Steering Committee

Ève Bourbeau-Allard, Web Liaison
Ève Bourbeau-Allard is a second year MSI student in the Archives and Records Management concentration at the University of Michigan. While finishing her studies, she works as a curatorial assistant for the Labadie Collection. She completed a B.A. Honours at McGill University and an MA in early American history at the College of William & Mary, focusing on gender and family history.

Elena Colón-Marrero, Senior Social Media Coordinator
Elena Colón-Marrero is an MSI student at the University of Michigan’s School of Information. She is specializing in Archives and Records Management and Preservation of Information. Elena came to Michigan from Christopher Newport University, where she got her BA in History and Spanish.

Adrienne Duris, Student Chapter Coordinator
Adrienne Duris is a student at the University of Pittsburgh pursuing her Master’s Degree in Archives and Information Science. She will graduate in August 2017. Prior to enrolling at Pitt, Adrienne taught special education for 17 years in Atlanta, GA.

Brenna Edwards, Student Blog Editor
Brenna Edwards is a first year MSLS student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, with a focus in archives and records management and an interest in performing art archives. She works in the Southern Historical Collection in Wilson Library at UNC as a graduate research assistant. Brenna has a BS in Web Design with a minor in theatre from Tennessee Tech University, and is originally from Tennessee. Aside from work, she enjoys reading, crafting, and going to the theatre (both movie and theatrical).

Adriana Flores, Secretary
Adriana Flores is the Assistant Archivist for Acquisitions at Boston University’s Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center. She graduated with her MLIS from Simmons College, with a concentration in Archives Management. Currently, Adriana is a contributor for SNAP’s “Year in the Life” blog series and Issues & Advocacy’s “Archivist on the Issues,” blog series.

Lauren Gaylord, Blog Coordinator
Lauren Gaylord is an archivist at Pixar Animation Studios, focusing on processing the backlog and making collections more digitally accessible to the studio. She graduated with her MSIS from the iSchool at the University of Texas at Austin in 2015, but spent many years prior to that working in various archives and special collections. Lauren was Vice President of her SAA student chapter and is also active in the Society of California Archivists.

Kelly Kietur, Chair
Kelly Kietur is an archivist at a private archive in the metro Detroit area. She received a BA in Slavic Studies, a master’s in Library and Information Science, and a graduate certificate in Archival Administration all from Wayne State University in Detroit.

Emily Kintigh, New Professionals Blog Editor
Emily Kintigh will graduate this June with her MLIS degree from the University of Denver in Colorado, where she currently works as a communications and student services specialist at DU, volunteering for the University archives (and now SNAP!) in her spare time. Her passion is archives, specifically digital preservation and digital forensics, though she still goes wild at the sight of old letters and musty books. Between a grad program, a full-time job, and volunteering, Emily doesn’t have much time for hobbies but when she does she loves reading, writing, cooking,traveling, and obsessing over history.

Katherine Madison, Steering Committee Member-At-Large
Kate Madison is the Contract Processing Archivist at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Anthropological Archives. She holds at BA from Carleton College, an MA in early American history from the College of William & Mary, and an MLIS with a specialization in archives from the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Information Sciences. Her professional interests include academic and museum archives, archival advocacy, and respectful archival representation.

Amanda Mellinger, Junior Social Media Coordinator
Amanda Mellinger is a 2017 graduate of San Jose State University’s iSchool where she received an MLIS with a concentration in Archives and Records Management. She currently works as an Assistant Archivist at the LaGuardia and Wagner Archives in New York City where she focuses on processing and digitization of Queens local history. Amanda served as Secretary of SJSU’s SAA student chapter during graduate school and is a member of The Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York.

Nicholas Piontek, Steering Committee Member-At-Large
Nicholas Piontek is a Digital Asset Manager for Quicken Loans currently living in Oak Park, Michigan. At work he adds metadata to a variety of multimedia digital assets. He is a recent Master of Science in Information graduate from the University of Michigan School of Information, where he specialized in Archives & Records Management, and he earned his Bachelor of Arts in History from Michigan State University. While attending graduate school, Nick served as an elected officer of the student chapter of the Society of American Archivists and in his undergraduate days he was a member of the fencing club team.

Katie Rojas, Vice Chair/Chair-Elect
Katie Rojas is the Manuscripts Archivist at The University of Texas at San Antonio. She holds an MLIS with a concentration in Archives from The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a BA in Anthropology from The University of Texas at Austin. Prior to working for UTSA, she worked in local government archives and as a history teacher. She is also a member of the Society of Southwest Archivists. Personal interests include art, music, running long distances, trying new foods, and her two cats.

Erin Lawrimore, Council Liaison