🖼 The Big Picture
I’m mother to a toddler son who will be 3 in October. It impacts everything I do. It is the most important thing I’ve ever done. It’s really hard. It’s really rewarding. It’s all the cliches, and then some. I’m married to his dad, who is droll af, delightful, and kind of a big deal, if you’re into scholarly communication/copyright stuff. We all live together in Durham, NC and have ambitions of one day adding some cats to our family. We’re low-key looking for a new house to better suit our lifestyle, but the real estate market is bananas.
I’m a doctoral student in the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I just finished my fourth year in the program, and yes, I’m still working on my comprehensive literature review. I plan to take my oral examination and defend my dissertation proposal in the fall. It is tentatively titled Information Literacy in a Hybrid Affinity Space and will focus on the information literacy practices of cosplayers. You can learn more on my Research page.
I’m working as a consulting metadata analyst for the National Humanities Center.
I have Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and polycystic ovary syndrome. My thyroid is doing well. My blood sugar and Hemoglobin A1C levels show that I’m prediabetic, but they’re moving in the right direction. In spite of that good news, I have a wide variety of symptoms. I actually stopped logging them because I got overwhelmed by tracking them all. I’m working with my doctor to figure out the cause. I suspect it’s mostly that my hormones are constantly fluctuating as I’ve recently weaned my son.
🎧 Listening: The Double Shift
🎮 Playing: Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night
📕 Reading: Managing Your Professional Identity Online by Katie Linder
📺 Watching: Nothing in particular
🎨 Making: Nothing in particular