify and break down structural inequities.
My professional passions are always close to home: transgender services in libraries, critical digital pedagogy, community-building online, and addressing institutionalized white supremacy.
I am white, queer, and identify as gender non-binary. Outside of work, I enjoy reading speculative fiction, hiking, and making puppets.