A year after I graduated Meredith College I had the opportunity to move to New York City and continue my work in the nonprofit sector. When I decided I wanted a career that lined up more with my love for the arts, I saw that all of my dream jobs required a Master’s degree in Information and Library Science. I went back to school and earned my library degree from Pratt Institute with a certificate in archiving. While earning my degree I worked in the archives departments of the International Center for Photography and the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and I thought my new career would be in archiving. However, when I started doing library reference and instruction work at the Fashion Institute of Technology, I finally knew this was the career path I was meant to travel. I love getting to interact with students while helping them in their search for knowledge and teaching them critical thinking and research skills.
After returning to my home state of North Carolina to be closer to my family, I continued my library career at the Art Institute of Raleigh-Durham, but always hoped to return to my alma mater. I have truly come full circle as I was student worker in the library and now have a Cam-Card again. I look forward to engaging with new generations of Meredith students and to be a part of the campus community.
When not on campus you can find me out and about taking in art on First Fridays in Raleigh and Third Fridays in Durham, enjoying the triangle restaurant scene, and catching movies. I’m also an avid reader and love spending an afternoon with a great book.