My name is Chris and I'm a California native. I grew up in the small farming community of Arvin, California.
After earning an A.A. degree in Liberal Studies, I transferred to California State University Bakersfield where I majored in History. My first thought was to become a high school teacher, but after some encouragement from some of my professors I decided to apply to graduate school and pursue a M.A in History.
My area of specialty is nineteenth century French Antisemitism. While working on my M.A. in history I had the opportunity to conduct research in France at the Bibliothèque nationale. It was a very positive experience and sparked my interest in archives and manuscripts and the library in general.
When I returned from France my graduate work led me to form friendships with the librarians at my university. This experience is what led me to the MLIS program at San Jose State University.
I really enjoy the human interaction that goes on in the library. I have also found that I enjoy the detail involved and the challenge of finding information.