Hello! I am a map librarian at Branner Earth Sciences Library & Map Collections where I manage and provide reference support for our circulating collection of approximately 300,000 paper maps. I develop, oversee, and contribute to strategies for original and copy cataloging and digitization of newly acquired and backlogged cartographic and geospatial materials. I am keen to create an interactive environment that engages and inspires our patrons while fulfilling their research needs and center my collection development and space planning decisions on this goal.

I give a monthly hands-on workshop on how to create Esri StoryMaps; the current model walks participants through how to utilize historical maps, images, and GIS data to create digital maps using ArcGIS Online which are then served through a multi-template StoryMap. I am most fulfilled when creatively thriving alongside our community and find that this platform is an intuitive way to digitally tell any story regardless of the discipline. Along with Julie Sweetkind-Singer and David Medeiros, our StoryMap titled Pancakes & Silver was awarded Esri's 2019 StoryMap of the Year. So come, let's get creative!

Education & Certifications

  • BS, Arizona State University, Graphic Information Technology (2021)
  • MS, Syracuse University, Library & Information Science (2018)
  • BA, Arizona State University, Art History (2017)
  • Diploma, Defense Language Institute, Persian-Farsi (2010)