I am an assistant professor in the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. My research specialization resides at the intersection of innovation, critical maker culture, and the development of equitable and inclusive collaborative learning spaces (e.g. makerspaces) in academic libraries. My work has appeared in portal: Libraries and the Academy, Hybrid Pedagogy, and Computers and Composition Online. I co-founded the University of Arizona’s first publicly accessible and interdisciplinary makerspace – iSpace – and strategically facilitated its growth from a 400-square-foot room in the Science-Engineering Library to a 5,000-square-foot facility soon to be housed in the University’s Main Library.
I'm also a serial maker! I enjoy embedding circuits into things, additive and subtractive fabrication, dabbling with AI, digital world making, and more. I'm deeply passionate about creating experiences like this and this. I am also the founder of the Women Techmakers Tucson Hackathon, the Southwest’s first women’s-only hackathon.