Master of Arts in History with a Museum Studies Concentration, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Bachelor of Arts in History and French, Centre College
The people! My coworkers in Academic Innovation are awesome– they’re thoughtful, very knowledgeable, creative, and fun.
To support President Schlissel’s strategic focus area on faculty public engagement, I build partnerships with individuals and units around the University to foster engagement projects that are grounded in mutual trust, reciprocity, and empathy. I work collaboratively to enhance existing public engagement projects; build capacity for effective and ethical public engagement; connect public engagement projects around campus to one another; and foster new conversations between university and public stakeholders.
Before joining Academic Innovation, I led the nationally award-winning Teens Make History program at the Missouri Historical Society. As a mentor and supervisor, I guided high school apprentices in developing museum theater plays, exhibits, oral history initiatives, and collections management projects, all while doing a lot of listening and learning, eating tons of pizza, debating the best emojis, and reflecting seriously together on skills-growth. Previously, I worked closely with community members and my graduate cohort on the Terra Cotta Community History Project, which documented and shared the rich stories of former residents of a segregated company town in Greensboro, North Carolina.