Professional

I am currently the Associate Project Lead at The MIT Press. My daily work includes overseeing ebook production and distribution, as well as maintaining our archives and internal documentation. I am also currently involved in several special products, including leading our accessibility initiative, through which we aim to provide ebooks that can be read and enjoyed by all readers, including those with print disabilities.

Previously I was the Digital Publishing and Production Specialist at Baylor University Press. To learn more about positions I’ve held, visit my LinkedIn.

I have also had some amazing opportunities to speak and present at various publishing conferences. You can see a summary of my presentations (previous and forthcoming) below.

Professional Accomplishments:

  • September 11-14, 2017, Recipient of AAUP Residency Grant
    • I had the opportunity to spend a week at Stanford University Press learning about their digital projects and networking with their staff. My report on the residency will be available on the AAUP’s website, here, soon.
  • June 13, 2017, Panelist at AAUP 2017
    • I was be a panelist discussing “Accessibility Is for Everyone: Implementing Accessibility Initiatives Across Your Organization” at the American Association of University Presses annual meeting in June.
  • June 22, 2017, Guest Lecturer at Emerson College
    • I spoke about digital publishing and my role at MIT Press in the graduate-level course on “Book Editing”
  • March 29, 2017, Guest Lecturer at Emerson College
    • Spoke about ebook accessibility in the graduate-level course “Creating Electronic Publications for the Web and E-Readers”
  • March 23, 2017, Speaker at ebookcraft
    • I gave a presentation with Amanda Karby of Michigan Publishing on implementing an accessibility workflow in a publishing organization. You can view the summary of the workshop here.
  • February 2017, ebookcraft blog post
    • Ahead of my presentation at ebookcraft, I was asked to write a guest blog post. I chose to write a guide to accessibility in publishing, full of useful terms that you would need to know in order to become a part of the conversation. You can read it here.