Ethnographic Thesaurus Researcher
American Folklore Society
American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress

An NEH grant-funded project in development under the auspices of the American Folklore Society and the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress, the proposed thesaurus aims to serve cataloguers, indexers, and researchers of folklore-related information and materials by creating a standard vocabulary. Duties included researching and recommending thesaurus-making software, assisting in the execution of a survey of potential stakeholders in the thesaurus, and researching terms and scope notes for ultimate inclusion into the web-based thesaurus.

Runt Records LLC Berkeley, California

Designed, built, and currently maintain website for California based record distribution company.

Project Manager
University of Virginia Charlottesville

Coordinated, designed, and built The View From Here, a local history website designed to serve the classes of professors Brian Balogh of The Department of History and Phyllis Leffler of The Institute of Public History. Served as Graduate Assistant to Brian Balogh whose Viewing America site was the inspiration for The View From Here, both sites exploring history from 1945 to the present using primary documents and audio and visual materials. Responsibilities included scholarly research, video capture and digitizing, and updating information on Viewing America site database.

The View From Here project was turned over to new caretakers in Fall of 2001.

Marketing | Professional Development
AS.COM @ University of Virginia

In Marketing position, explored different ways to encourage traffic on X-Roads, the American Studies website at UVa. Developed search questions for CyberSafari (an internet treasure hunt) to draw participants to our site. Submitted websites to search engines. In Professional Development post, learned and taught the fundamentals of CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) to classmates.

Shipping Manager | Editor
Abraxas Exports Sieci, Italy

Coordinated shipment of orders of music merchandise from Italian record company to distributors in the United States. Collated, edited and translated (from Italian to English) new release information for mass e-mail distribution to buyers.

Records Clerk
Coblentz, Patch, Duffy and Bass San Francisco, California

Records clerk in medium-size law firm. Worked with management on conflict of interest litigation issues, producing reports for attorneys and staff using Versys database. Also maintained and streamlined a large offsite storage collection, making decisions about file maintenance and destruction. Responsible for reference, research and meticulous maintenance of files.

Runt Records LLC Berkeley, California

Part-time work editing new release information for distribution to buyers. Phones, fax, filing.

Library Clerk I
Jefferson-Madison Regional Library Charlottesville, Virginia

Worked as part of a team at circulation desk in public library. Organized and shelved books, researched information and assisted in the development of a children's program.

Miscellaneous Experience

Copy Editor at InPhoto, a private detective agency in San Francisco, California

Office Manager at Studio Instrument Rentals, a company renting practice space, studio space, and musical equipment to bands and touring acts in the San Francisco Bay area

Assistant to Director of Development at the American Diabetes Association, Charlottesville, Virginia