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Museum Experience

Engagement & Collections Manager, Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs, State of Delaware

(August 2021-Present)

  • Manage a team of curatorial, collections, and exhibit professionals 

  • Oversee the proper management and engagement of historic, archeological, architectural, and artistic collections held by the state of Delaware

  • Run day to day operation of the Center for Material Culture

  • Oversee and run special projects related to the collections and engagement of the collections

  • Participate in grant writing and internal event planning

  • Oversee financials related to the collections and exhibits

  • Develop and oversee special projects like “Delaware’s LGBTQ+ Community: A Research & Digital Engagement Project”, a year long project to combine a historical context, institutional and community partners, and online resources to tell the history of a underrepresented community

  • Develop trainings for internal staff, external humanities partners, and the public

Program Coordinator, Museum Studies Program, University of Delaware

(October 2017-July 2021)

  • Advise graduate and undergraduate students through the Museum Studies Program and the University of Delaware

  • Coordinate and supervise internships for Museum Studies students, including training supervisors

  • Manage outreach to the Mid-Atlantic museum community

  • Teach the undergraduate Professional Development course

  • Organize and run the annual Collections AID service project (Formerly Collections SWAT Team) including training students and small museum staff to use PastPerfect and collections best practices

  • Run day to day operation of the program including supervising Graduate Assistants

  • Manage the programs websites and social media platforms

Internship Coordinator, History Department, University of Delaware 

(October 2017-June 2021)  

  • Develop relationships with organizations to hosts student interns, including training supervisors

  • Coordinate internships for students, including overhauling and strengthening the Stewart Internship Program

  • Work with History faculty and staff on funding strategies for student interns

Program Committee Chair, Delaware Museum Association                                         (June 2021-present)

  • Help lead programming initiatives with the volunteer board members, community partners, and new staff person

Secretary, Delaware Museum Association                                                                     (May 2020-May 2021)

  • Maintain organizational minutes

  • Coordinate memberships

  • Help coordinate events and annual meetings

  • Develop, design, and organize social media marketing and website maintenance

Administrator, Delaware Museum Association                                                      (October 2017-December 2019)

  • Coordinated an annual one-day conference (annual Meeting) and 6+ yearly workshops and networking events

  • Coordinated mailings and marketing strategies

  • Act as Secretary until a new Secretary is appointed. (September 2019- May 2020)

Greenbank Mills and Phillips Farm                                                            

(May 2019-February 2022)

  • Secretary of the Board of Directors  (June 2019-February 2022)

    • Maintain organizational minutes, create/update organizational documents

  • Focus on Collections Management, Development, Historic Preservation, Strategic Planning, and Board Development

Museum Director, The 1890 House Museum                                                             (March 2016-September 2017)

  • Chief Executive in charge of day-to-day operations, grant writing and fundraising, educational programming, events, collections management, visitor experience, exhibitions, preservation

  • Managed assistant staff members, volunteers, and internship participants

  • Cultivated community involvement and acting as the face of the Museum

  • Maintained the annual budget

  • Helped with board development and created board reporting system

  • Created a new Collections Policy and Internship Program for the institution

Small Museum Association

  • Speaker and Accessibility Coordinator on the 2018 Conference Committee.

  • Presenting on Mental Health in Museums in February 2023

  • Presented on Diversity in Small Museums in February 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2023

  • Presented on Developing Internship Programs in Small Museums in February 2020

Intern, Upper Bay Museum                                                                                         (Summer 2014–August 2015)

  • Collections and educational programming intern at local waterman’s museum.

  • Created a traveling trunk and other educational programming.

  • Managed data-entry for collections items into PastPerfect4

Skills

Internship Program Development

Student Advisement

Educational Programming

Curriculum Development

Collections Management

PastPerfect

Historic Preservation Documentation

Leadership Training

Social Media Marketing

CPR, AED, First Aid Certified

Honors
  • UD’s LGBT Faculty Caucus’s Triangle Award (2014–2015)

  • School of Public Policy and Administration Director’s Citation  (2014–2015)

  • SUNY Cortland’s Student Government Association Leadership Scholarship  (2012–2013)

  • SUNY Cortland's Social Studies Education Department, Outstanding Student Teaching Award (2013)

Service & Leadership

Women's Leadership Initiative Online Certificate Program

(September - November 2022)

  • Completed the female focused leadership program which focused on vision setting, personal and professional growth, and diversity. 

Boy Scouts of America, Baltimore Area Council                                        

(September 2015-Present)

  • Assistant Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, University of Scouting (April 2021-Present)

    • Develop adult DEI training for a one day-yearly conference

    • This is the first trainings of their kind (volunteer led at a University of Scouting) in Scouts BSA

    • These training courses are being adapted for individual use

  • Curriculum Coordinator for National Service Territory 12's DEI Conference (June 2021-Present)

    • Develop the program and curriculum for a one day conference focused on DEI in scouting for the territory level. ​

    • This is the first DEI conference of its kind in Scouts BSA. 

  • Kitchen Lead for National Youth Leadership Training  (August 2022-July 2023)

    • Advise and educate youth leaders on the meal planning process

    • Coordinate and execute meal planning and preparation for 100 people with various dietary restrictions over the course of a year

  • Council Venturing Officers Association Mentor (May 2020-Present)

    • Act as an advisor to current advisors and youth

  • Dean of Venturing, University of Scouting (March 2019-April 2021)

    • Develop adult and youth training for a one day-yearly conference

  • Council Venturing Officers Association Advisor (May 2018-May 2020)

    • Lead team of adult advisors to assist and advise youth on programming and organization

  • Assistant Scoutmaster of Troop Guides for the Course for the Wood Badge 12-220-23-2

    • Staff Member in charge of 8 other staff who give direct programming to participants

    • In charge of delivering trainings on leadership, vision development, goal setting, and team building 

    • This position is considered senior leadership for the training program

  • Assistant Quartermaster and Instructor for the Course for the Wood Badge 12-220-22-2

    • Staff member in charge of all program materials, supporting meal planning and execution, and supporting program objectives

    • In charge of delivering trainings on outdoor ethics, interfaith in scouting, and diversity. This included several large group presentations, interfaith program development, small group program development supervision, and participant diversity counseling as needed 

    • Served as medic for the training 

  • Troop Guide for the Course for the Wood Badge N6-220-21-2 (Fall 2021)

    • Staff member helping to facilitate this elite adult volunteer training program

    • Served as ticket (person goal setting tool) counselor for 18 months after

  • Council Venturing Leadership Awardee (2020)

  • Area Venturing Leadership Awardee (2021)

Pride Caucus, University of Delaware  

(January 2018-July 2021)

  • Board Chair (April 2021-July 2021)

  • Vice-Chair (June 2020-April 2021)

  • Treasurer (June 2019-June 2020)

  • Member-At-Large (January 2018- June 2019)

  • Run programming related to advocacy, visibility, and education of LGBTQ* issues on campus

  • Act as an advocate for LGBTQ* faculty, staff, and students on campus

  • LEAD Ally: Diversity Training Certificate

Ascending Leadership Certificate Program

(December 2019-January 2020)

  • Completed the non-profit leadership program which focused on diversity, leadership strengths, and budgeting.

Vernacular Architecture Forum

  • Presented my Capstone paper, Working Households: Race and Ethnicity in Workers Housing in Darby, PA 1850-1940, at the 2015 Chicago conference.

Education

MA in Historic Preservation and Museum Studies Graduate Certificate

University of Delaware

(2015)

  • Extensive study and research in vernacular architecture, LGBTQ* history and social history with a special focus on race and ethnicity in mill towns in the Mid-Atlantic.

  • Concentrated study in collections management and museum administration.

BA in History and Adolescence Education Social Studies

State University of New York College At Cortland

(2013)

  • Concentrated study and research in history pedagogy and adolescent development with special research focus on LGBTQ* and social history.

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