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.

I am an adjunct instructor with the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee's iSchool (School of Information Studies). Most recently, I've taught three study abroad courses to the United Kingdom. This is an intensive, comparative study course, and has been offered in conjunction with UWM's Center for International Education. 



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, "People on the Move: 50 Years of Documenting and Researching Migration Experiences at the Immigration History Research Center & Archives" (Co-Curator)

Selected Presentations & Publications

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