Meet the Consultants

Our trained research consultants are great resources to utilize as your work on your research papers. Learn more about them below!

Jackie (she/her)

Hi! My name is Jackie, and I’m from Richmond, Virginia. I studied music at Clarke University in Dubuque, Iowa, and now I am a grad student in the iSchool pursuing a Library and Information Science degree. I love musicals, squirrels, cartoons, and Christmas, but I’m down to talk about whatever interests you! I’m really passionate about helping folks achieve their goals and being a support for people.

Language: English

 

 

 

Loida

I am currently a graduate student earning my Master’s in library science! I earned a bachelor’s in Spanish and Philosophy. I currently work at the Library where I help answer research questions from the UIUC community! In my free time I enjoy going on walks with my dog and reading fantasy novels. I’m looking forward to helping you with all your research needs!

 

 

 

 

Danny (he/him)

I am a MS of Library and Information Sciences student and love working one-on-one with students to meet their research needs. I graduated from SUNY Purchase with a BA in Media Studies and have a background in film and music production. My personal research interests include cultural histories, collective imagination, and the sociology of technology. I look forward to working with you at any stage of your research this semester!

 

 

 

 

Uyen

Hello there! I’m Uyen, and ‘m an international student from Vietnam, but I’ve been in the US for a while now. I have a B.A. in International Relations, French Transnational Studies, and Visual Material Culture. Currently a Graduate student at the School of Information Sciences, I’m interested in different aspects of information management and research information services. Outside UIUC, I enjoyed playing video games, crocheting, and spending way too much time with my roommate’s cat. I look forward to working with you on the research process this semester!

Languages: Vietnamese (fluent), English (fluent), French (fluent), and Spanish (reading)

 

 

 

Isabela (she/her)

Hello, hello! My name is Isabela, and I’m a graduate student at the iSchool studying Library and Information Sciences. I studied Creative Writing (Major) and Chemistry (Minor) at Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois. My personal research interests include graphic novels and accessibility, color blindness technology, and sense of belonging in libraries. Outside of school, my hobbies include reading graphic novels, baking, and playing video games. I also speak, read, and write fluent Brazilian Portuguese. I look forward to meeting you and helping you with your research!

 

 

 

 

Andrea

Hello! I’m a graduate student at the iSchool studying Library and Information Science. Before starting grad school, I got my bachelor’s in History (with minors in Spanish and Sociology) at DePaul University in Chicago. As a History major, I did a lot of reading, analytical and argumentative writing, and research. Aside from my background in history, I absolutely love reading fiction in my free time! I can also speak, read, and write in Spanish. I look forward to meeting and helping you!

 

 

 

 

Ari

Hello! My name is Ari, and I’m a graduate student in Library Science at the iSchool. In my previous life, I received my Associates in Arts from McHenry County College and my Bachelor’s in English here at UIUC! I have a background in music and the performing arts, as well as literature. When I’m not in class or at the library, I love playing my Celtic harp, petting my very fat cat, and reading fantasy novels. I can’t wait to help with whatever questions you may have, wherever you are in your process!
Languages: English, American Sign Language

 

 

 

Easton (he/they)

Hi y’all! My name is Easton. I’m a graduate student at the iSchool and work in the Main Library. Before coming to UIUC, I lived in Florida where I graduated from UF with my Bachelor’s in Medical Anthropology and Gender and Sexuality Studies. Outside of school and work, I really love writing personal essays, watching sitcoms and reality tv, and creating art. I look forward to helping you with your research!

 

 

 

Jenni

Hello! My name is Jenni, and I am a graduate student of the iSchool with aspirations to work at a public library outreach program for first-generation students. I studied at Carleton College where I majored in English and minored in Spanish. I am a native Spanish speaker, but I have also studied the language formally and am familiar with the various dialects. I worked at Barnes and Noble for many years while attending school, so I am very passionate about working with the bare minimum to find exactly what my patron is looking for. Reach out to me for book, tea, and research recommendations!

 

 

 

Brian
I’m a graduate student at the iSchool, where I study library and information science. My background is primarily in writing and editing. I was a copy editor for a while, and I recently completed an MFA in creative writing. I enjoy researching any and all topics and look forward to working with you on any research question that you might have.