Steering Committee

Ève Bourbeau-Allard, Web Liaison
Ève Bourbeau-Allard is a processing archivist at the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Yale University, and a recent graduate of the University of Michigan’s MSI program. Prior to that, 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.

Rachel Cohen, Blog Coordinator
Rachel Cohen is the Archives & Digital Communications Librarian for Mount Ida College. She holds a MLIS with a concentration in Archives Management from Simmons College. Prior to that, she earned her BA in History and English: Editing, Writing, and Media from Florida State University. She is an active member of the New England Archivists. Personal interests include embroidery, exploring new places, and her dog Eleanor Rigby.

Elena Colón-Marrero, Vice Chair/Chair-Elect
Elena Colón-Marrero is the Digital Processing Archivist at the Computer History Museum. She holds an MSI with specializations in Archives and Records Management and Preservation of Information from the University of Michigan’s School of Information. Elena came to Michigan from Christopher Newport University, where she got her BA in History and Spanish. She is also a member of the Society of California Archivists. In her free time she enjoys playing video games, watching Bravo and The Simpsons, and spending time with her dog and cat.

Heidi Charles, Student Chapter Coordinator
Heidi Charles is a first year MSLIS student at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign with a concentration in Archives and Records Management. She earned a B.A. in History from the University of Arizona. Currently, Heidi is a graduate assistant at the Student Life and Culture Archives and the Vice President of her school’s SAA student chapter.

Brenna Edwards, Student Blog Editor
Brenna Edwards is a second 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).

Rachel Fellman, New Professionals Blog Editor
Rachel Fellman is the Assistant Archivist at the Charles M. Schulz Museum, and was previously an archival student worker at Oregon Health and Science University. She will graduate with her MLS from Emporia State University in late 2018.

Adriana Flores, Secretary
Adriana Flores is the Archivist & Special Collections Librarian at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington. 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.

Emily Kintigh, Steering Committee Member-At-Large
Emily Kintigh is a 2017 graduate of the MLIS degree from the University of Denver. She currently works there as a communications and student services specialist, volunteering as a project archivist for the University archives in her spare time. Emily served as president of her SAA student chapter and is an active member of the Society of Rocky Mountain Archivists.

Amanda Mellinger, 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.

Katie Rojas, Chair
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.

Gayle Schechter, Steering Committee Member-At-Large
Gayle Schechter is a recent graduate of Simmons College where she earned her MS-LIS with a concentration in Archives Management. Currently residing in Boston, Gayle works as the Library Services Assistant for Fenway Libraries Online providing front-line support for library systems and managing FLO’s online presence. She is originally from Rochester, NY where she earned her B.S. in Information Systems and American History from SUNY Empire State College.

Dani Stuchel, Steering Committee Member-At-Large
Dani Stuchel is a second-year MLIS student at the University of Arizona, a Knowledge River scholar, and a graduate assistant at the University of Arizona Special Collections Library. Dani’s current research concerns the presence and impact of plants in archival thought and practice.

Robina Torres, Junior Social Media Coordinator
Robina Torres is a 2017 graduate of University of Texas at Austin’s iSchool where she received an MLIS with a specialization in Archives and Information Management. She is currently contracting at non-profits and with small businesses in San Antonio and surrounding areas to help their companies transition to fully digital workflows as well as helping those with large estates catalog and inventory their items.

Erin Lawrimore, Council Liaison