I grew up in Vermont – but after I joined the military to ski the Alps and acquire technical training, I never quite made it back (though not for lack of trying – life had other plans). Over the years, I considered returning to school in order to become a librarian. Finally, 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. During this time, I discovered my passion for history, especially music. 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, en route to my SIS degree. I completed my musicology 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 completed a Master of Science in Information Science at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville in the School of Information Science in August 2017. I am currently the Fine Arts Librarian at the College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University in Minnesota. My interests include academic libraries, music libraries, metadata, e-resources, archival processes, linked data, data visualization, digital humanities, digital libraries, and teaching information literacy to undergraduates.