I am currently a first year, first semester Master’s student studying Museum Studies, Public History & Archives, and New Media through the Gallatin School of Individualized Study. I hold two Bachelor degrees, one from Coastal Carolina University in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, in English with concentrations in Victorian Literature, Linguistics, and New Media; the other is from the University of Delaware in Newark, Delaware, in History with a concentration in American History. I also focused my studies on Native American History and Women’s Studies while at Delaware.
With my educational background and the degree that I am currently pursuing, I hope to re-examine how the public views museums, historical sites, and other “academic” institutions. I ultimately want to make museums more accessible to the general public, while still creating a sense of higher learning. I believe in writing in the vernacular, (common language and speech) and using digital technologies to help bridge the gap in learning so everyone can understand the why, how, what, and when of artifacts, paintings, historical buildings, and movements.