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Kia ora! I was born in Tāmaki Makaurau, Aotearoa (Auckland, New Zealand); and am Ngāti Paoa Māori. As the Open Education Librarian, I help students and faculty create and use Open Access materials. I also teach information literacy classes; and serve as the liaison librarian for Sociology and Critical Diversity Studies.
I have graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences from Auckland University of Technology, a Master of Library & Information Science from the University of Washington, and a Master of Indigenous Studies from the University of Otago.
I have a variety of work experience throughout Aotearoa and the United States, including at public libraries, non-profit organizations, and within higher education. I was a 2021/22 fellow in the SPARC Open Education Leadership Program, where I researched Indigenous perspectives of Open Access.
My research interests include examining the diversity "pipeline" and curriculum within library & information science; and Indigenous information practices such as data sovereignty.