The Africana Studies Program at the University of Northern Colorado afforded me a plethora of educational and professional opportunities. The challenging courses and supportive faculty prepared me for graduate studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. I completed a Masters degree in Library and Information Science at this institution in 2008. Concurrent with graduate school, I completed three internships. I worked as a curator for the National Park Service – Indiana Dunes; research fellow for the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C.; Digital Librarian for the City and County of Fairfax in Fairfax, VA.
A degree in Africana Studies has proven to be viable and has paved the way for several professional opportunities. I have been employed as a middle teacher, legal librarian, and digital records supervisor. I currently serve as the library director for the Del City Public Library in Oklahoma City, OK. All of these professional experiences have allowed me to utilize the leadership and human relation skills that one gains as an Africana Studies major. Moreover, graduate school matriculation and an auspicious professional future are inevitable for anyone who completes this program.