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Throughout my undergraduate studies, I have combined a liberal arts and social science approach in the pursuit of understanding the impact arts and culture can have in shaping and revitalizing communities.

I received my first Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Art History & Visual Culture with a specialization in Museum Studies from Michigan State University in 2015. I am currently completing my second BA in Anthropology with a minor in Geography, with a projected graduation date of May 2021.

Below are examples of my academic work across the two degrees:

ANP489: Anthropology Capstone Course

Final Research Paper


ANP429: Ethnographic Field Methods

Ethnographic Research Paper


ANP433: Contemporary American Indian Communities

Final Research Paper


AL488: Museum Curatorial Practices

Student Exhibition

American Appetite: Transforming Food Culture

John Baeder, Market Diner, from the portfolio City-Scapes, 1979. Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, Michigan State University, Gift of Ralph Slovenko.

Curated by the 2015 Curatorial Practices class, American Appetite: Transforming Food Culture takes a multi-themed approach to analyze how American food culture and consumption has transformed in the past hundred years. Food is more than simply a key to one’s heart, but a means to unlock the many ways a society engages and critiques issues of politics, gender, race, class, and commerce. Whether seen as a symbol of wealth and tradition or as a metaphor of power, food is constantly changing and shaping the way Americans view culture and construct identities.

The exhibition contained over 18 objects from the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University, the MSU Library Special Collections, and the MSU Museum, including photography from the Works Progress Administration and historical objects from Michigan companies such as Kellogg and Michigan Stove Company of Detroit.

Each student was tasked with selecting a work of art that we felt illustrated our selected exhibition theme. I selected Market Diner created by John Baeder for inclusion. In doing so, I conducted independent research on the artist, crafted the exhibit label language, and collaborated with the museum’s registrar to view the piece in person for visual analysis.

HA209R: Research Project in Ancient Art

Final Research Paper


HA491: Special Topics in History of Art

Final Research Paper