Bachelor of Arts : Anthropology and History, June 2015North Central College － Naperville, IllinoisGPA: GPA: 4.0/4.0Anthropology and History GPA: 4.0/4.0 Completed prestigious and rigorous honors program that included interdisciplinary honors courses, a scholarly thesis, and integration of an international study
Honors Thesis: "The Depiction of Native American Stereotypes in Tribally Run Museums and Non-Tribally Run Museums"
June 2011Oswego East High School － Oswego, IllinoisGPA: GPA: 4.1406GPA: 4.1406 Rank 13/490
Top 20 Scholar, top 20 students of the graduating senior class are granted this award, 2011.
Illini Girls State, one female from Oswego East High School is chosen for this award
July 2012 to CurrentNaper Settlement － Naperville, Illinois
Assisted with installation and deinstallation of various exhibitions on site, including laminating text labels, removing old background paper and replacing it with the new material for the upcoming exhibit Researched, organized, designed, composed the interpretive label, and installed and deinstalled off-site exhibit, "Cup of Cheer" at Naperville Bank and Trust with collection items from Naper Settlement, November 2012 Selected artifacts and designed exhibit about Naperville Fire Department, October 2012 Assisted with processing and rehousing of archival collections under guidance of Curator of Research Assisted with artifact evaluation, handling, documentation and cataloging, processing, and labeling (textiles, paper, wood, metal, photographs) items being added to the permanent collection at Naper Settlement Participated in acquisition meetings Worked as a docent (History Connector) Performed maintenance on permanent exhibition.
March 2012 to May 2012Cincinnati Museum Center － Cincinnati, Ohio
Volunteered as a docent at the A Day in Pompeii Exhibit and at the Cincinnati History Museum.
LEADERSHIP December 2012 to June 2013Hearing Panelist
Heard and adjudicated student code of conduct violations.
Richter Grant Recipient February 2013 - March 2014 Awarded competitive $4,305 grant to complete original research focusing on the German fascination with Native Americans Created, analyzed, and planned an 18 day cultural anthropological and historical research study to five museums in Germany (Munich, Radebeul, Berlin, Hamburg, and Stuttgart) comparing and contrasting the organization of the exhibitions and the specific artifacts chosen to be displayed in the exhibitions Crafted a comprehensive budget sheet outlining the details for airfare, accommodations, and travel between the five cities Designed a multi-poster temporary exhibition to display results of research, reserved space in North Central Colleges' Oesterle library for the exhibition opening, installed, designed and distributed invitations, constructed a newspaper ad, had a successful exhibition opening party, and de-installed exhibit Advisor: Dr.
Wolf Laboratory Experience July 2014 Used laser ablation-inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS) to perform a compositional analysis of prehistoric Native American pottery from Alabama.
Responsible for placing & targeting pottery samples in the LA-ICP-MS machine, operated the computer-aided software to start and stop the laser, and collected computer data from the mass spectrometer for use in later statistical analysis Advisor: Dr.
Marisa Fontana Research Presentations Native Americans From a German Perspective: A 'Mock' Museum Exhibition," Rall Symposium for Undergraduate Research, May 2014, North Central College German Fascination with the American Indian: From Karl May and the Nineteenth Century to the Present" National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR), April 2014, Lexington, Kentucky German Fascination with the American Indian: From Karl May and the Nineteenth Century to the Present," Rall Symposium for Undergraduate Research, May 2013, North Central College Honor Societies: Phi Alpha Theta National History Honor Society Lambda Alpha National Honor Society.
The Field Museum, Chicago, Illinois June 2014 - August 2014 Worked with the William S. Goldman collection of Mexican Traditional Folk Art, over 6,000 objects Inventoried, cataloged, housed, rehoused, labeled, and stored objects Assisted with multiple tours of the oversize storage units Made a donor visit to Mr. Goldman's house and packed objects for transport Constructed blue board storage boxes from start to finish
decision-making, documentation, exhibitions, German, meetings, Excel, PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, organizational, Speaking, Research, time-management
Awards Alfreda Stallman SCHLUETER Scholarship 2014-2015 -History Department Scholarship INTERNSHIP The Field Museum, Chicago, Illinois June 2014 - August 2014 Worked with the William S. Goldman collection of Mexican Traditional Folk Art, over 6,000 objects Inventoried, cataloged, housed, rehoused, labeled, and stored objects Assisted with multiple tours of the oversize storage units Made a donor visit to Mr. Goldman's house and packed objects for transport Constructed blue board storage boxes from start to finish
Community Service Learning Award, provided to those students to fulfill over 120 community service hours, 2011.
High Honor Roll, obtained all four years of high school, 2007 - 2011.