I am the Assistant Director of Digital Humanities in the College of Arts and Letters at Michigan State University and a librarian and medievalist by training. My day-to-day work involves teaching and advising in the undergraduate and graduate DH programs at MSU, consulting on projects with faculty, librarians, and graduate students, leading workshops and community building activities on campus, organizing the annual Global Digital Humanities Symposium, and advocating for public and open scholarship around campus.


MLIS, Rutgers University

MA, Medieval Studies, Fordham University

BA, Humanistic Studies and International Affairs, John Cabot University


Humanities Commons and MSU Commons (2019-2021)

Sherlockian in a Box (2019)

American Religious Sounds Project, Advisory Board Member (2017-2022)

Participatory Memory: Fandom Experiences Across Time and Space, by Liza Potts, Melissa Beattie, Emily Dallaire, Katie Grimes, and Kelly Turner, Published by Intermezzo, ISBN: 978-0-9864333-6-8,  Project Implementation Manager, (2016-18)

Legacies of the Enlightenment, Project Manager (2017)

The Great Flood of 1986, Project Manager (2016)

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