I am a PhD candidate at the iSchool at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  My research interests and activities include the provision of library services to youth in juvenile detention and the complex political and social systems that surround this work (especially the gendered, racialized, and ability-centric systems that affect youth and their overlap with publishing). 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.