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2015, Ph.D., Art History | Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ | Specialization: Nineteenth-Century French Art and Gender Studies
2012, M.A., Art History | Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ
2008, B.A., majors: Art History and French, minor: Women’s Studies | Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH | Summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Departmental Honors in Art History
AmeriCorps Member, Ohio History Service Corps, Oberlin Heritage Center (2015-present)
Outreach Chair - Board of Directors, Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN) Cleveland (2016-present)
Fellow, PreDoctoral Leadership Development Institute, Rutgers University Center for Organizational Development and Leadership (2012-2014)
Free-lance Bibliography Updates for selected 18th and 19th Century Artist Entries, Benezit Dictionary of Artists. New York: Oxford Art Online (2013-2014)
Co-Editor, volume 27, Rutgers Art Review, a journal of graduate research in Art History. (published May 2012)
Editorial Board Member, volumes 26, 28, and 29, Rutgers Art Review (2008-2012)
Curatorial Intern, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (Fall 2007)
Curatorial Intern, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC (Summer 2007)
- Expository Writing, Rutgers University Writing Program (2012-2014)
- Art in Europe, 1848-1910, Rutgers University, Department of Art History (2012)
- Knowledge and Power: Issues in Women's Leadership, Rutgers University, Department of Women's and Gender Studies (2012)
- Supervision of Art History Undergraduate Honors Thesis Seminar (2011-2012)
- Teaching Assistant for Art History survey courses, Rutgers University, Department of Art History (2010-2011)
Accessibility Assessment – Oberlin Heritage Center, 2016
Researched best practices for accessibility in museum buildings and educational programs; assessed current OHC operations against those best practices; produced a written Accessibility Assessment that provided recommendations and a timeline for future improvements.
Library Inventory – Lakewood Historical Society, 2016-2017
Inventoried all library materials, noting condition and location; cross-checked inventory records with collections database; entered call numbers into sharable spreadsheet to increase access to library.
Recruiting and Training Collections Volunteers – Vermilion Area Archival Society, 2016-2017
Wrote volunteer job description used to recruit 7 new volunteers; trained volunteers in data entry using a collections management database; volunteers contributed approximately 85 hours of work by the end of June 2016.
Squarespace Website Design - Brownhelm Historical Association, 2016-2017
Set up and designed www.brownhelmhistory.org using Squarespace templates; assisted with uploading and maintaining content; linked website to Facebook and Constant Contact e-mail account; trained a BHA officer to manage website to ensure future sustainability.
Tour Research and Writing – Lorain Historical Society, 2017
Examined current tour script to determine pathways for research; conducted research in Lorain’s libraries and archives on family and local industrial history; drafted a new narrative tour script with discussion prompts for implementation with LHS docents
Program Evaluations and Audience Analysis – Cleveland Grays Armory Museum, 2017
Facilitated discussions about who constitutes the museum’s audience and how to reach them; consulted in the development of post-tour evaluations and how to collect and analyze data to develop the museum’s visitor experience
Development of Historical Council of Medina County – 2016
Consulted on the development of the Historical Council of Medina County, which brings 17+ historical organizations together to share resources and advocate for their interests; assisted with the planning and publicity for their signature county-wide event, now called Dandelion Drive, including designing the event logo in Canva.
Sponsorship Policy Development – Oberlin Heritage Center, 2015-2016
Researched best practices for seeking sponsorships; drafted a list of best practices to circulate to staff and board members; drafted museum’s Sponsorship Policy to guide implementation; consulted with Executive Director as first sponsorships were sought in 2016-17.
Docent Manual Creation – Brunswick Area Historical Society, 2015
Researched best practices for tour guide manuals; drafted policies and procedures for operating the museum and being an effective guide; edited previous tour script to increase story-telling opportunities.