My decision to major in Art History as an undergraduate student at the University of Delaware was crystallizing in many ways because it set me on a path for success. The University of Delaware's Art History program ranks among the top programs in the nation. I benefited from the outstanding faculty and their supportive mentorship. Drs. Wendy Bellion, Margaret Werth, Larry Nees, Lauren Petersen – to name a few of my professors – challenged me to think and write about art critically. Individually, they encouraged me to communicate my own interpretations about art. I have continued to hone these skills at every stage of my career.
As part of my undergraduate experience, I lived abroad in Italy, Ecuador, and Australia, where I studied Italian and Spanish languages. After graduating Dean's List in 2005 with a B.A. in Art History, I earned my M.A. in Museum Education from the University of the Arts. During my graduate program, I interned at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in the Education department. I graduated with Highest Honors from my graduate program, and then moved to New York City. I worked at Phillips auction house in the Modern and Contemporary Editions department and Client Management in their New York and London offices.
Currently I work as a publicist for the Philadelphia Museum of Art. In my day to day, I write press releases, pitch to media, plan press events, and develop communication strategies to promote the Museum's exhibitions, scholarly publications and public programs. Whether I am interviewing a curator about an exhibition or interfacing with media, my days are spent immersed in conversations about art. I like to think I cultivated this trait as a college student at UD. My degree has helped me stand out amongst my peers and has rooted me in a wonderful career that fosters lifelong learning.