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A recent graduate of the Master of Information program at Rutgers University studying Archives & Preservation, my goal is to make cultural heritage material available to everyone via digitization. This will be useful in giving people access to high-quality images of artworks anywhere via digitization, along with accurate and complete item information. 

Skills
 

Photoshop

Capture One

InDesign

Mac & PC

Time Management

Project Management

Photography

Phase One Certified Professional (Sept 2018 - Present)

Employment
Digital Imaging Technician
Princeton University Library

May 2018 - Present

  • Digitization of cultural heritage material in support of the goals of the Digital Imaging Studio at Firestone Library, Princeton University. (FT/permanent)

  • Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI) of Oracle Bones from Princeton University’s East Asian collection. 

  • Preservation Liaison (Jan 2019 - Present)

Aug 2017 - Nov 2017

​Nov 2016 - Feb 2017

  • Digitization of ​East Asian texts (1500-1800s) using Phase One and Capture One as part of the Library's Digital Studio. (PT/temp)

Luce Photographic Imaging Assistant
The Corning Museum of Glass

​Aug 2015 - Aug 2016

 

Post capture edits of American Cut & Engraved glass, including color correction, silhouette paths, background cleanup, and proofing for print and online production.

As part of a one-year grant from the Luce Foundation.

View a portfolio of work here

Imaging Project Specialist
Davison Art Center | Wesleyan University

Jun - Jul 2015​

 

Post capture edits, metadata, and uploading to DAMS (EmbARK) of rapidly captured images of works on paper.

As part of a 5-week grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

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Internships
Archives Intern
The Museum of Modern Art

Jan 2018 - Apr 2018

Surveying historic materials kept in the curatorial Photography department with the goal of finding material to ingest into the Archive. Data entry and research to aid in the Archive’s linked open data initiative: connecting artists, artworks, nationalities, cultural heritage institutions, and exhibition history based on material found in institutional finding aids. 

Technology utilized: Microsoft Access, Excel, OpenRefine, Social Networks and Archival Context (SNAC)

Conservation Digitization Intern
The Frick Collection / Frick Art Reference Library

May 2017 - Aug 2017

Digitization of archival material with flatbed scanner. Light editing and digital asset management of new scan files.

Exhibitions Assistant Intern
Rutgers University Special Collections & University Archives

Sep 2016 - May 2017

 

Digitization of WWI-era scrapbooks & photo albums using Phase One & Capture One to create high-quality facsimiles and online flip-books. Exhibit research, content development, and label writing.

View a portfolio of work here.

Imaging Intern
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Sep 2014 - May 2015

Social Media (Instagram: @MetImaging), digitization of negatives & prints using Hasselblad copy stand, negative & x-ray scanning, Lightroom & Photoshop edits, organization and filing of images for ingestion into DAMS (MediaBin).

View a portfolio of work here

Recommendation Letter

Archives Intern
Magnum Photos

Jan - Mar 2015

Maintaining digital & analog archives, caption editing for website publication, scanning of negatives, photo researching & filing, daily administrative tasks.

Continuing Education Department Intern
International Center of Photography

Aug - Sep 2014

Registering & advising students, daily administrative tasks, answering public inquiries via phone, e-mail, and in-person.

 
Education
Master of Information | Archives & Preservation
Rutgers University

​Sep 2016 - May 2018

 

  • Beta Phi Mu

  • President | SOURCE - Student Organization for Unique and Rare Collections Everywhere, Rutgers student chapter of the Society of American Archivists​ (Jan 2017- May 2018)

  • Recipient of Outstanding Service to the Masters Program, May 2017 (Press Release) and May 2018

  • Publications

  • Please find a sample of projects and papers completed during Graduate School by following this link. ​

  • Alumni Profile: Preserving the Past Becomes a Promising Professional Future for Master of Information Alumna (link)

Associate in Fine Arts | Studio Arts (Photography)
Sussex County Community College

​Sep 2012 - Jan 2016

 

  • View a portfolio of work here.

  • Graduated with highest honors

  • Phi Theta Kappa

  • Psi Beta

  • President | Fine Arts Student League

Bachelor of Science | Business Administration
Fairleigh Dickinson University

​Sep 2011 - May 2013

 

  • Graduated Magna Cum Laude​

  • Beta Gamma Sigma

  • Vice President | Management Leaders of Tomorrow

Associate of Science | Business Administration
Sussex County Community College

Sep 2009 - Aug 2011

 

  • Graduated with highest honors

  • Phi Theta Kappa NJ All-State Academic Team

  • NJ Collegiate Business Administration Association Honor Society

  • President | Phi Theta Kappa 

  • Secretary | SGA

  • President | Hospitality Club

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