MY PROJECTS

What I’ve Done

To provide a tangible showcase of my work, I’ve included a portfolio of some of my projects. Take a moment to explore.

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VAL-KILL PROJECT

Restoring History

One of the most fun - and challenging - historical projects I have undertaken was researching and restoring original photographs at Eleanor Roosevelt's home, Val-Kill. In total, I found around one hundred photographs ER had in her home at the time of her death in 1962 and had them framed and hung for visitors to enjoy. Not only that, I also worked with the National Park Service to create a site to help visitors understand the history behind the photos. View the photos here

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PAT NIXON AT USC

The Trojan First Lady

The highlight of my time working with the Richard Nixon Foundation was putting together a special exhibit on first lady Pat Nixon at her alma mater, USC. I did some digging in the archives and collaborated with USC to find some rare gems to display in the Town & Gown building. I also created an online exhibit to serve as a companion.

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MADELEINE ALBRIGHT EXHIBIT

Read My Pins

I was thrilled to be interning at the FDR Library when one our special visitors was - none other than - Madeleine Alright! I was even more excited when I was asked to be one the select people to greet her when she arrived. I learned that her charismatic personality was displayed through the her impressive collection of pins. Meeting Secretary Albright and assisting with this exhibit was something I will never forget. Read more about the exhibit here

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"THE GATEKEEPER"

Uncovering the Story of FDR's Right-Hand Woman

In 2014, I was fortunate to get to know a fellow Roosevelt historian named Kathryn Smith. While interning at the FDR Library, I did some research for her book on FDR's longtime secretary and right-hand, Marguerite "Missy"LeHand. It was an amazing adventure that took me to Yale University's Sterling Library to dive into Ambassador William Bullitt's papers. In addition to the research, I also served as an editor for her manuscript. "The Gatekeeper" was published in September 2016, learn more about it!

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CLIO

A Historian's Dream App

One of the freelance projects I undertook is creating historic sites for the app Clio. It is so much fun researching sites across the US, writing about them, and even narrating the entries! Some of my favorite entries: Continental Airlines General Office Building in LA, Sunnylands in Rancho Mirage, Top Cottage in Hyde Park, and Sagamore Hill in Oyster Bay. Check out Clio here and download on your Android/iPhone!

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"PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION TRIVIA"

What You Didn't Know About Presidential Campaigns

In 2017, I connected with historian Mark Thorburn on LinkedIn and discovered we had many common interests. I was honored when he asked me to serve as an editor for his book "Presidential Election Trivia." This is a quick, fascinating reads revealing more than 50 facts about past presidential campaigns. Learn more about it here

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TRIPS TO DISCOVER

Oh The Places You'll Go

In 2019, I was hired as an Outreach Specialist for the digital travel magazine, Trips To Discover. As Outreach Specialist, I reached out and formed relationships with the hotels, restaurants, and sites featured in our articles. I also jumped at the opportunity to edit and fact-check articles before publication. To discover your next vacation, visit Trips To Discover