I am currently the Community Engagement Librarian for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Southwest Region, at the UCLA Biomedical Library in Los Angeles. In this position, I provide outreach, health literacy education, and consumer health training to library staff. I help libraries imagine, develop, and deliver innovative programming around health and wellness, environmental health, and digital health literacy. To improve access to information for all users, I provide training and assistance on electronic accessibility and usability of digital content.
On a personal note, I love nature and all its wonders. In my spare time, I'm usually out hiking or spending time with friends, working in my organic garden, or taking pictures of bugs, spiders, birds, or any other critter I see. I'm currently reading a number of graphic medicine titles. I'm fascinated by the stories, the methods, and the potential for conveying health information through this medium.