Master of Library and Information Science (August 2011)
Kent State University, Columbus, OH
M.A. in Geography
Ohio State University, Columbus, OH (June 2009)
GPA: 3.96/ 4.0
B.A. in Interdisciplinary Social Science: International Studies; Cognate in Anthropology
B.A. in Geography; Specializations in International Development and Environmental Studies
Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI (May 2007)
GPA: 3.93 / 4.0
Member of the American Library Association
Member of the Public Library Association
Member of the Association for Library Service to Children
Member of the Young Adult Library Services Association
Member of the Ohio Library Council
Homework Help Center Coordinator
Hilltop Branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library, 06/11- present
Oversee volunteers and a specialist to run the homework help center, create and program for K-12 students, work with young patrons on their homework needs, and organize programs for the summer reading program. I developed several new programs for the Homework Help Center including an A Meter reward system, a Library Laboratory, and a Read with a Teen program.
Northwest Public Library, 05/11-07/11
Work in the teens’ and childrens’ rooms as a reference librarian, oversee Volunteens, help with the Summer Reading Club, and help with programs as well as daily needs of the librarians.
Northwest Public Library, 02/11-05/11
Assisted patrons at the circulation desk, drive up window, and on the phone in materials checkout, account information, catalog use, and general library questions. I checked in materials, updated reserve holdings, and shelved as needed.
Public Library Volunteer
Northwest Library of the Worthington Library System, 07/10- 08/11
Working in new fiction, new large print, and new DVDs, I pull the older materials, change their status in the catalog, and shelve. I also work in the teen room on displays, new materials, and keeping program materials updated and in the children’s room for story times and updating the story time materials.
The Ohio State University, 09/08-06/09
I assisted university instructors in the preparation and administration of materials in the classroom, including standard office work, updating the course websites, and liaising between students and the professors.
Visiting Student Intern
Central Himalayan Rural Action Group, 02/06-04/06
I worked with adolescent mothers on health and self-esteem issues through interviews and journal keeping, eventually developing a module that was used by the non governmental organization after I left.
Bay County Literacy Council, 05/05-07/05
I worked with children with learning disabilities to help them achieve reading levels that would allow them to pass to the next grade.
Michigan State University, 09/03 – 05/05
I worked closely with professors to aid them in their academic work and research. I spent a great deal of my deal of time with the costume shop in the theater department, aiding in the design, construction, and fitting of costumes as we worked to satisfy the director, actors, and concept designers.
LEADERSHIP AND OTHER EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE
Environment Ohio, 04/10
I directed the canvass office, performed media outreach, and worked on lobbying activities.
Geographic Image Consultant
Resource International, 10/09-12/09
I updated the Delaware County, Ohio’s GIS database with current address images.
Elected Representative to Geography Graduated Student Organization
The Ohio State University, 05/08-05/09
I organized and planned of the geography graduate organization events, including catering and rentals. I also mentored incoming and potential graduate students.
Geographic Information Systems Technician
Institute for Water Research, 10/06-04/07
I used GIS skills to analyze run off pollution in watershed systems.
James E. Cook Scholarship for Young Adult Librarianship, Kent State School of Library and Information Science: 2010-2011
National Geographic Society Young Explorer’s Grant- Perceptions of Climate Change in Huaraz, Peru: 2008
Ohio State’s Office of International Affairs’ Grant- Perception of Climate Change in Huaraz, Peru: 2008
Association of American Geographers, Latin American Specialty Group Master’s Thesis Grant: 2008
University Fellowship; Ohio State University (2007- 2008)
SBS Fellowship; Ohio State University (2007-2009)
Michigan State University Office of Study Abroad Academic Excellence Award (2006)
Freshman Distinguished Scholarship (4.5 year merit based scholarship covering full tuition and fees)
Michigan State University Honors College Student (2003- 2007)
Michigan State University Dean’s List (2003- 2007)
Michigan State University Honors College State Scholarship (2003- 2007)
Software Tools: Arc GIS 9.2, SYSTAT, SPSS, Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop, Word Press
Platforms: All Windows platforms, Mac OS