About a year ago, I did an informational interview with a friend of a friend. We connected on LinkedIn shortly after, and I did a basic follow-up "thanks for meeting with me" email, but we haven't had any contact since then.
I'm now planning to apply to a position in the same department she worked in when I met her (she has already moved to a different organization), and I'd like to email her to ask if she has any tips for my application or if I can mention to interviewers that I spoke with her to show that I have a bit of knowledge about the position. I'm concerned that she won't recognize my name or remember speaking with me, so I'm considering including a brief reintroduction in the beginning of the email
Hello Dr. Smith, You may remember meeting with me for an informational interview last year as part of one of my doctoral classes at X State University. I'm reaching out today because I noticed an open position at Organization Y and am planning to apply. I was wondering if you had any recommendations..."
But if she does remember meeting with me, will this reintroduction be insulting or awkward?