I have worked in libraries for 14 years, serving in libraries throughout the Los Angeles region, including the Crowley Public Library in San Marino, the Los Angeles County Library, the Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library, and the Los Angeles Public Library, where I have worked in three regions over the past 12 years. As the Western Area Manager, I coordinate programs and services for 12 branches in the Los Angeles Public Library system. Prior to becoming a librarian, I was the Publications Coordinator at LACMA; the Volunteer Coordinator at KCRW, Santa Monica Public Radio; and I have an additional Master's Degree in Mass Communication. I live in Glendale with my husband and a frisbee-fetching dog. I enjoy gardening, cooking, and travel hacking.