Describe your scholarship, or a favorite pro bono or service project.
Recently, the American Association of Law Librarians invited me to serve a three-year term on a national committee addressing important issues related to online legal information provided on government websites. As many federal, state, and local governments opt to post laws online in place of publishing them in print, this committee is concerned with ensuring that governments authenticate the digital versions of the law, provide permanent public access to these laws, and preserve all prior online versions of the law.
What inspired you to go to law school?
As an undergraduate at Pomona College, I chose an interdisciplinary major—Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (“PPE”)—and was hooked on the law after taking a philosophy of law course. I remember nearing graduation and thinking about how I had only just begun to scratch the surface in these fields. I was eager to keep learning, and continuing on to law school was an easy choice. (I actually had three of my fellow PPE majors in my 1L class at Stanford!) Always eager to keep learning, I’ve found that law librarianship is the perfect career choice for me.
What would you like to accomplish during the first years at UCI Law?
I want students and other Law Library patrons to feel comfortable coming to the Reference Desk with questions, and I want faculty to view the librarians as reliable partners in their scholarship and teaching.