My background includes training in public programming, archives management, exhibit research and design, community outreach, museum administration, and the digital humanities among other skills. As a historian, my knowledge base is varied, but includes research in community histories, urban history, labor history, intellectual history, African-American history and popular culture. My current research interests involve the intellectual lives of hobos, and the history of the field trip.

Loyola University Chicago, MA in Public History

Museum management, archives administration, oral history, historic preservation, digital media, urban history, cultural history

Additional work towards joint PhD in U.S. History and Public History with teaching experience

Duke University, Certificate in Nonprofit Management

Nonprofit administration, bookkeeping, grant writing, outreach, human resources, nonprofit law,  and strategic planning.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Bachelor of Arts, double major in American Studies and Interdisciplinary Studies (Urban History)

Graduated with highest distinction (summa cum laude), Honors, Phi Beta Kappa

Including classwork in American Studies, film, comparative literature, folklore, art history, urban history, African American history, geography, civil rights history, and anthropology

International Preservation Studies Center, Advanced certificate in Preservation of Gravestones and Cemetery Monuments