Resume

Download a PDF copy of my CV: gitlab.com/VickySteeves/cv/blob/master/original/vicky-cv.pdf

Interests

Data management, reproducibility, labour theory, digital preservation, digital archiving, database management, web development, animal care, music, and creative writing.

Skills

  • Platforms: Microsoft Windows, and Ubuntu Linux
  • Programming Languages: Java, C, C++, Objective C, Python, R, Perl, PHP, SQL, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, XML, and Praat
  • Library Standards: MARC, Dublin Core, DACS, EAD, and RDF

Simmons College Boston, MA, USA

Master of Library and Information Science August 2014

GPA: 3.85
Research Opportunities

Small World Project. Research done accompanying Dr. Kathy Wisser, March-June 2014. I provided software analysis using Gephi, a data visualization software, on researchers' social network analysis of historical relationships between literary figures.

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Information Technology May 2013

GPA: 3.75
Honours Thesis: Computational Linguistic Approach to Inflection in Human Speech and Difference in Meaning
Study Abroad: Celtic Studies, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland, Summer 2012
Research Opportunities
  • "A Computational Linguistics Approach to Inflection and Difference in Meaning". Research completed accompanying Dr. Nanette Veilleux, August 2012-August 2013.
  • "No Place To Go: A Discussion on LGBTQ Youth Homelessness in Boston" Research completed as a part of the Simmons World Challenge, January 2011
Activities:
  • Honours Program: Participant 2010-2013
  • CS-Math Liaison: President 2012-2013; Treasurer 2011-2012
  • Simmons College LGBTQA Alliance: President 2012-2013; Treasurer 2011-2012; Political Activism Chair 2010-2011
  • Simmons College SciFi and Fantasy Club: Founder and Participant 2010-2013
  • Simmons World Challenge: Participant January 2012
Honours and Achievements:
  • College of Arts and Sciences Dean's Fellow Award; 2013-2014
  • The Computer Science Award, given for academic excellence in comp sci; 2013
  • Collaborative Research Experience for Undergraduates, $15,000 research grant, given to encourage women in the STEM fields to complete research studies in their field, 2012-2013
  • Alumnae Endowed Scholarship; 2012-2013
  • Simmons College Grant, given to aid in research costs for field research; 2012-2013
  • Bowker Award for Travel, given to undergraduates who demonstrate academic excellence while completing studies abroad; Summer 2012
  • Independant Order of Oddfellows Scholarship, 2010-2013
  • President Merit Scholarship, given to students whose academic achievement and personal qualities indicate they will perform to the highest academic level, 2010-2013
  • Simmons College 3-1 Program, where students complete an undergraduate degree in three years and a master's degree in one year, first participant; 2010-present
  • Simmons College Dean's List, 2010-2013
  • United Pilgrimage for Youth, sponsored participant; Summer 2009

Visiting Professor
Pratt Institute

Librarian for Research Data Management and Reproducibility
New York University

  • August 2015-present
  • Dual appointment between NYU Division of Libraries and NYU Center for Data Science
  • Provide instructional and consultation services in RDM and reproducibility to faculty and advanced students
  • Advise researchers on how to meet the data management and open data requirements of publishers and federal funding agencies
  • Moore/Sloan Data Science Environment team member; Reproducibility Working Group member and Libraries Working Group member
  • Assist in efforts to design a data repository and storage infrastructure for researchers at the University.

Adjunct Professor
Simmons College

  • 2017 - 2018
  • Taught database management online for the School of Information and Library Science. Fall 2017 & Spring 2018

Interim Program Coordinator Metropolitan New York Library Council

  • June 2015-July 2015; December 2015-May 2016
  • Day-to-day coordinator of METRO’s National Digital Stewardship Residency in New York (NDSR-NY) program
  • Contribute to project planning, communications, documentation, evaluations, outreach, and help maintain the program’s web presence and online platforms.
  • Plan, organize, and help run NDSR-affiliated events, meetings, and workshops.
  • Serve as a representative and contact for NDSR-NY program in collaboration with host institutions, NDSR residents and Library of Congress and NDSR-Boston program staff.

National Digital Stewardship Resident American Museum of Natural History

  • September 2014-May 2015
  • See my NDSR application video here!
  • Survey the Science divisions to better understand their data storage, curation, and preservation needs.
  • Identify existing practices and policies for integrated data storage, access, and management.
  • Recommend strategies to digitally preserve the scientific research at the AMNH.

Archives Intern Sasaki Associates

  • January 2014-April 2014
  • Process historical architectural material and write the accompanying finding aid.
  • Create records for each collection processed and catalogue them in Koha ILS.

Dean's Fellow for Technology Simmons College

  • September 2013-June 2014
  • Manage social media technology for undergraduate science departments.
  • Generate interest in STEM at Simmons through social media outreach to alumnae, current students, and prospective students, through working on content creation with faculty.

Technical Resource Assistant Simmons College

  • September 2013-June 2014
  • Provide technical instruction to students, staff, and faculty at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS).
  • Troubleshoot hard/software issues within GSLIS for students, staff, and faculty.

Contracted Web Developer IES Technical Sales

  • May 2013-September 2013
  • Update the company website, developing and implementing design and operational upgrades.
  • Assess and adapt to changing client needs through the development and deployment phase.

Tutor in Computer Science Simmons College

  • September 2012-2013
  • Provide one-on-one tutoring for students in computer science classes.
  • Lead group study sessions for upcoming evaluations, tests, and projects.

Campus Representative Tutors For All

  • January 2012-May 2012
  • Enhance Tutors for All's social media pages through graphic design work and constant updating.
  • Generate new leads among college campus populations through social media outreach.

Teacher's Assistant in Computer Science Simmons College

  • 2011-2013
  • Create classwork, homework, and quizzes for students to complete.
  • Grade students' work and report these grades to the instructor.

Lab Monitor for Computer Science Laboratory Simmons College

  • 2011-2013
  • Assist students with troubleshooting soft/hardware issues.
  • Repair and maintain computers in the computer science laboratory.

Server Not Your Average Joe's

  • May 2011-August 2014
  • Communicate positively and effectively with guests and coworkers.
  • Assimilate guest information rapidly while anticipating guests' needs.

Lead Tutor Tutors For All

  • September 2010-May 2011
  • Mentor and lead a group of tutors, including reviewing and editing their lesson plans and progress reports.
  • Evaluate student performance with progress reports and communicate that progress to their guardians.

Choreographer Cape Ann Community Theatre

  • March 2010-June 2010
  • Choreograph dance routines for the musical "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying."
  • Teach these routines to performers and provide dance direction throughout rehearsal process.

Page/Librarian's Assistant Hamilton-Wenham Regional Public Library

  • September 2009- August 2010
  • Re-shelve library materials after patrons have returned them.
  • Remain flexible and assist librarians in their various projects around the library.

Instructor & Camp Counselor Safe Harbor Tang Soo Do

  • May 2005-September 2009
  • Teach a one-hour martial arts class for students ages 4-13, of all ranks, every morning.
  • Lead the students in activities daily including arts and crafts, athletic activities, and many others.