2020 James M. Matarazzo Rising Star
I am a Records Management Specialist, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Liaison, and Information/Configuration Management Engineer (I/CME) on behalf of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) at the California Institute of Technology's (Caltech's) Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). I work in the Records and Archives Group (319G) of the Enterprise and Information Systems Engineering Section, primarily focused on the preservation, digitization, disposition, and management of paper and electronic records. My work crosses the boundary of both Records and Archival policy and administration, as well as knowledge capture/management and information/configuration management engineering.
I have earned a Master's in Library and Information Sciences, as well as an Advanced Certificate in Strategic Management of Digital Assets and Services programs, with an emphasis in Digital Assets Management, from San Jose State University's (SJSU) School of Information (iSchool). Prior to, I earned a Bachelors of Arts in History and Minor in Anthropology from the College of Humanities and Social (HSS) Sciences at the California State University, Fullerton (CSUF).
I am an active member of several professional organizations, as well as a resource for multiple student organizations that I participated with in my undergraduate and graduate programs. Through SJSU, I am a member of the Beta Phi Mu (Library and Information Science) and Phi Kappa Phi (Non-Disciplinary) Honor Societies for academic excellence. Through CSUF, I was inducted into the Phi Alpha Theta (History) and Lambda Alpha (Anthropology) National Honors Societies, and published my first paper, "December 8, 1941 Is Forgotten: How Pearl Harbor Became A Solitary Event" in the "2016 Welebaethan: A Journal of History."