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Education

MA, Information Resources and Library Science / Archives
Knowledge River Scholar, Latino and Native American Information Resources
University of Arizona

BA, English Literature
Areas of Focus: Africana Studies & Anthropology
University of Arizona

Certified Archivist
Academy of Certified Archivists

Supplemental Coursework and Certification

-Emergency and Disaster Response Planning, Arizona State Library
-Risk Evaluation: Disaster Planning, Heritage Preservation
-Outreach Activities for Collections Care, Heritage Preservation
-Caring for Photographic Materials, Heritage Preservation
-GPS Basics / Mapping Concepts, AZ Site Steward Program
-Managing Archaeological Collections, US Department of the Interior
-Archaeology for Interpreters, US Department of the Interior
-Certificate, Program Development Institute, YMCA of the USA
-Engaging Newcomers Workshop, YMCA of the USA

Grants

$34,000 operations support grant annually 2013, 2014, 2015; $18,500 Education Program Grant 2015; $15,000 exhibit and programming enhancement grant 2014; $700 and $1,000 photo preservation grants 2013; $10,000 scholarship and operations grant 2012; $5,000 program support grants annually 2009-2012; $5,000 corporate program support grant annually 2008 and 2009; $1,500 program grant 2008-2009 school year

Professional Experience 

Archivist & Project Coordinator, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, 2016 – present
Archives & Artifacts: Accession and manage collections; process collections and create finding aids; train and supervise students; prioritize and coordinate preservation, processing, and collections management projects.

Director, The Museum of Casa Grande, 2013-2016
Exhibits & Programs: Develop and install gallery and community based exhibits. Partner with community organizations and volunteers to provide engaging history and humanities programming. Grant Writing & Project Management: Research, write, and manage project based preservation and operations grants. Planning & Operations: Drafting archives and museum collections management plan to include long term preservation, short term milestones, and acquisition guidelines. Managing historic properties, gallery, facility, and museum grounds. Archives & Artifacts: Accession and process collections; train and supervise collections volunteers and interns; prioritize and coordinate preservation and processing projects. Volunteers & Interns: Recruit, supervise and work with docents and operations volunteers. Developed and implemented experiential learning internship program. Marketing & Membership: Planned and executed organizational rebranding. Design and distribute marketing collateral, publications, and press releases. Work with membership committee to recruit, renew, and retain members.  

Collections Management Assistant, Amerind Foundation Museum

Archives/Museum Technician, Redwood National and State Parks

Museum Volunteer, Clarke Historical Museum

Archives Assistant, Labriola American Indian Data Center, ASU

Museum Volunteer, Pima Air and Space Museum

Campaign and Membership Coordinator, YMCA of Southern Arizona 

Program Outreach Director, YMCA of Southern Arizona

Facilitator and Trainer, YMCA of Southern Arizona

Writing & Presentations
Projects
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