Resume

Experience

Public History Specialist, Historic London Town and Gardens, Edgewater, MD, April 2019 – Present

      • Planned and executed 10 large living history events per year
      • Created new programs
      • Organized volunteers
      • Organized the Winter Lecture Series
      • Organized efforts to display historically accurate clothing and material culture
      • Filled the position of lead interpreter on weekends
      • Led tours of the site for adults and school children
      • Assisted with rewriting the school tour
      • Assisted with creating an interpretive plan
      • Assisted with collections management

Museum Educator, Historic London Town and Gardens, Edgewater, MD, June 2018 – April 2019

      • Guided school groups
      • Engaged in research and contributed to the development of public programs
      • Interpreted the everyday life of people in an early American town and tavern

Historic Trades Interpreter, Mount Vernon, Mount Vernon, VA, June 2017 – Present

Historic Trades Intern, Mount Vernon, June 2016 – August 2016

      • Interpreted at the Pioneer Farm, Gristmill & Distillery, and Spinning House
      • Demonstrated various historic trades such as spinning, weaving, and dying wool, sewing, picking and harvesting tobacco, dancing, and cooking
      • Engaged in original research, examining the variety of experiences of childhood throughout the estate, as well as researching the clothing of the enslaved at Mount Vernon

Collections Intern, National Park Service, Fredericksburg, VA, September 2018 – December 2018

      • Rehoused artifacts
      • Transcribed documents
      • Conducted a survey of the accession log book and accession folders
      • Implemented housekeeping at the 5 main sites of Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Park

Costume Conservation Intern, National Museum of American History, Washington, DC, June 2017 – August 2017

      • Worked with Sunae Evans at the Smithsonian, creating forms and mounting historic textiles
      • Completed treatment reports, photographed, and refiled objects in the database

Transcriber, Papers of James Monroe, Fredericksburg, VA, June 2016 – May 2018

      • Transcribed historical documents for publication in The Papers of James Monroe
      • 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

Docent, Mary Washington House, Fredericksburg, VA, September 2015 – December 2017

      • Gave tours at the Mary Washington House, detailing the life of our first president’s mother

Education

University of Mary Washington – Fredericksburg Virginia

      • Bachelor of Arts, History and English, 2018
      • Magna Cum Laude
      • Member of the Honors Program, which required completion of higher-level classes, volunteer work, a Capstone project, and civic engagement

Senior Thesis/Capstone Project

      • Wrote “Husbands of the Women’s Movement: James Mott, Theodore Weld, & Henry Stanton” with Dr. Jeffrey McClurken serving as advisor
      • Presented at UMW’s Fall History Symposium

Senior Seminar – Digital History

      • Created the Fredericksburg National Cemetery Website
      • Digitized a Civil War Cemetery register
      • Created an Omeka website with extensive metadata to allow for searchability
      • Mapped the graves in the cemetery

Study Abroad – Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

      • Studied abroad in Milan, Italy for a semester, focusing on literature and fluency in Italian

Skills/Activities

Honors Student Advisory Committee Member, President, September 2014 – May 2018

      • Presided over a committee which acted as a liaison between the UMW Honors students and the faculty

Website Creation

      • Familiar with Timeline JS, Google My Maps, Omeka, and WordPress.
      • Have experience with metadata creation and digitization of historical texts with a Cobra scanner

Seamstress

      • Skilled seamstress, designing and sewing historically accurate clothing
      • Proficient at knitting, embroidery, crocheting, spinning, and weaving

Awards

      • University of Mary Washington Undergraduate 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