I am an Assistant Professor and Teaching and Learning librarian at the Lied Library at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Prior to UNLV, I taught at the University of California, Santa Barbara and Auraria Library in Denver, CO. I am originally from Albany, NY.
My research interests lie in critical pedagogy, the affective nature of research, strengths-based approaches to students, and the intersection between civic engagement and information literacy education. It is my deepest hope as an educator to empower students to challenge their assumptions about the world and develop a genuine passion for seeking and gaining knowledge in order to improve their lives and communities.
When I’m not obsessing over library things I read, hike, travel, drink whiskey, and spend time with my dog Nimbus.