After many years away from academia, I began pursuit of my undergraduate degree in 2008, while I worked full-time as an administrative assistant at Maryville College in Maryville, Tennessee. In Spring 2013, I graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Music and a minor in Business and Organizational Management. In the fall of 2013, I left my job and entered the musicology program for a Master of Music at The University of Tennessee. I completed my degree in Summer 2016. My musicology research interests include music and cultural relations in fin-de-siècle Austria and Germany, Viennese popular forms, Hollywood film music of the 1930s, early twentieth-century instrumental music, late nineteenth-century American and European music, jazz, and issues of identity and social uses of music.
I am currently a graduate student at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville in the School of Information Science. I will graduate with a Master of Science in Information Science in the summer of 2017. I presently hold a Graduate Research Assistantship in UTK’s Special Collections and work as a student assistant for a UTK faculty member. I also work as an adjunct Research and Instruction Librarian at Maryville College. My interests include academic libraries, music libraries, metadata, archival processes, linked data, data visualization, digital humanities, digital libraries, and teaching information literacy to undergraduates.