The Information School and Me

I plan to work with programming and databases to make information more accessible to everyone. As a lifelong teacher and learner, I continuing to explore both science and literature for knowledge and skills to share with others is exciting. To me, working as an information specialist no longer means simply working as a librarian, but instead extends to development of good designs and new technologies such as databases, search engines, and programming. The information school has helped me achieve this with specialized courses in Information Architecture, Metadata Analysis, Health Informatics, Scientific Informatics, and Business Management. Through these courses, I have extended my abilities in fields as diverse as concrete programming skills to cutting edge machine learning theories. My project lists below is but a short example of this. The difficulties of working metadata and taxonomy, both in theory and practice, have been made a little clearer to me now. 

Resume
The University of Texas at Austin
Master of Science, Information Studies
May, 2018

Specialization: Science and Health Informatics, Information Architecture

The University of Texas at Austin
Bachelor of Science, Mathematics
May, 1993

Specialization: Physics

Austin Community College
Associates of Science in Physics
May, 1990
Texas Council of Teachers of Mathematics (TCTM)
Desktop Publisher and Web Designer
  • Publish biannual, peer-reviewed professional magazine, Texas Mathematics Teacher, for all K-12 Mathematics teachers in Texas
  • Maintain the TCTM website and archives
  • Designed and developed the 2004 website and logo, and led the 2008, 2010, and 2014 website redesigns to continually improve usability with emerging technology
Jan 2003 - present
Austin, TX
Austin Community College (ACC)
Physics Lab Assistant IV
  • Prepared, demonstrated and executed physics labs for up to 10 courses a semester
  • Tutored students in Math and Physics 
Jun 2011 - Jun 2015
Austin, TX
Conference for the Advancement of Mathematics Teachers (CAMT)
Desktop Publisher and Web Designer
  • Created interactive web-based course catalogs featuring more than 1,000 course offerings 
  • Designed and maintained the CAMT website serving math teachers across Texas
Jan 2006 - Jul 2015
Austin, TX
Austin ISD (AISD)
Computer Lab Supervisor
  • Taught computer skills to students and teachers in grades K-6
  • Maintained the school's computer equipment and supervised lab operations
Dec 2002 - Jun 2006
Austin, TX
Charles A Dana Center
Internet Technology Specialist
  • Developed content for three websites supporting STEM teaching and leadership in Texas
  • Designed desktop publishing assets for educational materials offered by the Dana Center
Apr 2001 - Jan 2003
Austin, TX
Dell Computers, Inc.
Flex Publishing Support
  • Provided 24/7 on-call reporting and support for Dell’s U.S. and Mexico websites 
Sep 2000 - Feb 2001
Round Rock, TX
Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA)
Web Master
  • Designed and programed TDHCA’s intranet and internet websites
Jul 1999 - Sep 2000
Austin, TX
Top Drawer Productions
Subject Matter Expert, Mathematics Contract Content Designer
  • Wrote and proofread scripts for animations for MathMax, an animated math textbook supplement
  • Supervised artist work for MathMax
Mar 1998 - May 1999
Austin, TX
Robbins Alternative High School
Teaching Assistant I
  • Tutored Math and Science and supervised the computer lab
Aug 1993 - Mar 1998
Austin, TX
Austin Community College (ACC)
Physics Lab Assistant I
  • Assisted professors with preparation of physics labs
Jan 1992 - Jun 1983
Austin, TX

Digital Archive Management at KUT

(Digital Archive)
  • Configure an instance of ResourceSpace using Amazon Clound Service
  • Identify and prepare KUT's collections for storage in the Ditital Archive

Communities of Practice, Technology, and Learning

(Research)
  • Research Communities of Practice associated with various technologies
  • Comment on learning and teaching methods employeed by each

Health Informatics and Analysis

(research)
  • Researched the effects of the gamification of healthcare on consumers and professionals
  • Researched factors that affect credibility in healthcare for professionals and consumers

Scientific Informatics and Analysis

(programming)
  • Reviewed sources and compatibility of data in the Martian Climate Database 
  • Programmed comparison of Martian to Earth climate 

Machine Intelligence

(research)
  • Researched machine learning techniques for use with text search applications
  • Researched machine learning techniques for optical character recognition (OCR) applications

Information Architecture

(Web Design)
  • Created redesigns of popular, but complicated, websites
  • Designed website prototype for connecting writers and editors

Metadata, Massive Datasets and Analysis

(Web Design)
  • Designed interface for evaluating data received by the Digital Public Library of America
  • Normalized large datasets of course offerings for diversified use in print and web media

HTML

Drupal

CSS

MySQL

Filemaker Pro

Oracle

Server Side Includes (SSI)

Command Line Interface

Javascript

Python

PHP

Adobe CS Suite

MS Office Suite

SharePoint 2013

Nintex Forms and Workflows