As the archivist for Chicago Public Media, Kristen is working to catalog and digitize WBEZ’s archival audio.
Prior to joining Chicago Public Media, Kristen worked as the Metadata Librarian at the Loyola University of Chicago Health Sciences Division and a sheet music cataloger at the University of Michigan. Before archives school, Kristen coordinated community engagement for the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.
Kristen studied English and music at the University of Chicago and obtained her MSI from the University of Michigan, where she won an academic award for writing a computer program that analyzed Taylor Swift lyrics. She currently sings in the Apollo Chorus of Chicago.