Symphony Bruce, Resident Librarian at American University, is an educator who works to support first-year students acclimating to their college experience. Largely influenced by her time as a high school English teacher, Symphony believes deeply in the power of relationships and care in the ability to create powerful learning experiences for students and instructors alike. In the classroom, her favorite lessons include critical evaluations of authority and information ecosystems and is developing an interest in digital privacy and safety. Her research interests include information literacy for preservice teachers, care ethics in librarianship, and online education. She earned her MLIS from the University of Missouri in 2017.