I graduated Suffern High School in 2012, and since then, I've spent my undergraduate career at SUNY Potsdam working toward my bachelor's degree in English Writing. While at Potsdam, I've worked at the Writer's Block (formerly the College Writing Center) as a writing tutor and also worked with the College Libraries & Archives in many different capacities. I have an interest in digital & social media, libraries, information science, and writing.
Many of the professional experiences that shaped my work ethic, as well as my passion for libraries, writing, and media, happened at SUNY Potsdam. I spent the greater half of my undergraduate career completing internships that involved extensive archives projects, oftentimes based in multimedia. In 2015, I interned with the SUNY Potsdam College Libraries and Archives as a digital archives intern for the College's Bicentennial Celebrations. I created an online exhibit that showcased SUNY Potsdam's liberal arts history. From there, I produced an 11-minute short film about my experience in that internship, and how it reinforced my passion for a strong liberal arts education. I presented that film at the 2016 SUNY Undergraduate Research Conference.
I also played the role of a video journalist and oral historian in my single-seat Honors History 450 course (Modern American Oral History), where I produced an hour-and-a-half documentary film about SUNY Potsdam's history of racial justice in 2015, showcasing only snippets of what was over 18 hours of content to work with. This film, Voices of POWER, is archived at SUNY Potsdam and is also available on Vimeo. I made a significant impact at SUNY Potsdam, as all of my undergraduate research was to better my school's academic landscape.