I am the Director of Human Resources for Ballotpedia, the encyclopedia of American politics. Ballotpedia is sponsored by the nonprofit organization the Lucy Burns Institute. Ballotpedia strives to connect people to politics, offering nonpartisan information on congress, courts, ballot measures, school boards, state legislatures, policy issues and more. I earned my Master of Library Science degree in July 2013 from Indiana University-Bloomington, and I hold a Bachelor of Arts in Art History with a minor in Russian and Eastern European studies from the University of Notre Dame. I have previously worked in libraries, museums, higher education and the publishing industry.

What I do

Strategy

I participate in organization-wide planning and implementation as a member of the executive team of Ballotpedia. Recent or ongoing initiatives include a transition to a results-only work environment (ROWE) and a workforce plan to identify current realities and future goals for the workforce of Ballotpedia.

Admin

I have extensive experience in administration. From a dog grooming shop where I assisted in the management of operations to a library management position to my current post at a 501(c)3, if there’s a better way to organize and operate, I’m eager to find it or create it and implement it.

HR

I got my start in human resources as a sophomore in college, when I began working at my university’s career center. Since then, I’ve served in managerial roles that incorporated HR, and since 2013, HR has been my primary job function. I recruit, train and retain talent for my current employer.

My experience

  • Ballotpedia: Director of Human Resources (July 2015 - Present)
  • Ballotpedia: Director of Training (April 2013 – July 2015)
  • Ballotpedia: Assistant Staff Writer (June 2011 – April 2013)
  • University of Notre Dame (University Relations): Acknowledgement Administrative Assistant for Stewardship Programs (August 2012 – April 2013)
  • Indianapolis Museum of Art: Dutton Collection Intern (May 2012 – July 2012)
  • Indiana University RPS Libraries: Branch Library Center Supervisor (August 2011 – May 2012)
  • Boydell & Brewer Publishers: Interim Web Manager (September 2010 – May 2011)
  • University of Notre Dame (Career Center): Career Assistant (May 2008 – June 2010)
  • University of Notre Dame (Office of Institutional Research): Research Assistant (May 2009 - June 2009 & May 2010 - June 2010)
  • Indianapolis Museum of Art: Educational Resource Library Assistant (September 2006 – May 2007)

My education

Indiana University

Master of Library Science
Bloomington, IN
July 2013

University of Notre Dame

Bachelor of Arts, Art History
Minor: Russian and Eastern European Studies
Notre Dame, IN
May 2010

My Organizations & Service

Board Member and Secretary, Maple City Market
April 2015 (elected); serving from July 2015 – June 2018

Member, Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
February 2014 – Present

Treasurer, American Library Association-Student Chapter at Indiana University-Bloomington
Fall 2011 – Summer 2012

Member, Notre Dame Art, Art History, & Design Honesty Committee
August 2009 – May 2010

My Skills

Google Applications
95%
Microsoft Office Suite
85%
MediaWiki
80%
CMS tools and blogging platforms
75%

My Projects

Years
28
Pets
3
Languages studied
3
Countries visited
4