Passionate about learning, Ari has obtained a Master's Degree in Library Science along
with a B.S. in both Information Resource Studies and Crime & Delinquency Studies from Emporia State University. Artifacts from
those programs can be found in the following buttons.
Master's of Library Science
Information Resource Studies
Information Resources Studies is an interdisciplinary program which teaches the value of information to society, to organizations, and to individuals. Graduates are prepared to apply information technology in a wide-variety of professional settings.
Crime and Delinquency Studies
Crime & Delinquency studies provides students with a holistic view of crime and delinquency in society and the criminal justice system. Graduates have learned how to use their skills in research and evaluation to examine social issues associated with crime.
This was a semester long Spanish language immersion study abroad program in Murcia, Spain.
My focus at this time was to explore the Spanish language, culture, and history. During
this period I also obtained the necessary life-skills to thrive in a place that
was very different from my home.
With HCC I pursued collegiate level
general education courses while still attending Manhattan High School.
Informal Education encompasses what we learn through our interactions with one another, what we read, and
how we explore the world around us. My formal training as an information professional was
largely shapped by a desire to refine and expand the informal information seeking techniques
that already defined how I approached a lack of knowledge. Tricky to explain, and impossible
to quantify, informal education strengthens and builds on the formal and experiential
education that I have recieved.
For as long as I can remember I have been fascinated by speakers, workshops, and conferences in a wide variety of fields.
At a conservative estimate I've attended over a hundred workshops since 2011 and earned certifications in everything from emergency management to spiritual formation.
I've participated in a breadth of convsersations that include religious work, law enforcment, anti-racism and diversity training, writer's workshops, LGBTQIA
conferences, child abuse prevention, trauma response, camp safety, and community building. In addition to what I always learn
when I present, I am constantly growing from the conversations in the workshops I attend and the hallway
conversations that build on the formal material.
Stone Soup is an information sharing and resource building community based in the 5 College area of Western
Massachusetts. This collective is a collaborative gathering of individuals who form a safe space to have
authentic conversations, broaden perspectives and connect across assorted walks of life. Gatherings are
facilitated by different leaders each week, with a hope of introducing new methods of communicating and
exploring ideas, values, and tools to create a soceity we want to live in.
A life-long bibliophile, Ari is constantly seeking out new things to read that will
challenge their beliefs, increase their tool-kit for community building, or enrich
their imagination and thus preserve their hope of what this world could be.
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