Professional Experience

Sony Pictures Entertainment: Asset Management, Film Restoration & Digital Mastering
Senior Coordinator
Manage archival print arrangements and evaluations; coordinate repertory DCP creations;  conduct research for restoration and remastering projects.
UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television
Diversity and Equity Program Representative
Work alongside the School’s Associate Dean of Diversity and Equity in researching and collecting information related to diversity and equity within the departments of Theater, Film, Television and Digital Media. Write and propose system-wide policy to recruit and retain diverse faculty, staff and students; guarantee balance within representation, curriculum and rank/promotion; and assure diversity within search committees and applicant pools.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Time-Based Media Archives
Survey LACMA time-based media art collections to assess levels of deterioration; prioritize materials for cleaning and digitization; correct and expand description in catalog records; determine appropriate actions for rehousing. Develop institutional best practices on active and passive preservation; create budget and timeline for storage and digital migration. Manage interns assisting in rehousing; educate object conservators on media handling.
UCLA Center for the Study of Women, Los Angeles, California
Programming Coordinator (8/13 – 10/15)
Responsible for all planning, organization and production of the Center for the Study of Women’s research programs, conferences and project showcases; build efficient and realistic programming budget projections for each academic year; assess audience impact; develop Center’s outreach initiatives.
Graduate Student Researcher (11/11 – 8/13)
06/12-5/14: NEH grant project “Making Invisible Histories Visible: Preserving the Legacy of Lesbian/Feminist Activism and Writing in Los Angeles”: work with June L. Mazer Archives to establish appropriate documentation standards in the transfer of collections from Mazer to UCLA; obtain updated deeds from donors regarding digitization and access policies. Process archival collections; arrange, curate, preserve, and digitize June L. Mazer Archives collections; create finding aids to support access.
11/11-2/13: Contribute to the “Women’s Social Movement Activities in Los Angeles, 1960-1999” project through research and conducting oral histories on essential figures involved in women’s higher education initiatives.
Sundance Institute, Los Angeles
Evaluate and provide critical feedback on film submitted to the International Narrative Feature category of the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.
UCLA, Los Angeles, California
Director of Melnitz Movies
Responsible for programming and coordinating films and panels; selecting films for screenings and providing a venue opportunity for student groups who seek sponsorship of film-related events; managing all aspects of coordination, including budgeting, publicity, screening supervision, and print-traffic management.
International Film Series (Boulder, Colorado)
Assistant Programmer, Manager
Responsible for overseeing staff, guest relations, and programming a Sundance Institute Art House Project affiliate. Tasks included: creating and scheduling a biannual calendar spread for exhibition; film research, selection and acquisition; creating/maintaining contacts with distributors; screening films for consideration in future exhibition; festival participation; assisting in development and advertising strategies; providing administrative support to Director.
2011 – 2013
University of California, Los Angeles: Graduate School of Education and Information Studies
Moving Image Archive Studies
Academic affiliations: Graduate Student Association, cabinet member; UCLA AMIA Student Chapter; Arts and Architecture Council.
2005 – 2009
University of Colorado, Boulder  
B.A. in English, Film Studies
Honors, magna cum laude.
Academic Accomplishments
2012:               Hollywood Foreign Press Association Award
Departmental fellowship, UCLA
2011:                Departmental fellowship, UCLA
2009:                Honors distinction awarded for The Legacy and Influence of the American Drive-In Theater
                           Dean’s List, spring semester, University of Colorado
2008:                Dean’s List, fall semester, University of Colorado
2007:                Acceptance to the English Creative Writing Program, University of Colorado
Presentations and Projects
  • Panelist, National Endowment for the Humanities: The Mazer Capstone, UCLA Library.
  • Contributing writer: Making Invisible Histories Visible: A Resource Manual to the June Mazer Lesbian Archives Collections. Published by the UCLA Center for the Study of Women in conjunction with the UCLA Library.
  • Invited speaker, UCLA CFPRT Fall Presentation: Collections from the June L. Mazer Lesbian Archives
  • From Demon Computers to Cary Grant: The Warner Archive Collection at UCLA showcase
  • UCLA Film and Television Archive’s KTLA Newsfilm Collection
  • UCLA TFT Festival presentation: A View Into The Classroom
  •  1960’s French Cinema: TFT showcase
Graduate Practica
Spring 2013:
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Audiovisual Collections Advisor
Survey LACMA audiovisual collections to assess levels of deterioration; prioritize materials for cleaning and digitization; expand description in catalog records; determine appropriate actions for rehousing.
Winter 2012:
UCLA Film and Television Archive, Los Angeles, CA
Programming Department Collections Advisor
Survey programming collection of Archive-related material, including paper documents, posters, photographs, DVDs, videotapes, and digital objects and create an inventory; determine a plan for arrangement and description of the material and to identify materials for deaccessioning, arranging and housing the collection; prepare finding aids.
Summer 2012:
Sundance Institute, Los Angeles
Development Intern
Assist Manager of External Relations in development of 2012 Los Angeles benefit and related screenings; provide support in non-profit events planning and operations, administrative tasks, grant review.
Teaching Experience
Teaching Assistant, Film Studies Program, University of Colorado
Course: FILM 3013 (Women and Film), fall 2010 and spring 2011 semester for Dr. Melinda Barlow, 55 students
English Teacher, Intercambio de Comunidades, Boulder, Colorado.
Courses: Intermediate English, Advanced English, Advanced Reading and Composition, Advanced Conversation. 20 students.
Teaching Assistant, Film Studies Program, University of Colorado
Course: FILM 3422 (The Hollywood Musical), fall semester for Dr. Ernesto Acevedo-Munoz, 70 students.
 Volunteer Work
2014                    June Mazer Lesbian Archives, Collections Advisor
2013                    Sundance Film Festival, Special Events Full-Time Staff Volunteer
2012                    Outfest Legacy Awards, Los Angeles, CA, Special Events and Ticketing
2011                    Film on the Rocks, Denver Film Society, Colorado, Special Events, VIP Services
Professional Affiliations
Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA)
Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers