Employment & works in progress

Caregiver for a neurodiverse mix of humans; occasionally researching and writing at the edges of natural history, art history, and creation

Dayton, OH, current

current writing projects (2023):

  • a piece on devotional gardens and plant symbolism, with specific reference to Frances Crane Lillie, who started the movement to plant Mary Gardens in the United States
  • a piece on a network of (anonymous or historically elusive) individuals producing scientific illustration (economic entomology, agricultural publications, etc.) in the early 20th-century south-central United States
  • a series of prayer/poems pulling together natural history, art history, motherhood, etc. Here’s one.


Director/Associate Professor

Marian Library, University of Dayton

Dayton, OH, February 2016-2023



Loudoun County Public Library

Purcellville, VA, April 2015-December 2015


Special Projects & Reference Librarian

Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Rare Book Collection

Washington, DC, June 2010-April 2015


Library Assistant

Weissman Preservation Center

Cambridge, MA, January 2009-June 2010


Digital Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts Project Assistant

Houghton Library, Harvard 

Cambridge, MA, October 2008-January 2009


Library and Archives Assistant

Harvard University Botany Libraries

Cambridge, MA, January 2008-September 2008

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