1. Where did you grow up?
I grew up in Georgetown, Guyana – a country located in South America.
2. Why did you select law librarianship as a career?
I selected law librarianship as a career after a former supervisor at the New York Civil Courtreferred me to a full MLS scholarship (law focused) at St. John’s University. She told me to apply for a scholarship. I had been working as a Senior Law Librarian at the Civil Court of New York City without a MLS degree. I successfully completed the program and received my MLS.
3. When did you develop an interest in foreign, comparative, and international law?
I developed an interest in foreign, comparative, and international law when I was hired as a law librarian at the College of the Bahamas, now University of the Bahamas in Nassau, New Providence, The Bahamas. I attended the Caribbean Association of Law Libraries Conference and that propelled me into this arena as most of the countries in the Caribbean follow/ed the UK legal system.
4. Who is your current employer? How long have you worked there?
My current employer is Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University Law Library. I have worked there for six months, but prior to this position, I was at Pace Law School Library for three and a half years.
5. Do you speak any foreign languages?
Not really. I do understand some French and Spanish, though.
6. What is your most significant professional achievement?
Graduating law school almost immediately after migrating to the U.S.
7. What is your biggest food weakness?
Almost any kind of lamb…
8. What song makes you want to get up and sing/dance?
Too many to list. I do like a variety of music, including Bollywood music…[editor’s note: here are some Bollywood music listicles :)]
9. What ability or skill do you most wish you had (that you don’t have already)?
The ability to fly a plane.
10. Aside from the basic necessities, what is one thing you can’t go a day without?
11. Anything else you would like to share with us?
Yes. I love to travel. I am very passionate about diversity initiatives. I created the first diversity & inclusion committee at the Law Librarians Association of Greater New York. I will be leading a panel discussion on cultural competence at AALL’s upcoming conference in New Orleans.