Describe yourself in three words

Creative, funny, honest.

What are you reading (or listening to on your mobile device)?

I am currently reading "Crying in H Mart" by Michelle Zauner.

Describe ACRL in three words:

Engaging, informative, thought-provoking.

What do you value about ACRL?

Scholarship opportunities! I was a part of the ACRL 2023 Scholarships Committee and I loved that we were able to offer scholarships for both in-person and virtual attendance to the ACRL 2023 Conference.

What do you as an academic librarian contribute to your campus?

I primarily work with students and faculty to meet their information needs. When I'm not providing instruction and reference services, I can be found working on LibGuides, learning more about Zines, or brainstorming new book display and programming ideas with my colleagues.

In your own words

My favorite thing about being an academic librarian is the opportunity to support and learn from first-year, first-generation, and prospective transfer students of color. Their experiences and ideas add so much value to the world of academia. I really enjoy learning from them to better inform the work that I do.

Credentials:she/her/ella

Title:Instruction & Reference Librarian

Workplace:Santa Monica College Library

Location:Santa Monica, CA