Regan Sommer McCoy is an NYC-based curator, community archivist, and arts administrator. She is the Chief Curator of The Mixtape Museum, an initiative that encourages the research, archiving, preservation, and data analysis of mixtapes. Her mixtape scholarship has been supported by appointments with Columbia University, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, The Alliance for Media Arts and Culture, and a 2022 research grant from the Association for Recorded Collections (ARSC). Sommer is currently a consultant to the Black Beauty Archive and the Museum of Pop Culture’s Hip-Hop Collection and is on staff at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in Creative Social Impact. Her most recent article, “Mixtape Memories: Hip-Hop Community and Culture at NYC’s Mixtape Museum” appears in The ARSC Journal (2021).