The Art History major at UD provided an essential foundation for my career as an art historian and museum professional. After graduating in 2006 with an Art History major and French minor, I earned a master's degree in art history at George Washington University. A graduate internship led to an introduction to Anne d'Harnoncourt (then Director) at the Philadelphia Museum of Art where I have subsequently held three grant-funded positions. Ms. d'Harnoncourt hired me as a Visiting Scholar and Research Assistant for the Calders on the Parkway project, funded by the Pew Charitable Trusts, to conduct research on the Calder family of artists and their connections to Philadelphia. When the project ended, I was hired in the Executive Office as Records Coordinator for the Anne d'Harnoncourt Records. Working closely with museum archivists and administrators, I organized over 100 boxes of Ms. d'Harnoncourt's executive materials in preparation for processing by the PMA Archives. Later on I moved into the Registrars' office as Registrar Assistant for the Collection Move. In this position I work with a team of registrars to inventory the collections of East Asian Art, American and European Silver, Rugs and Tapestries, and European Architecture in preparation for the collection move, which is part of the Frank Gehry underground renovation project. I plan to specialize in American and European art of the late 19th and early 20th century, and to achieve this goal I have recently applied to Ph.D. programs in art history to begin September 2010.