In my 15-year career as a librarian I have had the opportunity to work as a library instruction coordinator, focus on first-year initiatives, first-year writing programs, collaborate in classroom design, manage learning commons, and lead reference training support for library employees and supervisor student workers.
Since joining UIC in 2016, my focus has been to address undergraduate student engagement for the University Library, for which I co-designed the first Undergraduate Engagement Program for the University Library. This program is intentionally designed to focus on the student success of a diverse undergraduate student population, taking a holistic approach, supporting the academic, emotional, and cultural needs of students.
As a disabled, African American, woman, advocacy of underrepresented populations is an essential aspect of my work and purpose. I served as the Chair for the UIC Chancellor's Committee on the Status of Persons with Disabilities (CCSPD) from 2019-2023.
Chancellor’s Committee for the Status of People with Disabilities (CCSPD), Co-Chair: October 2019-Present
Member & Executive Committee Member: October 2016- Present
UIC Public Safety Board, Member: September 2020-August 2022
Orientation Stakeholders Meeting, Member: October 2016-Present
Initiative to Recruit a Diverse Workforce (IRDW) Planning Committee, Member: Spring 2019
Library Diversity Committee, Member: January 2018-May 2018
Library Accessibility Committee, Member: October 2016-August 2018
National Conference on Students in Transition, Proposal Review Committee Member: June 2017- Present