MLIS & CARST, Louisiana State University
Daena Jean Carrillo returned to LSU to pursue her doctorate after graduating in 2019 from the School of Library and Information Sciences (SLIS). Daena received a Master of Library and Information Sciences (MLIS) degree and the Graduate Certificate in Archival Studies (CARST). Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Daena spent 15 years in Atlanta, Georgia raising her four daughters. While there, she worked on projects with the Breman Museum and as a project archivist with the Atlanta History Museum.
Daena’s doctoral studies in the Doctor of Design in Cultural Preservation program is geared towards Archival Studies. She is also pursuing a dual degree in Environmental Sciences. Her area of focus and interest lies in the preservation of community-based archives from the threat of climate change in coastal Louisiana. Daena is passionate about preservation work filling historical gaps and facilitating accessibility to information. She looks forward to the journey alongside other archivists and scientists in making an impact on climate change work.