1. Where did you grow up?
I grew up in Birtle, Manitoba, a small town on the Canadian prairies.
2. Why did you select law librarianship as a career?
After undergrad, I knew I either wanted to become a librarian or a lawyer. After meeting the law school librarians, I realized I could do something related to both. I practiced for a few years then made the jump to law librarianship and haven’t looked back.
3. When did you develop an interest in foreign, comparative, and/or international law?
I’ve always loved the challenge of working across legal traditions and learning how different societies address similar issues.
4. Who is your current employer? How long have you worked there?
I work at the New York University School of Law. I’ve been here since 2022.
5. Do you speak or read any foreign languages?
I studied French in university and speak and read enough to get by. I took a German class a few years ago – but can only recall the basics.
6. What is your most significant professional achievement?
Overseeing the development of the Indigenous law collection at the University of Victoria Law Library to support the Law Faculty’s Indigenous law degree program and the National Centre for Indigenous Laws.
7. What is your biggest food weakness?
Bread – too many good loaves to choose from.
8. What song makes you want to get up and sing/dance?
Archie Bell & the Drells – Tighten Up
9. What ability or skill do you most wish you had (that you don’t have already)?
Like many other FCIL colleagues, I wish my language skills were stronger.
10. Aside from the basic necessities, what is one thing you can’t go a day without?
Friends – both human and canine.
11. Anything else you would like to share with us?
I’m looking forward to collaborating with and learning from such amazing colleagues in the FCIL community!