I started on my path to librarianship during my PhD in English literature at Arizona State University, where I wrote a dissertation focusing on representations of books in sixteenth-century England. I then attended Indiana University for my MLS with a specialization in rare books and manuscripts. After completing my studies, I came to work here in Special Collections at the University of Missouri. I co-teach class sessions, working especially with faculty from the English department and the School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures. I additionally provide assistance to patrons in the reading room and prepare exhibits highlighting the collections at the Special Collections.