My professional experience, education and other achievements.

Education Professional Experience

Museum of Science and Industry,
Tampa, FL
Outreach Instructor

May 2015–Present

  • Lead and develop outreach, overnight, and scout programs on STEAM curriculum
  • Primary contact for guests booking programs
  • Develop and organize evaluation materials for grantfunded programs
  • Organize and maintain all program paperwork, curriculum, and supplies

Busch Gardens,
Tampa, FL
Zoo Education Aide

July 2014–Present

  • Lead guests on tours throughout the zoo, providing interpretation on animal behaviors, biology, and training, as well as conservation guidance
  • Assist in training and developing training materials

Tampa Bay History Center,
Tampa, FL
Camp Instructor

May–August 2014

  • Developed and led American Girl Doll and Archaeology Mysteries camps, providing lessons, crafts, and activities for 24 elementary-aged students
  • Supervised teen counselors

Polk County History Center,
Bartow, FL
Curator of Education and Programs

June–October 2013

  • Developed, planned, and led the Center’s most successful family programs, bringing hundreds of new visitors to the museum
  • Provided information and assistance to Center guests as a primary contact for the public
  • Partnered with local groups to provide programming and support for new initiatives
  • Trained and supervised interns and volunteers

Burlington County Historical Society
Burlington, NJ
Program Specialist

July 2010–June 2013

  • Developed school programs created to provide engaging experiences while meeting academic standards
  • Scheduled and implemented programs for adults, families, school groups, and scout troops
  • Exhibit research, development, construction and creation of interactive components for families and children
  • Training and supervision of interns and volunteers
  • Worked closely with Board of Trustees and advisory committees to implement new ideas and initiatives
  • Assist Executive Director with various responsibilities including grant writing, collections management, building and grounds work, and public relations
  • Creation of marketing materials
  • Social media coordinator

Fenimore Art Museum
Cooperstown, NY
Education Consultant

February 2011–May 2012

  • Designed books on collection pieces for sale in the gift shop
  • Created family activity bags for temporary and permanent exhibits

The Farmers’ Museum and Fenimore Art Museum
Cooperstown, NY
Education Associate

June 2009–December 2009, March—July 2010

  • Created Art Carts featuring hands on activities for children and families for exhibits including the Thaw Collection of Native American Art
  • Created school programs for NY History Day
  • Developed and implemented programs and tours of exhibits
  • Created and implemented summer art program for children
  • Supervised volunteers, museum educators, and graduate students
  • Organized public program events including recruiting vendors, arranging setup and cleanup, booking speakers and managing finances

Milwaukee Public Museum
Milwaukee, WI
Education Intern

June 2008–August 2008

  • Revised education programs and applied academic standards
  • Created activity book and marketing materials for public overnights
  • Assisted Head Educator as needed, including special events, summer camps, and professional development workshops
  • My Education

    Cooperstown Graduate Program
    Cooperstown, NY
    State University of New York at Oneonta/New York State Historical Association

    M.A. History Museum Studies

    Graduation: May 2009

    • Student/Faculty Research Grant
    • Thesis: More Than Just Home Base: Community Relations Between the Racine Belles and Residents of Racine, WI

    University of Missouri-St. Louis
    St. Louis, MO

    B.A. History • Minors: Archaeology, American Studies • GPA 3.934/4.00

    Graduation: May 2007

    • Pierre Laclede Honors College
    • George Rawick Award in History for Undergraduate Work


    “More Than Just Home Base: Community Relations Between the Racine Belles and Residents of Racine, WI,” NINE: A Journal of Baseball History and Culture, In Press.

    Review of “We Were the All-American Girls,” by Jim Sargent. NINE: A Journal of Baseball History and Culture 22, no. 2.

    Review of “Intimate Apparel,” by Jill Fields. Material Culture 42, no. 1 (Spring 2010): 91.

    Other Experience

    Cooperstown Graduate Program
    Cooperstown, NY
    Graduate Assistant/Teaching Assistant

    August 2008–May 2009

    • Supervised recruitment mailings for shipment
    • Researched, wrote, and photographed for newsletter and website
    • Developed marketing materials for exhibits at the Fenimore Art Museum
    • Photograph and image research for professor's book
    • Successfully nominated exhibit for Upstate History Alliance Award

    State University of New York at Oneonta Planetarium
    Oneonta, NY
    Exhibition Project Leader

    January 2009–May 2009

    • Developed exhibition on History of the Telescope
    • Designed exhibit panels and interactive components
    • Managed team, budgets, and client relations throughout project

    Missouri Historical Society
    St. Louis, MO
    Historyonics Intern

    January 2004—May 2004

  • Developed curriculum and study guides for theatre productions
  • Performed daily office management tasks including mass mailings, answering calls, and scheduling
  • Campbell House Museum
    St. Louis, MO

    August 2006–December 2006

    • Managed and updated computer artifact database, including photographing furniture, textile, book, and decorative artifact collections

    Missouri's Civil War Heritage Foundation
    St. Louis, MO
    Administrative Assistant

    February 2005–December 2005

    • Created biannual newsletter from concept to print
    • Primary contact for members, associates, and potential members
    • Planned recruitment events
    • Researched Missouri's Civil War history for driving trail signs


    Scriven Fellowship
    Cooperstown Graduate Program

    Louis C. Jones Fellowship
    Cooperstown Graduate Program

    Curator's Scholarship
    UM-St. Louis


    American Association of Museums

    American Association of State and Local History

    International Museum Theatre Alliance



    • CPR/First Aid Certified

    Museum Skills

    • Grant Writing
    • Digital Photography

    Software Skills

    • Adobe Creative Cloud
    • Microsoft Office
    • PastPerfect
    • iMovie
    • Audacity