Apart from spending four years with the Hawk Migration Association of North America, my professional background is wholly devoted to publishing, from commercial to academic, with my beginnings in acquisitions. A native Detroiter, I was fortunate to direct the press at Wayne State University for fifteen years and am elated to lead the stellar press of the University of Nebraska. I received my BA from Indiana University–Bloomington and my MA from Wayne State, where my academic work centered on visual culture. I am captivated by books and the people and processes behind them. I continue to be greatly influenced by John Berger’s Ways of Seeing and I read primarily nonfiction, in pretty much any subject area. I enjoy traveling, doing crossword puzzles over a lazy breakfast, and working on jigsaw puzzles during vacations in northern Michigan. I live in downtown Lincoln with my wonderful husband, Cristian, and our two dogs and two cats.
I work with contracts, permissions, and subsidiary rights for all our imprints. I have been working with the Press since 2010. I graduated with a BA in history from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln in 2006.
I earned an MA in social sciences from the University of Chicago. I began my publishing career in 1997 in UNP’s marketing department. In 2005 I moved into grants and development. I am grateful that my job connects me with books, ideas, and bright, interesting people.
I graduated from the University of Iowa in 2021 with a BA in English and creative writing. As a lifelong reader and writer, I am extremely grateful to know that my work at UNP helps spread meaningful books out into the world. When I’m not editing the UNP blog or helping with book contracts, I can be found wrangling my four cats, practicing calligraphy, or gaming.