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PhD in History, History of Science Emphasis Commencing September 2019
University of Missouri-Kansas City
Master of Arts in History, Public History Emphasis
University of Missouri-Columbia
Bachelor of Journalism, Minor in French, magna cum laude
Awards and Honors
UMKC History Department Louis Potts Best Graduate Student Regional History Prize
Travel Award, with outstanding merit; UMKC Women’s Council Graduate Assistance Fund
Best Early Career Paper Winner, Technology’s Stories, www.technologystories.org
Honorable Mention, Robinson Prize, Society for the History of Technology
UMKC History Department Carla Klausner Best Graduate Student Paper Prize
National Council on Public History Student Project Prize (team award) for Making History: Kansas City and the Rise of Gay Rights
Research and Travel Award, with outstanding merit; UMKC Women’s Council Graduate Assistance Fund
Graduate Student Prize, Western Historical Association
Public History Projects
2018-2019: Consultant, Habitat for Humanity of Kansas City Digital Archive Project and 40th Anniversary Timeline (Contract consultant for Buck & Co., LLC)
2018: Graduate assistant, 1968 Oral History Project, collecting histories of participants in the Kansas City protests and riots following the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (UMKC Department of History, UMKC’s Miller-Nichols Library, and KCUR)
2018: Co-Curator: The Ordinance Project: Voices Raised, exhibit, Leedy-Voulkos Art Center (Curated with Austin R. Williams, support from the Gay and Lesbian Archive of Mid-America and the UMKC Department of History)
2018: Consultant and Exhibit Designer: Deconstructing the Divides: Rhetorical Activism in Kansas City (UMKC Department of English and College on College Composition and Communication)
2017: Co-Curator and Site Designer/Developer: Making History: Kansas City and the Rise of Gay Rights, digital exhibit: (UMKC Department of History, UMKC’s Center for Midwestern Studies, Gay and Lesbian Archive of Mid-America). Curated with Stuart Hinds and Christopher D. Cantwell.
2017: Co-Curator: Making History: Kansas City and the Rise of Gay Rights, traveling exhibit (UMKC Department of History, UMKC’s Center for Midwestern Studies, GLAMA). Curated with Stuart Hinds and Christopher D. Cantwell.
- National Council on Public History Student Project Award
- Midwestern History Association Alice Smith Prize in Public History
2019 to present: Graduate Student Caucus, Western History Association
2019 to present: Committee on Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity; American Society for Environmental History
Spring 2019: UMKC History Department Career Development Cohort
2018-2019: President, UMKC History Graduate Student Association
2018: Conference volunteer and tour committee, AASLH Annual Conference, Kansas City, Missouri
February-March 2017: Transcription volunteer, Quindaro Community Oral History Project (Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area and Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library)
“Over the Rainbow: Public History as Allyship in Documenting Kansas City’s LGBTQ Past” (with Christopher D. Cantwell and Stuart Hinds), The Public Historian 41, no. 2, pp. 245-268 (May 2019).
Poster: “From Junior Naturalists to Nature Knights: The Conservation Education of American Children, 1930-1960,” American Society for Environmental History, Columbus, Ohio
Paper: “Noble Defenders of Nature: The Missouri Nature Knights Conservation Education Program, 1939 to 1960,” Missouri Conference on History, Kansas City, Missouri
Paper: “Access to Nature, Access to Health: The Government Free Bathhouse at Hot Springs National Park, 1877 to 1922,” Western History Association Annual Conference, San Antonio, Texas
Paper: “‘Cesspools,’ Springs, and Snaking Pipes: The use of technology to reroute the water and the social landscape of Hot Springs National Park,” Society for the History of Technology Annual Meeting, St. Louis, Missouri
Paper: “A Trouper to the End: The Complicated Career of ‘Florida Fat Girl’ Alpine Blitch,” Western Association of Women Historians Annual Conference, Davis, California
Poster: “From Marking History to Making History: Activists, Community Members and Students Collaborate to Highlight Kansas City’s Role in the Fight for Gay Rights,” National Council on Public History Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada
Paper: “‘How History is Made’: A Public History Class Gains Real-World Experience in Highlighting an Overlooked History,” and chair, “A New Generation of Public History Projects: Lessons From the Field,” Missouri Conference on History, Jefferson City, Missouri
2018/2019: Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Missouri-Kansas City (History 102: U.S. History Since 1877)
Fall 2017: Grader, Department of History, University of Missouri-Kansas City (Anchor Course: “Science and Technology in Society”)
Spring 2017: Grader, Department of History, University of Missouri-Kansas City (Anchor Course: “Fighting for Civil Rights”)
Other Work Experience
Freelance Copy Editor, August 2017 – present
• Review labels and other text for projects ranging from minor rotations to major traveling exhibitions for the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri
Graduate Research Assistant, State Historical Society of Missouri, January 2019 – May 2019
• Digitized and wrote metadata for more than 3,500 photographs from the Jewish Community Archives
• Processed collections and wrote finding aids for fifteen collections
Interim Director of Education, Missouri Humanities Council, January – May 2018
• Coordinated statewide traveling exhibits, including the Smithsonian Institute’s Museum on Main Street Hometown Teams exhibit, with local sites across Missouri
• Developed and execute local programming, including a quarterly Environmental Humanities lecture series and First Friday events in our Crossroads Arts District location
Intern, Missouri Humanities Council, August – December 2017
• Worked 20 hours per week in the MHC Kansas City office and assisted with a variety of projects, including serving on committees for the American Association of State and Local History 2018 annual meeting in Kansas City, managing the MHC Speakers’ Bureau, and helping to create monthly programming.
Idaho State Journal,
Editor and Designer, Family Living Magazine, May – December 2009
• Edited, managed freelance contributors, wrote feature articles, and designed a monthly publication targeted to local families.
Copy Editor/Page Designer March 2008 – August 2009
• Designed news pages, feature pages, and logos for special projects at a daily newspaper with a circulation of 18,000.
• Reported and wrote news and feature articles.
• Copyedited articles and wrote headlines prior to publication.