Carmencita joined the staff of the Graham Institute in July 2008. She has previously worked at ISR, UROP and the Pew Fellows Program. She came to Ann Arbor in 1991 and now considers herself a townie. She enjoys and supports the Michigan Theater, summer festival, art fairs and all things local. She holds an MLS from SUNY @ Geneseo. Before children (B.C.), she was head librarian for a law firm in Chicago and a reference librarian at Northern Illinois University's School of Law, where she trained would-be attorneys basic legal research. She has also been a business reference librarian at the Harvard Business School and the Princeton Labor Institute Library. But her most fun reference experience were when she worked at a public library with questions from patrons that ranged from the mundane ("How long is the nose of the Statue of Liberty?") to the obscure ("Did dinosaurs sleep with their eyes closed?").