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Strong research, writing, and supervising skills. Detail oriented. Works calmly under high stress environments. Data asset management, data entry, accounting basics, web development, 10+ years of customer service.

Expertise in photography (photochemical/digital practices) including digitization equipment and software. Follows best practices in digital preservation, metadata, cataloging, and handling fragile/rare archival materials. Image sourcing and visual resources (Art Resource, ARS, and Bridgeman). Well versed in publishing production management, and IP Copyright law specific to image reproductions.






Work Experience

Production Coordinator
University of Chicago Press
Sep 2017 - Current

• Manage approximately 65-80 new/reprint book projects at any  time, including monographs in all disciplines, trade, and illustrated.

• Responsible for all book production functions required through- out various stages of production. Point person for vendors.  (typesetters, text and cover component printers, etc.)

• Build/maintain production schedules per title for teams to  track individual tasks, assignments, and project status.

• Created and oversee exhibition schedule Press wide to track  future academic meetings in correspondence with delivery dates.

Rights & Images Assistant
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
Dec 2014 - Aug 2016

• Processed, organized, catalogued, and maintained museum produced photochemical and digital photographic archives, including a decade backlog of exhibition, installation, performance, and events digital assets.

• Administer digital asset management for 1.4 million assets through Extensis Portfolio and The Museum System (TMS).

• Generated and audited over 3,000 object records of museum's accessioned/deaccessioned artworks and promised gifts for a database migration from FileMaker Pro to TMS; populated over 2,500 images on museum's collection website.

• Wrote and implemented policies and corresponding fee schedule for researchers along with providing visual resources.

• Administered external image and reproduction requests equaling $7,000.00 in annual income.

• Assist in the production of five exhibition catalogues and four seasonal magazines in conjunction with curators to source  images, negotiations with artists' rights societies, studios, galleries, and other copyright holders. 

• Project manager for timeline of publications to meet deadlines, track licensing fees to meet or lower budget costs, and  coordinate with contracted photographers for photo shoots when existing images unavailable.

•Served as liaison across all departments to ensure accuracy  and styling of all captions, copyright laws and designated image  use were abided for all publications. Certified image quality for  print and digital platforms before files distributed to DAM systems.

• Supervise Photo Archives Interns

Photographic Specialist
Dodd Camera
Feb 2014 - Dec 2014

• Coordinated large camera and video rental reservations of $20,000.00+ to high end corporate clients  (Architectural Photography Firm Hedrich Blessing, Kohl's, Lands' End, Sears, Groupon, etc.).

• Met deadlines of testing returned equipment and packing reserved orders under high stress and increased clientele traffic.

• Administered deposits for rentals, insurance policies with clients, and created sales orders/cash register duties.

• Coordinate with couriers and shipping logistics to neighboring stores and clients.

• Provided exceptional customer service in a competitive online sales market by engaging customers with demos of products.

Photo Equipment: Strobes ProFoto Acute/Pro (DFR2400, Pro B Series, D1 AIR); Broncolor (Scoro, Verso, Pulso); Speedotron (2403 pack, 202s); Speedlites (Canon 600 EX-RT); HMI, LED, Tungsten Continuous 5600k JOKER, ARRI, KINOFLOW (Diva & Tegra), LITE PANELS (1x1 Bicolor), LOWEL (200/400 Prime). Light Modifieres for all above (Chimera, Elenchrome, Profoto).

Video Equipment: Zeiss CP.2 Cinema lens series, Marshall HD Monitors, Zacuto should rigs and other accessories. Røde shotgun Mic & Videomic Pro. Senheiser MKE 400 Shoe Mic & wireless lavalier kit. ZOOM H4N audio recorder.

Studio Accessories: Manfrotto, Cartoni, O'Conir tripods, booms, stands, seamless, etc. (DSLR cameras, lenses, audio recorders, continuous/strobe lighting, and all lighting studio accessories).

City Lit Books
Aug 2012 - Feb 2014

• Used previous retail and inventory experience to assist in the opening of an independent bookstore and curating the art, philosophy, Spanish literature, and books in Spanish sections.

• Lead for inventory control including receiving/shipping procedures from local and national publishers; purchase orders, vendor profiles, SKU assignment for consignment products, and tracking wholesale discounts.

• Place orders with distributors for special customer requests and restock on a weekly basis; responsible for opening/closing duties including cash flow, debit/credit transactions, and daily bank deposits.

• I.T. support and content creator for store's website, social media platforms, monthly newsletters, and press releases.  In-house photographer for store events.

• Collaborate with colleagues on bookclubs, author readings, and off site events including magazine publisher Contratiempo's  annual series Poseía en Abríl at the Poetry Foundation and the National Museum of Mexican Art.


Columbia Collge Chicago
2008 - 2011

Bachelors of Arts in Photography, Minor in Latino & Latin American Studies


Sixty Inches From Center
May 19 - 21, 2017

Sixty Inches From Center is a non-profit online arts publication and archiving initiative. The partnership with Harold Washington Library is an ongoing effort to get contemporary Chicago artists and spaces in the Chicago Artist Files which includes over 11,000 artists that has been compiled over the past 70 years. During the three day festival I volunteered at the DIY Archiving, Scanning, and Digitizing Station. Here I taught participants how to scan their ephemera themselves (encouraged) or to drop off materials and scanned and digitized their ephemera for them. As part of a residency with the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events this event took placed at the Chicago Cultural Center.

Photo Archives Intern
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
Summer 2014

Researched and digitized archival photographic materials documenting the MCA's institutional history according to museum standards and best practices. Tasks include: handling and digitizing slides and negatives in various formats, and processing raw scans with Photoshop in order to produce web-ready images. Demonstrated experience with traditional and digital photographic practices, including my background in contemporary art history.

Mural Mosaic Installation Intern
Green Star Movement
Spring/Summer 2013

Worked with high school, middle school, and elementary students of Chicago Public Schools and After School Matters in Chicago's at-risk south and west side neighborhoods. Assisted in the preparations of mural designs, execution, and instruction. Instructed and supervised students on technical skills of the mosaic process while engaging in their artistic visions. Promoted the history, culture, and arts of México & Latin America to students.

Camera Operator
Cinema Libertad
Aug - Dec 2012

Collaborated with director Robert Stockwell, named filmmaker of the year in the Chicago Reader's The People Issue 2014 on location for a feature documentary film. Assembled, prepared, and set up video and audio equipment. Executed camera movements for cinematography, found solutions to technical and logistical problems. Creatively framed and captured action, responded quickly to directions. Burnt in Memory screened at the 2015 Chicago Underground Film Festival


The Propeller Group
June 4, 2016

Naomi Beckwith
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

Kerry James Marshall: Mastry
April 19, 2016

Elizabeth Alexander, Ian AlteveerHelen Molesworth, Dieter Roelstraete
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

The Freedom Principle: Experiments in Art & Music, 1965 to Now
July 11, 2015

Naomi Beckwith, Dieter Roelstraete
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
The University of Chicago Press

Doris Salcedo
Feb 21, 2015

Julie Rodrigues Widholm, Madeleine Grynsztejn
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
The University of Chicago Press

Professional Development

Inter-University Program for Latino Research 5th Biennial LATINO ART NOW! Conference attendee
April 7-9, 2016

University of Illinois at Chicago | Chicago, IL

Visual Resources Association (VRA) Midwest Chapter Conference attendee
March 10-14, 2015

University of Minesota, Twin City | Minneapolis, MN

Metadata for Digitization & Preservation
Feb 3-4, 2016


Archives Preservation
Jan 2016


Codes of Best Practices in Fair Use for the Visual Arts
May 15, 2015


Orphan Works Basics & Best Practices
May 27, 2015


Fair Use in Scholarship
April 10, 2015


Copyright for Digital Projects
Jan 5, 2015

Northeast Document Conservation Center