Public Historians transform scholarly historical research into a wide variety of accessible mediums through which the public can learn and experience history. The more traditional mediums include museum exhibits, tours, and documentary films. My interest in Public History lies in digital mediums such as apps, websites, and interactive virtual tours.

Before attending university as a non-traditional aged student, my broad range of interests gave me opportunities in a variety of fields. I wore many hats in positions ranging from News Editor for a small print newspaper to academic IT and Multimedia Support, to surveying central Arizona as a Federally contracted Archaeologist. I am currently working in libraries.

In May 2021 I completed my Master of History degree from Arizona State University with a focus on public history. I completed my BA from the University of Arizona in 2006. While my major focus was on Southwest Archaeology, a familial background in social justice and peace building prompted me to take a minor in Sociology with particular attention to Religion and Social Inequality. In the summer of 2005, I obtained a graduate certificate in International Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution from Universidad Nur in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia.

In addition to my academic interests, I also enjoy singing jazz and folk as well as in a local classic rock cover band, volunteering for independent film productions & literary fan events (particularly science fiction), hiking, reading, and exploring the world with my husband.