Writing and Editing

Select Publications

Exploring History Through Chicago’s Earliest Cemeteries

August 2020

Chicago Public Library Blog


September 2019

Chicago Public Library Blog

Reflections of UI’s Furry and Feathery Mascots

September 2018

University of Iowa Special Collections and University Archives Blog

Diaries in Archives: Ethical Implications

May 2018

Iowa Research Online- Thesis Poster Project (Passed with Distinction)

In Defense of Museums

October 2017

Hack Library School

First Generation College Students and the Job Search with an MLIS

September 2017

Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Blog

The Evolution of Card Catalogs

August 2017

Library History Roundtable: American Library Association (ALA)

Off the Tracks: The Benefit of Being Unspecialized in Your LIS Education

June 2017

Hack Library School

Professional Experience

Technical Manager

Project on Rhetoric of Inquiry (POROI), Iowa City, IA.     

August 2017- May 2018

As the technical manager of the POROI online journal, I worked to edit and inclusively format the articles prior to publication, and acted as a liaison between the editor, the authors, and the readers. I worked with editing the HTML of previous issues, managed the journal’s Twitter account, and maintained the listerv using MailChimp. I also created the Graduate Student Handbook for future technical editors and wrote a grant proposal to redesign our website.

Contributing Writer

Hack Library School

January 2017- May 2018

On Hack Library School, I wrote monthly articles and contributed to weekly blog posts about my professional and personal experiences as a graduate student, in order to help other students navigate their own programs. I also edited and gave feedback on other articles written for the blog. My articles focus on a range of topics, from tips on choosing classes, to mental health, to the benefits of interdisciplinary studies. Find my articles here.

Editorial Assistant

The Iowa Review, Iowa City, IA.     

September 2014- January 2017

I analyzed 10+ short stories per week to find the best fit for our journal. I attended weekly meetings to discuss strengths and weaknesses of each promising submission.

Copy Editor

Rescue Press, Iowa City, IA.

January 2015- June 2015

I edited poetry and fiction books prior to publication.

Drama Editor

earthwords, Iowa City, IA.

September 2013- December 2014

I read and selected plays, attended weekly staff meetings, and planned literary readings at venues such as Prairie Lights Bookstore. I conceived of and executed the first Staged Reading Series to showcase the literary merit of short plays in University of Iowa’s undergraduate Theater Department.