M.L.I.Sc. Candidate Fall 2016 - University of Hawai'i, Library and Information Science Program
B.A. 2011 - Wellesley College, Major: English, Minor: Music
A.A. 2003 - Weber State University, General Studies

Exploring Personal Connections in a Digital Reading Environment
The purpose of my research is to explore how readers express connections with their texts in print and digital environments. I focus on two main objectives: 1) to search for examples of connection manifested in participant responses, and 2) to discover whether tangible, corporeal aspects such as touch still play a role in a digital reading environment.

University of Hawai'i, Honolulu, HI
Desktop Network Services Intern
Aug-Dec 2016

Music Library Intern
Jan-May 2016
Contract Coordinator - Office of Research Services
May 2012 - present
Teaching Experience:
Private Tutor, Honolulu, HI
Jan-Apr 2012
One-on-one instruction in English and Mathematics

Private Piano Teacher, Arlington, MA
Apr 2006 - Jun 2011
One-on-one instruction using various teaching methods designed to fit specific learning abilities; students ranged in age from kindergarten to adulthood and performed in semi-annual group recitals

Ralph Shaw Memorial Scholarship, 2015
Osher Re-entry Scholar, 2008-2009

HLA/HASL Joint Conference Student Poster Session, Dec 2015
Poster title: Exploring Personal Connections in a Digital Reading Environment
A pdf of the poster has been published on the University of Hawai'i's open-access digital repository, ScholarSpace.

Professional Development
App Workshop put on by ASIS&T student chapter, Oct 2014
-learned to create apps using MIT App Inventor

Professional Activities and Organizations
SLA/SLA student chapter - Member since 2014
ALA student chapter - Member since 2014
Hui Dui - UH LIS student organization, member since 2014

SLA student chapter
Secretary - Fall 2014 - Spring 2015
Webmaster - Fall 2015 - Spring 2016
Vice-President - Spring - Fall 2016

Highlights include: organizing of various fundraisers, brown bag lectures, special library tours, social events for our students, helping with the state chapter's Community Library Day event, keeping chapter records and disseminating information through both email and the organization's website.

Hui Dui - UH LIS Student Organization
Secretary - Fall 2015
Co-President - Spring 2016
Vice-President - Fall 2016
Highlights include: collaborating with faculty to organize new student orientation, student and program social events, the semi-annual graduate student dinner, and a variety of service projects (shelf-reading, book drives, etc.).

Conferences Attended
HLA/HASL Joint Conference, Honolulu, HI, Dec 2015
Building Community: Opportunities, Challenges, and Innovations

Professional Skills