Curator, Immigration History Research Center Archives and Head, Migration and Social Services Collections

Libraries Research & Learning - ASC, Immigration History Research Center Archives; 311 Andersen Library

As head of the Migration and Social Services Collections within Archives and Special Collections, I work with four archives (the Immigration History Research Center Archives, the Kautz Family YMCA Archives, the Social Welfare History Archives, and the Upper Midwest Jewish Archives) with collaborative staff and projects, and our complementary collections. As Curator of the Immigration History Research Center Archives, I work primarily with donor relations and fundraising, with collection development, and in instruction and other forms of outreach such as public events, digital and publishing projects, and exhibit curation.


Master of Library and Information Science, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Master of Arts in History, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Awards & Grants

Archives Leadership Institute

Society of American Archivists’ Philip M. Hamer and Elizabeth Hamer Kegan Award for the March on Milwaukee Civil Rights History Project (team member)

American Association for State and Local History Leadership in History Award, for the exhibit "People on the Move: 50 Years of Documenting and Researching Migration Experiences at the Immigration History Research Center & Archives" (Co-Curator)

Service to Professional Organizations

Chair, Society of American Archivists College & University Archives Section, 2018-2019
Chair, Society of American Archivists Hamer Kegan Award, 2017-2018

Selected Presentations & Publications

"Maximizing Assets and Access through Digital Publishing: Opportunities and Implications for Special Collections," in New Top Technologies that Every Librarian Needs to Know, ed. Kenneth J. Varnum (Chicago: ALA Neal-Schuman, 2019), pp. 167-178. Co-authored with Marguerite Ragnow.

"Cultural Competency: A Framework for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in the Archival Profession in the United States." The American Archivist: Fall/Winter 2018, Vol. 81, No. 2, pp. 460-482.

“Creating Videos for Reference and Instruction.” Archival Practice 1, No. 2 (2014)