Ms. Copp graduated from California State University, Long Beach with B.A. and M.A. degrees in English. Additionally, she received her Master of Library and Information Science degree from The University of California, Los Angeles. Ms. Copp has worked as a librarian at The University of Washington, Johns Hopkins University, Occidental College, UC Irvine, The U.S. Naval Academy, and The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. She has been active in the American Library Association throughout her career and has published work on information literacy and collection development.