Here’s a bit about my professional history. There’s a more detailed PDF version here


  • Initiating and implementing innovative projects in metadata use and publication, from Library, Collection Management, and Digital Asset Management system migrations; to database creation and maintenance; to REST API scripting, data analysis, and Linked Data projects.
  • Digital asset management including in-house and vendor digitization, and extensive work in digital preservation, including building digital preseravtion infrastructure for audiovisual holdings.
  • Creating, managing, and maintaining collections metadata in CollectionSpace and many other systems: archival description, MARC cataloging, art collection schemas, audiovisual schemas, and many special collections oriented vocabularies and data structures.
  • Handling, repairing, inspecting, digitizing and cataloging archival audiovisual materials in most formats of film, analog video, and born-digital AV.


Master of Library and Information Science
San José State University

BA with Honors, Film Studies
University of California, Berkeley


Director of Library Special Projects

UC Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive Film Library and Study Center
January 2020 - present

Interim Director

UC Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive Film Library and Study Center
July 2019 - January 2020

Metadata & Digital Asset Manager

UC Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive
2016 - 2020

Cataloger & Indexer

UC Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive
2013 - 2016

Film Collection Assistant

UC Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive
2011 - 2012

Manager (Chief of Staff)/Projectionist/Floor staff

Landmark Theatres, Berkeley & Albany, CA
2008 - 2012

Editorial Intern


Archives Volunteer

Point Richmond Historical Association, Richmond, CA

Library Intern

UC Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive


Fingerling’s Grotto, Oakland, CA

Station volunteer

KALX 90.7 FM, Berkeley, CA
2009 –2010


Programming/Web: Python, Bash, Apache, PHP, HTML, CSS, XML/XSLT, JSON, Flask, REST APIs

Database/Data science: MySQL, FileMaker, SPARQL, OpenRefine, ABBYY, Tesseract

Metadata standards with a critical cataloging lens: MARC, RDA, DACS, EAD, DC, PBCore, METS, RDF, EXIF

Metadata/CMS/DAM tools: CollectionSpace, Piction, ArchivesSpace, Exiftool, MediaInfo, OCLC Connexion, InnovativeInterfaces Millennium Integrated Library System, MARCEdit

Project management: Grant writing; In-house digitization projects; grant-funded digitization; database migrations

Project management tools: git, Trello, JIRA, Google Docs

Digitization & digital preservation: Epson scanners, film scanning, video and audio digitization; OAIS, FADGI standards, LTO/LTFS

AV & Imaging tools: FFmpeg, Audition, Audacity, Premiere, Photoshop, Bridge, ImageMagick, hex editors


Association of Moving Image Archivists, Annual Conference, 2020 (virtual poster presentation) “Preserving Top Value Television”

Media Description and Access, UCLA MLIS graduate course, Fall 2020 (guest speaker)

Film Exhibition and Curating, SF State University undergraduate film course, Fall 2020 (guest speaker)

All Together Now: Time-Based Media Art and Collaborative Stewardship Colloquium, LACMA, 2020 (presenting, postponed indefinitely due to COVID-19)

Time-based Media Panel, Registrar’s Committee (Western Region), 2020 (panel presenter)

Pluralities, SF State University, 2019 (presenter) “Preserving the roots of guerrilla media: Top Value Television’s 1972 convention interventions”

Association of Moving Image Archivists, Annual conference, 2018 (presenter) “DIY open source digital preservation 4 n00bz: Ethics and code joy”

Signal Chain Unconference, Stanford University Media Preservation Lab, 2018

Museum Computer Network, Annual conference, 2017 (panel presenter) “One DAM thing well: Digital asset management for non-collection materials”

California Visual Resources Association, Biennial conference, 2017 (presenter) “Digital asset management at BAMPFA”

International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF), Annual congress, 2017

Film Librarians Conference, First annual conference, 2017

IIIF Bay Area Museum Meetup, SFMOMA, 2017

Research IT Reading Group, UC Berkeley reading group in digital humanities, 2016-2019

Library Carpentry, UC Berkeley Library Workshop, 2016

Museum Computer Network, DAM Special Interest Group, 2016-present

Learn Python Working Group, UC Berkeley D-Lab, 2016

Association of Moving Image Archivists, Annual Conference, 2015

UC Berkeley Library Catalog Department RDA Training, 2015 (participant and instructor)