Sep 2008 - Dec 2010

Master of Library and Information Science

San Jose State University

My focus was on public librarianship with interests in archival wotj (both digital and analog), library management, and outreach. Coursework highlights include: Information Retrieval, History of Books and Libraries, Information Organizations and Management, Archives and Records Management, Cataloging and Classification, Reference Services, Records Management, Library Management, Programming and Services for Children, Research Methods.

Jan 2005 - May 2008

Master of Arts

CSU, Sacramento

I studied under Doug Rice, Author of Blood of Mugwump. Coursework highlights include: Fiction Writing, Methods & Materials for Literary Research, Memoir Writing, 19th Century Texts, American Women Writers, Myth Criticism, Teaching Composition in College.

My culminating project was a collection of Flash Fiction.

Sep 2002 - Dec 2004

Bachelor of Arts

CSU, Sacramento

Coursework highlights include: British Literature I, American Literature I & II, Ethnic Race Relations, Ethnic America, Traditional Grammar and Standard Usage, Advanced Composition, Shakespeare's Plays, Hemingway & Fitzgerald, Major African American Authors, Romantic Poetry, Contemporary American Fiction by Women.

Work experience

Work experience
Aug 2008 - Dec 2011

Computer Docent & Community Outreach Support

Solano County Library

Train adults to use computer programs and provide reference services; act as tech support for patrons. Organize library stacks, act as “secret shopper” to evaluate library service, and assist with library’s Twitter presence and children storytimes. Participate in community outreach and special events to promote library services.

Mar 2011 - Dec 2011

Volunteer Online Reference Librarian


I provide excellent online/email reference services for people of all ages and from all backgrounds.

Jan 2011 - Mar 2011


North Bay Region Academic Decathlon

The North Bay Region Academic Decathlon includes high schools from Marin, Napa, Solano, Sonoma and Yolo Counties. 275 high school students compete in this regional competition. The Academic Decathlon includes tests in art, music, language and literature, mathematics, economics, science, and social science. In addition, there are communication tests that include the writing of an essay, the delivery of a prepared and an impromptu speech, and an interview. As a volunteer my duties included reading and scoring student essays, judging student interviews and speeches, and proctoring timed tests.

Feb 2009 - Apr 2009


Dixon Montessori Charter School

Organized school library to increase use and access for instructors and students.