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, co-chair

  • Mozilla Foundation: Mozilla Open Leaders

  • Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory: SAO Council

  • 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


  • 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


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.

Abridged CV 


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.