Current Executive Board

Chair – Chris Reynolds

Webmaster 2023 Chris Reynolds

Hi all! My name is Christine Reynolds, but I go by Chris. This is my last year in the MLIS program and I’m excited to be coordinating the ASIS&T student chapter team! I received my undergrad degree in studio art from UC Santa Cruz, where I worked a lot with digital media, animation, and games. Before that, I worked as a pastry cook for 5 years in a high-volume kitchen. So far learning and exploring the opportunities in the Library and Information Science realm has been really fulfilling. I love learning about new technologies and processes used in academic libraries and archives.

Vice Chair – Ronna Del Rosario

Hi there! My name is Ronna Del Rosario, and I am a special session student in the Informatics program. As I’d like to combine my background in nursing with my budding interest in technology, I am eager to explore courses in the Health Career Pathway. I am also interested in UX/UI Design, especially in finding ways to create easily navigable and simple-to-use features for users. When not working or studying, you will most likely find me spending time with family and friends, reenergizing with boba at a local tea shop, practicing my coding skills, cuddling with my rabbit, watching anime, or unwinding with a good read – whether manga, webcomic, or a cozy book. I am excited to connect with you and get to know you better!

Secretary – Chrissy

Hello, my name is Chrissy. I right now I am the EC Assistant. I am in the MLIS program, and I am interested in metadata. (Which is data about data, not the object that the data is describing!) I decided to join ASIS&T because I wanted to find community and I found a nice group of people. ASIS&T stands for Association for Information Science And Technology, and you don’t have to be that good at technology to have an interest in ASIS&T. In my picture I’m holding my grumpy cat Mai, who would rather be chasing squirrels then being held.

Assistant Secretary – Kay Lee

Hello, all! I’m not following any pathway suggested by iSchool, but I am more interested in the non-traditional LIS classes and professions. I became more interested in pursuing knowledge management and technology during the height of COVID-19, after becoming aware of the disconnect people were experiencing while working in human social services. I first joined SJSU ASIS&T as a general member and now I’ve recently taken on the role of Chair. I have ideas to help make this student chapter fun for all of us. Some of my pastimes include spending the day at Disneyland, doing urban hikes while exploring cities, and trying out new restaurants.

Alumna – Cathi Okamura


Hi! My name is Catherine, but I usually go by Cathi. I am originally from southern California, went to school in central California, and lived in the Bay Area when I started my career in engineering. My partner and I moved up to the Seattle area and apparently we’re establishing a pattern of moving north every few years! Jokes aside, we love it in Washington and aren’t planning to move anytime soon. Outside of school, my hobbies include trying new foods, hiking, and learning languages.

While my education and work experience are in engineering, I am passionate about library and information science and how information professionals can bridge the gaps in research and knowledge. ASIS&T’s values include knowledge sharing, lifelong learning, diversity and inclusion which are all extremely important values in my life. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions about ASIS&T!

Faculty Advisor – Dr. Sandra Hirsh

Dr Sandra Hirsh

Sandra Hirsh is a Professor and the former Director of the School of Library and Information Science at San José State University. After 10 years as the Director of the iSchool, Dr. Hirsh took a job as the associate dean for academics with the College of Professional and Global Education (CPGE) at San José State University. She served as the President of ASIS&T in 2015, starting her term as President-Elect in 2014. Prior to joining the School as Director, she worked in Silicon Valley for more than a decade at major technology companies: Hewlett Packard and Microsoft. As an industry user experience researcher, leader, and manager, she contributed to R&D research projects and influenced the user experience of web, mobile, and TV consumer products resulting in 5 U.S. patents. She was previously an assistant professor at the University of Arizona, and has taught courses for San José State University and the University of Washington. Dr. Hirsh’s research focuses on information-seeking behavior and understanding the information needs of a broad spectrum of users in the United States and around the world; this work has been published in peer-reviewed journals and has appeared in international conference proceedings.