I received my Masters of Library Science from the School of Information Science and Policy at the State University of New York at Albany in May 2003.

I began work on my PhD in Information and Library Science at the School of Information and Library Science at UNC-Chapel Hill in August of 2003. My academic advisor is Dr. Deborah Barreau. Dr. Stephanie Haas is my co-advisor.

Research Interests:

  • personal information management
  • the organization of information (by individuals, groups, and institutions)
  • methodology and methods
  • foundations of LIS
  • LIS education

Other lives:


I received a BA in Commercial Art (ie. Graphic Design) from Brenau University in 1996. I worked in a variety of design and production graphics jobs, and then did freelance t-shirt and web design before deciding that I wanted to go to graduate school to study information.


To recharge and remain well-rounded, I enjoy:

  • making art and writing
  • preparing and enjoying good food and drink
  • spoiling my cats: Beli and Cuchulain
  • traveling
  • reading
  • seeing my favorite bands in concert
  • going out dancing