Profession

I’m currently Head Librarian at the Center for Astrophysics. At the CfA I hold separate appointments with Harvard University and the Smithsonian Institution and serve on internal and external committees with respect to both:

  • arXiv: Next Generation IT Advisory Group

  • Center for Astrophysics: Scientific Computation Advisory Committee

  • FORCE11: Software Citation Implementation Working Group

  • Harvard University Library: Science Libraries Council

  • Mozilla Foundation: Mozilla Open Leaders

  • Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Council, chair

  • Smithsonian Institution: American Women’s History Initiative Curatorial Committee

  • Software Preservation Network: Emulation as a Service Infrastructure, advisor

  • The Carpentries: Software and Data Carpentry, instructor

  • Unified Astronomy Thesaurus: Steering Committee


Interests

  • research software preservation and attribution

  • metadata for composite digital objects and hardware

  • intersections between scientific computing and scholarly communication

  • machine learning in archival contexts

  • how libraries can support the open web and computational literacy


Education

I hold a MS in Data Analytics from the CUNY Graduate Center and also earned a MLIS and a CAS in Data Science from Syracuse University. As an undergrad I was a pre-med student and studied English Literature, Biophysics, and Psychology at SUNY Geneseo.


Other

I’m originally from Buffalo, NY and now live in MA with my husband and three blind cats.

I love open water swimming.

I’m a Zen Buddhist and a member of the Henry David Thoreau Zen Sangha.

My pronouns: She / Her

I look like this.