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    I have extensive experience in historical research & writing and in completing public history projects. I have additional training with the National Park Service, serving as a field school participant and interning as a museum

    technician. I also have experience as a teaching assistant (college students) and an event coordinating assistant

    (middle and high school students).

    I am currently seeking full-time employment as an educator, interpreter, or curator at a museum, historic site, zoo, or similar institution. I am also interested in careers in college administration or as a history adjunct instructor.


    Master of Arts in History December 2011

    Fields: Public History (Museum Studies) & Holocaust Studies

    Middle Tennessee State University Murfreesboro, TN 3.862 GPA

    Bachelor of Arts in History, summa cum laude May 2009

    Major: History Minor: International Studies

    University of Tennessee at Martin Martin, TN 3.95 GPA

    High School Diploma May 2005

    McKenzie High School McKenzie, TN


    History Day Assistant, Middle Tennessee State University Aug 2010-May 2011

    Supervisor: Dr. Becky McIntyre, 615-494-8620,

    Helped coordinate the annual regional History Day, an event in which local middle and high school students compete with

    history projects (exhibits, papers, documentaries, websites, & performances). Duties: attended training workshops, recruited

    judges / volunteers, ensured that students registered correctly via online registration, approved student projects, created

    packets for judges, registered students & judges on day of event, coordinated an award ceremony, and performed post-event

    follow-up activities.

    Public History Department Assistant, Middle Tennessee State University Jan -May 2010

    Supervisor: Dr. Bren Martin, 615-898-2643,

    Performed various tasks for the MTSU Public History department, assisted in the creation of the MTSU public history

    newsletter, and transcribed oral histories.

    Teaching Assistant, Middle Tennessee State University Aug-Dec 2009

    Instructor: Dr. Susan Myers-Shirk, 615-898-2386,

    Course: Introduction to United States History

    Served as a course advisor and grader for 75 students. Duties: graded and provided feedback on ~six 1-page, in-class essay

    assignments for each student, supervised students during testing, reported episodes of plagiarism or cheating, held office

    hours twice a week, entered grades into the D2L online record system, addressed students concerns regarding grades,

    provided the professor with feedback on how to improve assignments.

    Museum Technician, Stones River National Battlefield, Internship June Aug 2010

    Supervisors: Jim Lewis, Park Ranger (Protection), Gib Backlund, Chief of Operations

    Headquarters: 615-893-9501 (Murfreesboro, TN)

  • Researched and collected all important documentation (deeds, maintenance reports, pictures, etc.) for each of

    the parks historic structures, ~ 30 total, made copies of and archived the documentation, performed the yearly

    inventory and a random inventory, accessioned/cataloged/stored new objects, assisted in museum housekeeping

    duties, etc.


    Wynnewood State Historic Site - Castalian Springs, TN Fall 2011

    Director: Rick Warwick, Instructor: Bren Martin, Archaeologist: Dr. Kevin Smith

    Helped research and create two plans for future exhibits (1. an orientation to the site 2. the archaeology room) as a class

    project. Researched history of site: key people and prior uses. Although the log cabin was built in 1828, the history of the site

    extends back to the Mississippian culture of prehistory; the entire history had to be summarized in a timeline exhibit for the

    sites orientation. The major obstacle for us was that there was so much information that needed to be included in such a

    small exhibit space.

    Oaklands Historic House Museum - Murfreesboro, TN Oct 2011

    Volunteered as a tour guide for the annual Victorian Mourning Customs Tour. I dressed in period clothing and gave tours of

    the Resting room, explaining the importance and uses of the room.

    Rutherford County Archives Murfreesboro, TN Spring 2011

    Director: John Lodl Instructor: Dr. Bren Martin

    Received training and lightly cleaned, digitized, and accessioned historic photographs for a class project.

    Old City Cemetery and Rest Haven Cemetery Franklin, TN Fall 2010

    Instructor: Dr. C. Vann West

    Helped research and prepare a preservation plan for two cemeteries in Franklin, TN.

    Fort Vancouver National Historic Site (FOVA) Vancouver, Washington May 2010

    Field School (3 weeks), sponsored by MTSU & FOVA

    Attended several lectures and behind-the-scenes tours, as well as discussions led by professionals in the cultural resource

    management field, including the staff at FOVA (admin, park rangers, archaeologists, museum techs). Saw a presentation by

    and had a private meeting with the Director of the National Park Service, Jon Jarvis. Volunteered at FOVAs annual

    community outreach day: I was responsible for awarding kids with Junior Ranger badges and certificates.

    Sowing the Seeds of Change: Rutherford County in WWII touring exhibit Spring 2010

    Instructor/Supervisor: Dr. Bren Martin Course: Essentials of Museum Mgmt

    Helped research, plan, and create an exhibit covering the Home Front in Rutherford County, TN during World

    War II. Additionally, I created a packet of interdisciplinary, curriculum -based lesson plans for school-aged

    children of various levels, including both pre- and post- visit activities.

    Cemetery Community Murfreesboro, TN Fall 2009

    Instructor: Dr. Rebecca Conard Course: Intro to Public History

    Our class researched the African-American community of Cemetery in Murfreesboro, TN. Each student checked

    census data and researched deeds for land plots in the area in an effort to find out as much information as

    possible about the inhabitants of Cemetery. Lastly, we compiled the information into a database.


    Crew Member, Sonic Drive-In (McKenzie, TN) 2003-2005; 2007

    Supervisor: Bob Purtteman (former owner) 731-353-3956

    Worked as a carhop, cashier, and fountain operator. Took, bagged, delivered, and received payment for orders. Worked as a

    hostess and cashier in dine-in. Operated the fountain made drinks and ice cream, cleaned and stocked, and supervised



  • Languages German - writing: beginner, oral: beginner, reading: intermediate. Passed a reading level proficiency test in Fall 2011.

    Computer Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote), Adobe Photoshop, Corel Paint Shop Pro, ContentDM (Digital

    Collections Management Software), RE:discovery (Collections Management Software - National Park Service),

    Desire2Learn (D2L), Banner, Express Dictate, social networking, blogging (WordPress, Tumblr), etc. Some experience

    with PastPerfect (Collections Management). Very quick learner with new computer programs.

    Other Cashier, money-handling, customer service, public speaking, photo digitization, transcription, teaching assistant/advising


    Subjects: Public History (museum studies); Modern European History (Womens History, World War II: Germany and Russia); Holocaust Studies & Comparative Genocide; Health / Medicine.

    Research Papers: Beyond Victims and Perpetrators: the Complexity of National Socialist Fanaticism in German Children and their

    Life-long Struggle with Guilt. (December 2011); The Creation of Soviet Female Air Force Regiments in World

    War II: Perceptions and Self-Perceptions on Gender Roles. (April 2011); Hermann Goerings Role in the Looting

    and Destruction of European Art. (April 2010)


    Holocaust Travel Study Summer 2008 Germany, Poland, and the Czech Republic

    After a semester-long course about the Holocaust, I participated in a travel study to tour the following concentration

    / extermination camps: Auschwitz-Birkenau, Theresiendstadt, Treblinka, Ravensbrueck.

    Immersion Course. Summer 2007 Braunschweig, Germany

    Stayed with a host family for 7 days, learned the language and culture of Germany by being immersed directly into

    that environment.


    Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Walk to Cure Diabetes fundraiser participant. Fall 201