What are your key roles and responsibilities in your current positions? What do you like most about your job and what do you find most challenging? 

My portfolio in the library includes special collections and archives, the Asian Library, data and digital scholarship services, digitization initiatives and scholarly communications. I am passionate about supporting the teaching mission of the five undergraduate colleges of the Claremont Colleges Consortium and love the challenge of working in such an complex organizational environment.


List or describe the top 5+ professional skills that are crucial to your role. 

  1. Team building
  2. Coaching
  3. Strategic planning
  4. Relationship building
  5. Listening


How did your time at Yale shape your career trajectory? For example, what skills and/or experiences did you acquire that have contributed to your career success? 

One really important element of my experience at Yale is the network of people that I met there. I have turned to them over and over again, for their expertise, their support, or even to fill a position.


What were the biggest challenges that you faced when transitioning to different workplaces and cultures? What advice and suggestions can you offer to current students to help them prepare for those challenges?

Professionally, you will have more longevity as a learner, than as an expert.
Work Experience
  • Director of Distinctive Collections and Digital Scholarship
  • The Claremont Colleges Library
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