I’m the Public Digital Scholarship Librarian at the University of Pennsylvania, where I initiate and support digital projects, scholarship, and programs that center community partnerships and public engagement. My work is particularly informed by an interest in the structure, integrity, and ethics of data use in the humanities.

I’m interested in urban history, the Progressive Era, and digital initiatives in history and the humanities among other things, including craft beer, cats, skee ball, hiking, and British crime television.


In 2018, I earned my M.A. in History at Temple University. My thesis research centered on the influence prominent actors of the settlement house movement had upon the development of engaged, community-centered museum practice and public history. I earned my B.A. in History from Goucher College.

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