Alumni spotlight: Steven Dibelius

Steven Debelius headshot

Steven Dibelius, MSI ‘11
Digital Records Management Officer, International Monetary Fund
Washington, D.C.

Before UMSI

Before coming to UMSI, Steven worked as a deployment engineer for the University of Rochester Libraries and as a software engineer at BlueTie, Inc. He earned his bachelor’s degree in information technology at Rochester Institute of Technology.

Steven’s UMSI experience

Steven was very involved at UMSI as a student representative on the School of Information Curriculum Committee and as a student liaison of the School of Information Student Association. In addition to completing an internship with the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, Steven also volunteered for a one-week internship at the National Archives and Records Administration during his Alternative Spring Break, where he developed the first draft of the business transformation plan for the Holdings Protection Team.

After UMSI

After graduating from UMSI, Steven accepted an associate engineer position at MicroLink, LLC, in northern Virginia, where he worked as a federal government consultant. In 2013, he accepted a digital records management officer position at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington, D.C. Steven manages the electronic systems used to track physical and electronic records at the IMF.

“Understanding how to integrate the IMF’s policies with staff needs and technology constraints is crucial to my success,” he said. “UMSI taught me how to analyze and balance all of those requirements.”