About Me

picture of FionaI am a PhD student at University of Maryland’s iSchool, having graduated with a Master of Library Science with a specialization in Information and Diverse Populations in 2014. My background is in the law and I am admitted to practice California and Maryland. This allows me to combine law, policy, and LIS in her research.

I am the Editor of The International Journal of Information, Diversity, & Inclusion. As part of the iSchool’s Research Support Team, I am the Graduate Assistant for Faculty Writing. I have been a Graduate Writing Fellow at the Graduate School Writing Center since 2014; I provide one-on-one writing consultation for students in any graduate program.

I am originally from (the old) York in the north of England, but moved to America in 2008. I have an wonderful wife and amazing daughter who provide me with constant support, encouragement, and inspiration. I am a fairly decent knitter, needle felter, and seamstress; an ardent animal lover, counting bees, prairie dogs, and a free-roaming sulcata tortoise among my animal menagerie; and is progressively failing to live up to the English stereotype of drinking lots of tea as I increasingly realize that coffee is life.