Staff Spotlight for June 2009: Rebecca Graves & Mathew Stephen

Our Staff Spotlight recipients for June are Rebecca Graves and Mathew Stephen.

Rebecca S. Graves was born in Buffalo, New York and has worked for  MU Libraries for 12 1/2 years.  Currently serving as an Information Services Librarian at the Health Sciences Library, she holds a Bachelors degree in English, a Masters in Library Sciences and is widley travelled and a compulsive reader.

Rebecca and her family have 3 cats named Aisha, Chubby and Nike, plus a dog named Miko.  Rebecca spends her leisure time reading, enjoying the company of family and friends, dancing, bike riding and hiking with the dog.  Her hobbies include reading about history, science and human behavior/anthropology, belly dancing, plants & birds.

Rebecca has difficulty choosing one place in her travels to highlight.  When pressed, she responded “I’m going with Istanbul, Turkey.  It’s such a wonderful blend of East and West, past and present.”

In a movie of her life Rebecca feels she should be portrayed by Jodie Foster.


Mathew Stephen, originally from Alamogordo, New Mexico, works in LTS and has been wtih MU Libraries for 3 1/2 years. He holds a BS in Industrial Engineering.

Mathew assures us that  there is no such thing as leisure time when you have kids.  “The little time I do have I try catching up on the TV shows I don’t have time to watch during the week.”  His biggest hobby is collecting Legos.

Mathew believes the coolest place he has ever visited is Thailand, and that he should be played by Nicolas Cage.  He says he’s “been told I look a little like Nicolas Cage.  Ok, you can stop laughing now.”

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