Employment

Makeover Your Brand -- St. John, IN

Creative Designer, January 2020 -- Current. Brand building, web design, graphic design, visual & written content creation. Experienced with the web design platform Wix and the graphic design app Over.

Girl Museum -- Remote

Journalism & Marketing Intern, January 2020 -- Current. Blogging, content creation, graphic design.

Huntington University -- Huntington, IN

Robert E. Wilson Gallery Intern, January 2019 -- March 2019. Photographing & cataloging the gallery's inventory of artwork, gallery maintenance, exhibit set-up & tear down, research & writing. 

Admissions Staff, January 2018 -- March 2019. Tour guide adept at fielding questions about the university and assisting perspective students in the college decisionsmaking process.

New Student Mentor, Summer 2018 -- March 2019. Walked with new students through their first year in undergrad. Acted as a resource and friendly face as they adjusted to college life.

Teaching Assistant: Western Civilizations, August 2018 -- December 2018. Acted as a resource for information, advice, and strategy for underclassmen as they progressed through historical Reacting to the Past role playing games in class.

German Tutor, August 2018 -- December 2018. Facillitated learning activities for students struggling in German laguage studies to increase written & verbal communication skills as well as translation capabilities.

Research & Writing Assistant, March 2018 -- September 2018. Researched, compiled and summarized a broad range of information to contribute to the project, “Reacting to the Past:  Crisis of Authority”. Also provided organizational and administrative structure to the project. 

Resident Assistant, August 2016 -- March 2018. Acted as the authority figure on a floor of up to 44 young women ensuring their school year ran smoothly. This role required me to be flexible and wear many hats including authority figure, resource person, arbitrator, event planner, facilitator of unity & community.

Historic Forks of the Wabash -- Huntington, IN

Museum Intern, August 2018 -- December 2018. Museum management, artifact cataloging, event planning. I also acted as both a museum Guide (led tour groups around the historic site) and Interpreter (delivered site-specific historic information in an interactive way while wearing period appropriate clothing).

First Choice Logistics -- Chicago, IL

Accounting Support Staff, June 2014 -- December 2018. Database entry, clerical work, spread-sheeting, driver's paperwork.

Speaking Engagements

Conference on Faith and History -- October 2018 

Presentation on research paper The Evolving Role of Women in Espionage During the American Civil War.

Academic Research Forum -- April 2019

Presentation on research paper The Evolving Role of Women in Espionage During the American Civil War

Published Works

Crimson Time -- New Degree Press

July 27, 2020

Girl Museum

Contributor to the blog with articles including Union Spy: Elizabeth Van Lew and Honoring the Doughnut Girls. January 2020 -- Current.

She Speaks Up!
Polaroids of My Day Job, 2020
Indiana's Best Emerging Poets, 2018 ed., 2019 ed.,

Vernon (2018 ed.) and Checkmate (2019 ed.)

Book Fairy -- January 2020

Volunteer Work

World-wide group that promotes literacy by hiding books for the public to take, read, and pass along.

American Legion/VFW Veterans Day World War I Commemoration

Joined the town of Huntington, IN, the Salvation Army, the American Legion and the VFW in commemorating World War I by dressing up like a World War I Doughnut Girl, making doughnuts, serving doughnuts, and talking with attendees about the history of the Doughnut Girls.

Helen Purviance Day Reenactor -- April 2018

Joined the town of Huntington, IN and the Salvation Army in honoring Helen Purviance by dressing up like a World War I Doughnut Girl, serving doughnuts, and talking with attendees about Helen and the history of the Dougnut Girls.

Education

Huntington University -- Huntington, IN

B.A. History, Minors in Museum Studies and European History. Class of 2019.

Illiana Christian High School -- Lansing, IL

Class of 2015.

Affiliations

Alpha Chi National Honor Society

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