Assistant Professor

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
School of Informatics and Computing



I am an Assistant Professor at the School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. I am also the Program Director of the Applied Data and Information Science Program and an IUPUI Data Lab member.

I completed my doctorate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a research focus in scientific data management, sharing, and reuse, in the context of newly developed cyberinfrastructures. I have worked in several environments, including industry, government agencies, and academia. Most recently, I worked at Novozymes, a biotechnology company as a Research and Development Information Scientist from 2014 to 2017.​

During my doctoral program, I was a DigCCurr II Fellow and Project Manager and a Research Associate for the Metadata Research Center. My MLIS is from the University of Iowa – School of Library and Information Science. During my master’s program, I was an IMLS Digital Libraries Research Fellow. My bachelor’s degrees are in Geosciences, English, and Spanish. During my English and Spanish degree. During my Geoscience degree, my research was focused on geochemistry and paleoclimatology.

My research interests include: 

  • Data curation

  • Data cyberinfrastructures

  • Data science education