Projects

Digital       Social Media       Public Programs       Exhibits
Education
Things Fall Apart: A Preservation Walking Tour
Chemical Heritage Foundation, Philadelphia PA

Executive producer of an immersive, audio-based Detour walking tour of Old City Philadelphia. Work included managing a team of researchers and writers, story development, editing scripts and audio, testing, and evaluation.

Audio Tour
REACH Ambler
Chemical Heritage Foundation, Philadelphia PA


Online exhibit curator for a community-based history project focused on the history of Ambler, Pennsylvania, its legacy of asbestos manufacturing, and current Superfund site cleanup. Using an interactive Google map, the online exhibit brings together video and audio clips from oral histories with historic documents and contemporary photographs to tell a non-linear, multi-perspective story of a unique town.

Online Exhibit

Behind the Beaker
Chemical Heritage Foundation, Philadelphia PA


Producer of a series of short web films, consisting of casual interviews and examinations of primary sources, that highlight the academic work of research fellows at the Chemical Heritage Foundation for broad audiences.

Videos

Lady Science

Managing Editor, 2017-Present

ladyscience.com

Chemical Heritage Foundation

Program Associate, 2013-Present

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

 

National Park Service, Park History Program

Intern, 2012

Washington, DC

 

Philip Foster Farm Historic Site

Event Coordintor, 2010-2011

Eagle Creek, Oregon

 

Historic Champoeg State Park

School Program Teacher, 2010-2011

St. Paul, Oregon

 

AFS Intercultural Programs

Assistant Advisor, 2008-2010

Portland, Oregon

 

First State Heritage Park

History Educator/Researcher, 2007-2009

Dover, Delaware

Master of Arts, History Museum Studies

Cooperstown Graduate Program

SUNY Oneonta, Class of 2013

 

 

Bachelor of Arts, History and Theater

Lewis and Clark College

Class of 2007

 

Work Experience
 

Digital

 

Fellow Friday
Chemical Heritage Foundation, Philadelphia PA
 

Project manager of a new social media initiative to connect Chemical Heritage Foundation scholars with the broader public and "pull back the curtain" on the historical research process. Once a month, one research fellow - a historian, sociologist, or anthropologist of science - hosts a day-long chat on the @Chemheritage twitter account in order to talk about their research, solicit questions, and connect diverse audiences to CHF's collections.

Sample Storify
#CosmosChat
Chemical Heritage Foundation, Philadelphia PA'

 

Content developer for #CosmosChat, a weekly Twitter conversation that engaged historians, scientists, and the general public in a dialogue about Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey during its 2013 television run. Over nine weeks, #CosmosChat attracted dozens of participants from across disciplines, contributed significantly to @Chemheritage's traffic, and led to an exclusive interview with Cosmos producer Steve Holtzman.

Hashtag
Final Storify

Social

Media

 

 

 

History Lab
Chemical Heritage Foundation, Philadelphia PA

Project manager for a public seminar series on the cultural, historical, and social context of contemporary scientific issues. Structured based on dialogue-based methodologies, these intimate, interactive programs introduce the intellectually-curious public to up-to-date research happening at the Chemical Heritage Foundation and encourage them to think about science from a new perspective.

Program Website

HighWaterLine Philadelphia
Chemical Heritage Foundation, Philadelphia PA
 

Project manager for the Philadelphia incarnation of Eve Mosher's HighWaterLine, a community-based art installation and public program that examined the effects of sea level rise on urban communities. Presented as part of the 2014 Philadelphia Science Festival.

Film

Night at Our Museum
Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown NY
 

Performer and author of a museum theater "mystery" about the art and history of the Fenimore Art Museum for their 2012 Night At Our Museum, which attracted dozens of local Cooperstown families and introduced an all-ages audience to the collection.

Promotional Material

Art Cart for William Matthew Prior Revealed
Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown NY

 

Content Developer for an educational art cart for the temporary exhibit, Artist and Visionary: William Matthew Prior Revealed. Through a set of educational activities, the portable cart aimed to introduce school-age children to the history of portraiture and folk art. Implemented by museum educators during the summer of 2012.

Lesson Plan Excerpt

 

Strategic Plan and Assessment
Dudley Observatory, Troy NY
 

Project manager for the development of an education and volunteer manual, included as part of a Strategic Plan and Assessment. A small historical society dedicated to the history of the now-demolished observatory, the Dudley sought advice on how to grow their membership, better care for their collections, and expand outreach.

 

"What's Suffrage Got to Do with It!"
Century of Action: Oregon Women Vote, Portland OR
 

Author of a theatrical piece about the history of women's suffrage in Oregon, written as part of an initiative to commemorate the 2012 100th anniversary of Oregon women winning the vote. Structured as an imagined town hall debate, the script integrated letters, speeches, and news articles written by Oregon pro- and anti-Suffragists. It was first presented in August 2011, and then performed across the state in 2012.

Photographs

 

"We the People"
First State Heritage Park, Dover DE
 

Author of a number of interpretive pieces, including storytelling, museum theater performances, and audio tour stops highlighting the lives and experiences of women in Colonial and Federal Dover. Also developed in-depth research portfolios on members of Dover's prominent Ridgely family to be used in future living history programming. Funded by a "We the People" grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Audio Tour Excerpt


 

"The War of the Roses"
First State Heritage Park, Dover DE
 

Author and original lead performer for an interactive museum theater piece about Delaware's women's suffrage movement and the 1919 failed attempt to ratify the nineteenth amendment. The piece was based on extensive archival research on Delaware suffragists and pulled from speeches, newspaper articles, and letters. Subsequently performed each March from 2008-2012.

Press Release

 

Public Programs

 

 
Exhibits
"We Only Ask for Justice"
Farmington Quaker Meetinghouse, Farmington NY
 

Exhibit script author for an exhibit telling the story of social activism at the Farmington Quaker Meetinghouse outside to Rochester, New York. The outdoor exhibit uses quotes and silhouettes of significant suffragists, abolitionists, and other activists connected to the meetinghouse, which served as the Genessee Yearly Meeting of Friends for much of the nineteenth century.

 

 

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