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About

Hey, there! I am an upcoming graduate from the MSIS program at the University of Texas at Austin’s iSchool, interested in libraries, digital humanities and classics.

Born and raised in San Antonio, I graduated from UT Austin in 2012 with degrees in Latin and History. Shortly after, I became a fifth grade Latin teacher and began working as a research assistant on a digital classics project for the Quantitative Criticism Lab.

Currently an Ask-a-Librarian GRA, I assist students, faculty, staff and researchers by providing reference help at the Perry Castañeda Library desk, and via email and chat. I am fueled by my passion to help others feel comfortable navigating the 21st century information overload.

As an active member of the UT Libraries’ Diversity Action Committee (DAC), I advocate for increased diversity and inclusivity in libraries and archives. Recently, I have co-organized a discussion group on race and machine learning as well as curated a scholarly exhibit on diversity in science fiction. By not just talking about promoting diversity and inclusivity in libraries for patrons and employees, I ensure that these ideas are put into practice through collaborative projects and community engagement.

Outside of the libraries, you can find me seeing movies at the AFS Cinema, playing the drums, watching live music, traveling or petting my dog Auggie until he grumbles at me for more attention.

Want to work together? I’d love to hear from you! Reach out to acasarez@utexas.edu to connect.