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 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 presently searching for a full-time library position. 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.