I’m a UAF graduate (’99 MA Anthropology) and current UAF INDS Ph.D. Candidate (based in ACNS).
I’m really looking forward to being one of your instructors and sharing my love of museums and the study of them. I knew from an early age that I wanted to work in museums, after spending hours at the University of Iowa Natural History Museum and Art Museum. My family spent many vacations in Chicago and the Field Museum was one of the most influential places to my growing love of museums. I’ve worked in pretty much every department in a museum (except the membership & development office) so I like to look at museums as a holistic system, considering how each department influences and depends on the others. I hope you feel welcome in our course this semester and share your own unique ideas about how museums make our communities better places.