Brown University, Providence, RI. MA, Public Humanities, 4.0 GPA, May 2015
Two-year professional master’s program under American Studies training students for interdisciplinary museum work. Coursework included museum history and interpretation, solo performance, and popular culture.
Yale University, New Haven, CT. BA, Humanities Major with Distinction, May 2012
Focus on intellectual, political, and artistic history, including selective Directed Studies “Great Books” program. Thesis examined Ancient Greek literature and musical vase imagery.
PUBLIC PROGRAMS AND EDUCATION
PearWise Tutoring Nashville, TN
Lead Tutor March 2016-Present
I design and teach private reading/writing/history lessons for students around the world.
The Grand Ole Opry Nashville, TN
Tour Guide March-September 2016
Lead groups of 2-32 tourists on hour long backstage tours, introducing them to the Opry.
The Chautauqua Institution Chautauqua, NY
Performing and Visual Arts Programming/Summer Schools Assistant Summer 2015
Manage social media for summer schools students and alumni; help Director and Associate Director of programming prepare and run arts programs; support visiting faculty, artists, and students.
Living History Program, Met High School Providence, RI
Program Coordinator Fall 2013-Spring 2015
Won 2014-5 RISCA (Rhode Island Arts Council) grant to run a year-long American music history course, involving designing & teaching weekly 2-3 hour classes to keep 5-12 vocational students engaged. Previously managed course on National Park Service and American military history.
Experience Design (Museum Exhibit Design Firm) Providence, RI
Content Development Assistant Winter 2014-Summer 2014
Research and marketing for museum projects and proposals throughout the country. Write and edit content, consult on strategic planning, and propose exhibit themes and activities.
Smithsonian National Museum of American History Washington D.C.
Public Programming Intern Fall 2012
Support daily programs (brainstorm, design, setup, visitor interaction, evaluation); engage visitors through history carts; perform and run original fiddling program on Civil War music.
Stanford Great Books Summer Program Palo Alto, CA
Program Assistant Summer 2012 and 2013
Organize/Lead discussions and activities for middle & high school students; create/teach literature electives (on Rousseau and Ovid); assist music elective.
Yale University Art Gallery (Ancient Art Department) New Haven, CT
Frank Goodyear Intern; Research Assistant; Volunteer Fall 2009- Spring 2012
Create educational program on ancient Greek music and culture for middle-high school students; Compile annotated inventory of YUAG’s music-related, ancient objects; Research/label writing.
Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage. Washington D.C.
Folklife Festival Music Intern Summer 2009
Coordinate Wales exhibit music mainstage: planning, backstage management, and visitor services.
Anne Arundel County Board of Education Anne Arundel County, MD
Student Member Summer 2007-Summer 2008
Serve as full-voting member of 8-person board. Appointed by MD’s governor, members work 30+ HPW to represent 74,000 students, 9,200 employees, and manage an $800 million budget.
PERFORMANCE (MUSIC, THEATER, DANCE)
The Music Staff Studio, Fiddle Teacher Nashville, TN
Violin/Fiddle Teacher October 2016-Present
Honky-Tonk Critters Goodlettsville, TN
Co-band leader May 2016-Present
Community Musicworks Providence, RI
Mentor Winter-Spring 2014
Assist group/private violin instruction in nationally recognized, afterschool program for urban youth.
Smugglers’ Notch Resort Jeffersonville, VT
Musician Winter-Summer 2013
Perform covers/originals (voice, fiddle, mandolin) in house band and cover duo.
Bread and Puppet Theater Glover, VT
Apprentice Summer 2012
Create/Perform shows for country’s oldest, non-commercial theatre.
NEMA (New England Museum Association) Annual Conference Cambridge, MA
Co-Presenter on “From Classroom to Museum: Creating Programs That K-12 Teachers Love” November 2014
Brown Folk Festival Student Battle of the Bands Providence, RI
First Place Spring 2014 & 2015
Selected for 1-hour solo spot as “Student Headliner” at Annual Brown Folk Festival. Invited back 2015.
Yale Humanities’ “City of Rome Award” New Haven, CT
Winner Spring 2012
$1000 for creating tour on Fascist and Futurist art/architecture in Yale’s City of Rome summer program.
Coca-Cola Scholar Atlanta, GA
National Scholar 2008
$20,000 college scholarship awarded to 50 student “leaders, academically and in service to others.”
U.S. Senate Youth Program (USSYP) Washington D.C.
MD Representative 2007
1 of 2 students selected to represent MD in 46th annual program. $5,000 college scholarship.
Girl Scout Gold Award Maryland
Ran summer music camp for 3rd-5th graders to increase exposure to music education.