I am the Social Sciences Librarian at Vassar College. I support the Africana Studies Program, and the Anthropology, Economics, Political Science, and Sociology departments directly as a liaison librarian. I work with students with students, faculty in the arts, humanities, and social sciences providing reference and research support. I am also the head of government documents and the data librarian for multidisciplinary research.
I received my Master of Science in Information and Library Science (M.S.I.L.S.) from the Pratt Institute in 2014. There, my concentration was special collections librarianship and archives. I also studied digital humanities with a focus on cultural informatics.
I am interested in cultural heritage and material culture. Because of my work as a food writer and an independent foodways expert, I am particularly interested working with foodways and food history. Other important interests and areas of expertise include African American and African Diaspora history, culture, and heritage, and the histories of colonialism and enslavement.