I am a second-year CLIR/DLF Postdoctoral Fellow in Software Curation at the MIT Libraries.  In this role, I am leading an investigation to broadly inform the Libraries about immediate and long-term implications of collecting and curating software and of providing software curation services to our community.

I received my PhD in Information Science in 2016 from the School of Information & Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.   While at UNC-SILS, I conducted Mellon-funded applied research for BitCurator, an open-source digital forensics software environments for archivists.  My dissertation explores the experiences of historians using digitized archival photographs in constructing historical evidence.  My work has been published in journals such as The American Archivist, The International Journal of Digital Curation, and D-Lib.  Since 2008, I have presented and organized workshops at a number of conferences, including:  Society of American Archivists (SAA),  Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T), International Conference on Preservation of Digital Objects (iPRES), International Digital Curation Conference (IDCC),  Open Repositories (OR), and Digital Humanities (DH).

My research interests center on digital curation, digital preservation, scholarly information behavior, and generative design.  I study the information experiences of scholars in digital environments (a) to understand evolving interpretative practices with complex digital objects; (b) to characterize meaningful access, use, and preservation scenarios.  I use this research context to explore potential design and evaluation approaches for constructing capable knowledge infrastructures.