My History

STATEMENT

As a moving image archivist, preservation specialist, and arts professional, my work involves collection management and preservation planning of film, video, and digital assets to ensure current and future access. And I love to cook.

EDUCATION

M.A. New York University. Moving Image Archiving and Preservation Program.
Archiving and preservation training with a focus on film, video, and digital formats.

M.A. Florida State University. Department of Interdisciplinary Humanities.
Major in Culture &
Media Studies. Graduate Certificate in Museum Studies.

B.A. University of Florida. Department of English.
Major in Cultural Studies.

EXPERIENCE

Video and Digital Preservation Specialist, Digital Asset Management Team
Smithsonian Institution
Washington, DC | November 2012 to present

  • Train each Smithsonian unit to ingest, describe, organize, and use the Digital Asset Management System, with a focus on the preservation of digital video and audio assets.

Archival Audiovisual Media Studies Intern
Smithsonian Archives of American Art
Washington, DC | July to September 2012

Fine Art Dealer Assistant
Elrick-Manley Fine Art
New York, NY | September 2010 to May 2012

  • Administrative and object handling duties including assistance with exhibition research and preparation for NYC’s Master Drawings and The Armory Show.

Media Preservation Unit Intern
NYU Bobst Library Conservation Department
New York, NY | September to December 2011

  • Inspection and preservation preparation of library special collections materials including work on the Larry Rivers film collection at the Fales Library and Special Collections.

IMLS Intern/Archivist in Residence at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center
Migrating Media
Buffalo, NY | June to September 2011

Special Formats Processing Department Intern
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
New York, NY | January to June 2011

  • Inventory, assess, rewind, and re-house film collections, including a major project from The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.

Collections Intern
Museum of the Moving Image
Astoria, NY | September 2010 to January 2011

  • Registrar and object handling training with a focus on technology collection (projectors, cameras, etc.).

Black Mountain College Project Assistant | January to May 2012
Development and Communications Associate | August 2008 to Sept 2010
Adult Programs Intern | May 2008 to August 2008
Asheville Art Museum
Asheville, NC

  • Visit Black Mountain College artists towards permanent collection and archival growth.
  • Develop prospect management strategy for the Development Department and the Capital Campaign. Write and supervise grant proposals.
  • Create web campaigns, press releases, and printed materials.
  • Manage the online archives to publish Museum collections online.
  • Plan Museum programs, including work on the first annual Asheville Jewish Film Festival.

Multi-Cultural Film Course Instructor, Humanities Department
Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL | August 2006 to December 2008

  • Instructor for 2 classes per semester.
  • Synthesized film history, film language, and identity politics.

PRESENTATIONS

SELECT PROJECTS

  • Participant on Creating and Archiving Born Digital Video Report, Federal Agencies Digitization Guidelines Initiative (FADGI)
  • Guest curator for the Asheville Art Museum New Media Gallery, An Electronic Medium: Robert and Ingrid Wiegand. From the collection of the Archives of American Art. Jan 2014.
  • Member of the Federal Agencies Digitization Guidelines Initiative AV Working GroupBorn Digital Video Subgroup. 2013.
  • Contractor for Smithsonian’s Time Based Media Art (TBMA) Working Group to assist with website content development. Sept 2012 to Oct 2013. Deployment of the SI TBMA website was Summer 2013.
  • Project Manager and Interviewer for the Smithsonian’s Time Based Media Art Working Group’s Interview Project on Technical Standards for Time-Based Media Artworks. 2012-2013.
  • Graduate Thesis on the preservation planning of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery’s moving image collections in Buffalo, NY. April 2012.
  • Co-producer of Orphans 8: A Film Symposium at Museum of the Moving Image. April 2012
  • Managed the donation of an Oscar winning director’s collection to UT’s Human Rights Archive (HRDI) and Wisconsin Center for Film & Theater Research. April 2012.
  • Project manager, with BB Optics, of the creation of 16mm film preservation elements for George Segal’s The Truck (1966), The Art Institute of Chicago. April 2012.
  • Co-managed the preservation of video materials from Cornell Library’s Rose Goldsen Archive of New Media Art with outside vendors. March 2012.
  • Article in the AMIA Spring 2012 Newsletter on Grace Moore Home Movies in the collection of the New York Public Library, Music Department. 2012.
  • Creator and organizer of Media Art Management: A Convergence of Disciplines, a panel with NYU’s Institute of Fine Arts Conservation and Museum Studies. Feb 2012.
  • Co-curator/moderator of A Roundtable Discussion: Advocating the AV Archive, part of The Archivist Round Table of New York’s Archives Week. Oct 2011.
  • Co-curator/organizer of World Day for Audiovisual Heritage event at Museum of Modern Art, Out of the Frame: Preserving Faces and Voices from the Margin. Oct 2011.
  • Preservation Survey & Facility Assessment, NYPL’s Morningside Heights Branch. Nov 2010.
  • Intellectual Property Audit for a WNET Thirteen’s archival program, now on DVD. Nov 2010.

SKILLS & ASSOCIATIONS