M.A. in Museum Studies
Why did you choose graduate school at IUPUI?
I chose to attend IUPUI because I wanted to further my career in the museum professions at a program that was hands-on and delivered “real-world” work experience outside the classroom. The curriculum offers a broad spectrum of courses that has allowed me to obtain a comprehensive understanding of the museum professions and pursue my specific career aims.
What has been your favorite academic accomplishment since you’ve been here?
During the course of my graduate study, I have had the opportunity to collaborate with several prominent cultural institutions in the area such as the Indianapolis Museum of Art and The Children’s Museum, as well as a repatriation project with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). For my efforts over the course of these projects and my classwork, I was awarded The Greek Goddess Scholarship by the Museum Studies faculty, who have been incredibly supportive throughout my academic career at IUPUI.
What do you enjoy most about life in Indianapolis?
Indianapolis has limitless things to do over the course of the year when it comes to arts and entertainment. There are several museums, historical landmarks, and plenty of activities going on just minutes away from IUPUI’s campus via bike or walking.
Please provide some details about your work/research as a graduate student and/or any activities you are involved in.
I am currently the curator for the Cultural Arts Gallery at IUPUI. This opportunity has allowed me to expand my experience in curatorial practices by working directly with local Indianapolis artists and institutions in showcasing their exhibitions. I am currently working on scheduling exhibits for the upcoming spring semester, as well as planning and execut