I consider myself an interdisciplinary learner. A primary reason that I became a librarian was to continue exploring and learning within a range of fields and interests. I am excited by inquiry, and witnessing the research process develop for others is incredibly gratifying. But I know that learning is not solely about research and studying, especially for students who have full lives outside of school. I have had many thoughtful advisors, teachers and mentors throughout my career that have humanized the learning process and have helped me to navigate my own development. My goal is to be that pillar for others.
I completed my master’s degree at UW fully online, and while I experienced some isolation that is common for online learners, it allowed me flexibility and individualized growth throughout the process. I am committed to experimenting with technology and finding new ways to facilitate successful learning virtually. The ISS program provides an exciting framework for students to progress through their learning while staying truly relevant to real-life goals and needs. I know that dimensions of social difference can effectively aid or hinder student progress, so I am particularly excited to be part of a program that values accessibility and social impact.
For more about how I can help with your work in ISS, see my UW Libraries page: http://guides.lib.uw.edu/research/rjgp