In my position I consult with and develop workshops for, researchers, faculty, staff and students on issues related to data and research material management throughout the research lifecycle. This includes advising on data management and/or sharing plans, documentation of data, managing data within collaborations, finding outlets for sharing, and preparing data for sharing, archiving, or preservation. I also work to facilitate use of the UH Data Repository.
I have a PhD in Information Science from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville where I studied information equity and methods for evaluating government agency information on complex problems such as Colony Collapse Disorder and Livestock Identification for all citizens. I found my love for data management and curation as I worked with a NASA data archive for a summer and then later when I did a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Notre Dame Library. As a child of a professor, I grew up surrounded by research and scholarship. I started my career in ceramic arts and massage therapy before going back to grad school for my library degrees. Most recently I worked as a data management consultant at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD.