Resume

Experience

Collections Intern, Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Park
Fall, 2018 – Present
Rehoused artifacts, transcribed documents, conducted a survey of the accession log book and accession folders, implemented housekeeping at the 5 main sites, and assisted with miscellaneous curatorial tasks.

Visitor Associate, Historic Ships in Baltimore
Fall, 2018 – Present
Engaged visitors, ran public programs, and maintained various ships whose cumulative service ranges from the 1850’s through the 1970’s.

Museum Educator, Historic London Town and Gardens
Summer, 2018 – Present
Guided school groups, created programming, and interpreted the everyday life of people in an early American town and tavern.

James Monroe Intern, Papers of James Monroe
Fall, 2017
Created an online exhibit on James Monroe’s Tour of the Chesapeake, performing original research using Monroe’s personal papers as well as various newspapers, journals, and memoirs.

Costume Conservation Intern, National Museum of American History
Summer, 2017

Worked with Sunae Evans at the Smithsonian, creating forms and mounting historical textiles and clothing.  Completed treatment reports, photographed, and refiled objects in the database. Researched and rehoused garments for the Collections Department.

Historic Trades Interpreter, Mount Vernon
Summer, 2017 – Present
Historic Trades Intern, Mount Vernon
Summer, 2016
Interpreted at the Pioneer Farm and Gristmill & Distillery, discussing slave life at George Washington’s Mount Vernon.  Demonstrated various activities such as spinning wool, sewing, dancing, and cooking.

Transcriber, Papers of James Monroe
Summer 2016 – Spring, 2018
Transcribed historical documents for publication in The Papers of James Monroe.

Docent, Mary Washington House                                                         
Fall, 2015 – Winter, 2018
Gave tours at the Mary Washington House, detailing the life of our first president’s mother.

Education
University of Mary Washington – Fredericksburg, Virginia
Class of 2018
Magna Cum Laude
Major: History and English Double Major
Honors Scholar

Senior Thesis/Capstone Project
“Husbands of the Women’s Movement: James Mott, Theodore Weld, & Henry Stanton”
Advised by Dr. Jeffrey McClurken
Presented at UMW’s Fall 2017 History Symposium

Senior Seminar – Digital History
Created the Fredericksburg National Cemetery Website
Advised by Dr. Jeffrey McClurken

Study Abroad – Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
Studied abroad in Milan, Italy for a semester, focusing on literature and improving fluency in Italian.

Skills/Activities
Honors Student Advisory Committee Member, President
2014 – 2018
Presided over a committee which acts as a liaison between the UMW Honors students and the faculty.

Website Creation
Familiar with Timeline JS, Google My Maps, Omeka, and Wordpress.  Has experience with CSV files and Microsoft Excel, metadata creation, and digitization of historical texts with a Cobra scanner.

Seamstress
Skilled seamstress, designing and sewing historically accurate clothing.  Proficient at knitting, embroidery, and crocheting.

Awards
University of Mary Washington Women’s and Gender Studies Research Forum Presenter 2016, 2018
University of Mary Washington Fall 2017 History Symposium Presenter
University of Mary Washington 2014 Student Writing Contest Winner
University of Mary Washington Deans’ List, all semesters
National Society of Collegiate Scholars
Phi Alpha Theta National History Honors Society Member
Recipient of the following Merit Scholarships: Paul and Judith A. Dresser Scholarship, UMW Study Abroad Scholarship, UMW Internship Scholarship, Illinois Police Association Scholarship