Brown University - MA, 2012
Masters in Public Humanities from the John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage

Guilford College - BA, 2009
Major: History (with honors)
Minors: Peace & Conflict Studies and Community Studies
Certificate: Interdisciplinary Leadership for Social Change

  • Study Abroad:
    • 2007 - London, UK, Foundation for International Education
      *included internship with The Foundling Museum
    • 2004 - Ireland and Northern Ireland, Experiment in International Living
  • Skills and Expertise:
    Photoshop, InDesign, audio recording and transcription, grant writing, integrated social media strategies, basic HTML and CMS, Final Cut Pro, iMovie, Microsoft Office Suite, RaisersEdge/Blackbaud and crowd funding platforms




Outreach, Public History Education, & Communication Experience

Rhode Island Council for the Humanities - Development & Communications Officer (2016 - Present)

  • Plan and implement a comprehensive fundraising program
  • Produce and disseminate a variety of marketing, communications, and advocacy materials
  • With a focus on relationship-building, collaboration, and case-making, I work to advance strategic fundraising and communications goals to cultivate and engage constituents, develop the Council’s resources, and make the case for the impact of the public humanities and the Council. 
I firmly believe that our understanding of the past directly impacts our successes today and in the future. We have much to learn from each other and the key to engagement in the public humanities lies in valuing diverse perspectives, honoring experiences, and enjoying the roles we all play in forming the larger picture. By investing in the public humanities we are building a culture of philanthropy which values our collective experiences and cultural heritage.

Victoria Mansion - Development & Communications Coordinator (2015 - 2016)

  • Maintain electronic and paper donor records using GiftWorks to process acknowledgement letters from Executive Director and Development Director, stewarding donors based on levels
  • Collaborate with staff from all departments to prepare routine communications for members and donors for monthly email newsletter and other print and social media mediums
  • Support the planning and execution of development events

Pejepscot Historical Society - Museum Services Manager (2015 - 2016)

  • Assist with day-to-day operations of the Pejepscot Museum and Research Center, Skolfield-Whittier House, and Joshua L. Chamberlain Museum
  • Manage and train volunteer corps of 40+ individuals between three sites
  • Collaborate with Executive Director on strategic communications and development priorities, including management of the Society's membership communications with 400+ supporters

Brewster Academy - Advancement Writer (2012 - 2015)

  • Collaboratively directed Annual Fund appeal design process including print, web, video, and e-appeals to all constituent groups helping to exceed $950,000 annual fundraising goal
  • Authored and designed capital campaign and alumni relations materials using Adobe suite
  • Managed grant application and stewardship process
  • Creatively directed social media presence of office in coordination with marketing team
  • Organized, cataloged, and protected archive materials

Chicago History Museum - School and Teacher Programs Intern (2011)

  • Researched and developed concepts for middle and high school group exhibit experiences
  • Managed week-long outreach initiative at Chicago’s Millennium Park Family Fun Festival
  • Supported Education Department programs including teacher professional development sessions, public programs, and tours

I WAS THERE: an integrated art & oral history program - Institute Coordinator (2010 - 2012)

  • Coordinated with professors, colleagues, community partners, and elementary school staff and teachers to plan and implement the I Was There Project 
  • Led development and arrangement of teacher professional development institute
  • Planned and implemented classroom integrated lessons
  •  Planned, designed, and installed exhibit in elementary school

Friends Committee on National Legislation - Communications Program Assist. (2009 - 2010)

  • Responsible for website management and social media outreach
  • Managed production of yearly organizational archive
  • Worked with team to engage national network in lobby work for peace and social justice issues

Strawbery Banke Museum - Historic Interpreter (2008)

  • Delivered site-specific interpretative tours of multiple historic homes
  • Developed excellent customer service skills from ticket sales and visitor relations responsibilities
  • Supported Education Department programs including public programs and school tours

Foundling Museum, London - Intern (2007)

  • Created and conducted visitor surveys regarding museum offerings, researched tour marketing possibilities, compiled database, and made recommendations for tour improvement
  • Performed front-of-house responsibilities and trained volunteers
  • Assisted with contemporary art exhibition installation, evening events, and children’s programs


Research & Interpretation Experience

Facing History and Ourselves - Research Assistant (2011)

  • Conducted research for development of online curriculum resource (website in development) focused on history of South Africa and apartheid
  • Wrote and edited curriculum content 

John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage at Brown University (2010 - 2012)

  • Public Humanities Ambassador (2010 - 2012)
    • ommunicated with prospective and accepted students
    • Supported Center staff in marketing Public Humanities program
  • Imagining America Public Humanities Working Group - Research Assistant (2011 - 2012)
    • Scheduled conference calls and moderated online communication between geographically diverse participating University and Center representatives
    • Assisted with research and writing

International Civil Rights Center and Museum - Intern (2009)

  • Conducted significant research to aid in completion of exhibit planning
  • Organized and inventoried press materials
  • Aided in cataloging a personal collection donated to the museum

Friends Historical Collection at Guilford College - Archival Intern (2009)

  • Prepared materials for digitized collection, Civil Rights Greensboro
  • Researched and wrote biographical and contextual information about individuals involved in the Civil Rights Movement in Greensboro, NC
  • Assisted with oral history collection