As a past graduate of Simmons (GSLIS), I knew first hand the quality of education I would receive if I were accepted in the Phd/LIS program. I felt the program would take my career to the next level. I was pleased when I found out I was accepted! Bette Davis said, "getting old is not for sissies." I think attempting to get a PhD at this stage of my with be both tough and challenging—clearly not for sissies. It is hard work! The hardest work I have ever done in my life academically. I look forward to collaborating with my colleagues in new and exciting research possibilities. I believe archives and the arts blend very nicely and allows me to take these two subjects and apply them to research that excites me. My buzz words are objects, artifacts, tangibility, emotional/ sensorial experience, memory, visual history, and all things non-textual that resonate a story. I want to create, work, teach, and breathe archives.