I earned my PhD at the iSchool at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  My research interests and activities include the provision of library services to people in juvenile detentions, jails, and, prisons and the complex political and social systems that surround this work. Previously, I was the project coordinator for Mix IT Up!, an IMLS-funded project that recruits traditionally underrepresented students to work with underserved youth in a variety of settings. I am interested in the incorporation of critical praxis in LIS, in academia as well as in the library.