I received my undergraduate degree from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) in North Adams, MA. During my time at MCLA, I majored in History and obtained minors in both Public History and Physics. I was introduced to the power of learning history outside a traditional classroom setting during an internship at Arrowhead, Herman Melville’s historic house in Pittsfield, MA. After graduation, I completed an internship and worked at Chesterwood, a National Trust for Historic Preservation site in Stockbridge, MA.
During the year between receiving my undergraduate degree and beginning at UMass, I was hired at both the New England Air Museum as a Public Programs Facilitator and at Wistariahurst Museum as a member of the event staff. Both of these positions continued to foster my passion for the museum world and educating the public. I am excited to continue my learning in the Public History field at UMass, and I plan to focus on museum interpretation and education.