Donelle holds a Master of Information Studies from Victoria University of Wellington, a BA Honours in English (Digital Humanities) from University of Canterbury, a BA in English and Art History from the University of Auckland, and a Diploma of Publishing from the New Zealand Institute of Business Studies.
Donelle’s research has been recognised with several awards and scholarships, including a Trinity Term Scholarship at Oxford University. During her time at Oxford she got up close and personal with the crowd’s contributions to the original Oxford English Dictionary, and gatecrashed the project launch of What’s the Score at the Bodleian? where she discovered the wonderful world of crowdsourcing cultural heritage.
Donelle is based at University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand.