I’m excited to be joining the UTSA Archives and Special Collections staff as the university’s second university archivist. I hope to continue the work started by Angela McClendon Ossar, UTSA’s first university archivist, building a historical records program to document and support the activities of the university community.
My interest working with archives started while I was a graduate student in American Studies at the University of Wyoming, where I performed research at the American Heritage Center for work on my master’s thesis. After a short interlude teaching 8th grade mathematics at Grulla Middle School in the Rio Grande Valley (Go Cranes!), I returned to school to work on a M.L.I.S. in archival administration at the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to joining the staff at UTSA, I worked as a student archival intern at the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History as part of the Archives of American Mathematics and as assistant archivist at the City of San Antonio, helping to develop their first archival program with a grant from the National Historical Records and Publications Commission.
As university archivist at UTSA, I am responsible for coordinating and promoting the university archives program, which seeks to collect, preserve, and provide access to the records created by the university’s faculty, staff, and student body that are of enduring, historical value.