Renee Walsh is a Graduate Student at Simmons College of Library and Information Science, where she will receive her M.S. in December of 2016. Prior to studying at Simmons College, Renee studied French and Francophone Literature, with a focus on writers of Middle Eastern and North African origin. Renee hopes to use her background in cultural studies to help others disseminate, appreciate, and explore cultural heritage in the digital realm. Her research at MIT is focusing on how VR can improve access to and the exploration of library materials.