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 have completed all the requirements for a Master of Science in Information Science at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville in the School of Information Science and will receive my diploma in August. Although my Graduate Research Assistantship in UTK’s Special Collections ended on June 30, I am continuing to work as a student assistant until August. I am presently searching for a full-time library position. My interests include academic libraries, music libraries, metadata, archival processes, linked data, data visualization, digital humanities, digital libraries, and teaching information literacy to undergraduates.