Hello, everyone! I am the new curatorial Museum Fellow here at the Samek Museum. I come to you a humble southern girl, born and bred in the swamps – yes, the swamps! – of north central Florida. I received my bachelor’s in art history from the University of Florida in Gainesville. Afterwards, I took a bit of an academic sabbatical to work in the insurance industry as an auto claims adjuster (and yes, it was as boring and tedious as you may imagine it to be). Then, I received my master’s degree from Florida State University in Tallahassee.
I’ve worked in several art museums, primarily doing curatorial research and collections management. I am excited to add exhibition design and installation to my skillset! If you couldn’t tell already, this is the farthest from my home I have ever lived (outside of a summer abroad). So far, so good, though I’m not sure how my thin Florida blood will handle my first northeastern winter!
Some fun facts about me, in case we cross paths: My favorite areas of research are modern and contemporary prints, from posters to graphic novels. I’m also a big fan of proto-impressionism, particularly Manet and Degas. I worked as a line cook throughout my undergraduate days, and on and off since then, so I love to cook, and I love to eat! I dabble in photography and dumb jokes, and I will gladly gush about punk rock any time. Cheers!