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.

SELECTED HONORS/AWARDS                                                                                

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

Recipient                                                                                                      2006

Ran summer music camp for 3rd-5th graders  to increase exposure to music education.