Though I am originally from Tucson, Arizona, I have lived in California since I was eleven, and in June I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of California, Los Angeles. This is my first year as a student in NYU’s Archives and Public History program.
I have previously interned with the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, and this spring I worked for the National Anthropological Archives, a repository of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC. While in DC, I also wrote a paper which evaluated the effectiveness of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) of 1990.
Some of my interests include museum archives, preservation, and the implications of appraisal decisions for historical scholarship. I focused my undergraduate studies primarily on nineteenth century United States history, with particular emphasis on gender during Reconstruction and the Gilded Age. This year I will be working at the Tamiment Library as an archival assistant.