San Jose State University



Kristen Cook


Lisa Daulby: Congratulations Kristen! I am so proud and honored to have worked with you!

Catherine Folnovic: Congratulations, Kristen!

Pat Franks: Congratulations, Kristen. It's been a pleasure to work with you. Keep in touch through our MARA Facebook page:

Kristen Cook

The degree of

Master of Archives and Records Administration

Virtual Convocation


Current residence: Ossining, NY, US

I wanted to earn a masters degree because:

I want to be a more effective custodian of the digital objects in my workplace.

While earning my degree, my greatest supporters were:

While earning my degree my husband Vincent was my greatest supporter.

While in the program, I met classmates from:

While in the MARA program my classmates were from a wide variety of industries and geographic locations.

What I liked best about online learning was:

What I liked best about online learning is that it forced me to become a better writer and communicator in our electronic business world. Most communication these days is asynchronous.

What I enjoyed most about my experience at the SJSU School of Information was:

I most enjoyed the sense of real world participation and engagement from my peers and professors.

I plan to use my degree to:

I will use my degree to transition into an operations role that focuses more on the big picture and addresses basic challenges to my organization.

Now that I have completed the program, I'm most looking forward to:

Now that I have completed the MARA program I look forward to continuing my exploration of subjects that are extensions of this foundation work.