I am in the second year of my master’s degree in Museum & Heritage Studies in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Denver. I am passionate about working in museums and striving to create a space of dialogue, contemplation, and conversation based on object-centered learning. I have practical museum experience in collections management,…

Indigenous Futurisms

Artists Kristina M. Bad Hand and Elizabeth Lapensée showcase new work and exhibit indigenous-led media that explores the intersection between pop culture and Native life. Through comic books and video games the artists re-envision cultural realities and indigenous perspectives. October 6, 2018 – October 19, 2018  

Terms of Belonging: A Sociological Exploration of Immigration at DU

A main component of the exhibit was design and making photos and article scans visually engaging. Every week or so, I checked in with Dr. Isla-Lopez’s class to present my progress and ideas. It was a collaboration with the student’s as much as it was with Dr. Isla-Lopez. She and I discussed timelines, expectations and…

Denver Through My Eyes

In the summer of 2018, three projects came together to create a body of work that showcased the photography and videography of middle and high school students from the Denver area who are concerned with the accelerated changes taking place in their neighborhoods. The goal was to broker a conversation between young people and policy…

Souvenir Masks: Tourist Items from Central and South America

DUMA displays a small portion of the collection each year in Ruffato Hall, the Morgridge College of Education. I guided a team of new fellow grad students to put together a small group of tourists masks that have not been displayed for many years.    

All that Glitters: Micaceous Clay Pottery from the Southwest

The University of Denver Museum of Anthropology acquired a new display case for the second floor of Sturm Hall with the help of the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Dean’s Office. Around the same time, DUMA also received a donation of pottery and basketry from a DU alumna Alene Mueldener, and I curated…

Becoming Visible: Global Issues with a Local Context

This exhibit was curated by an undergraduate social justice class instructed by Kara Underwood. They explored the current news of social injustice alongside their own creativity to make a work of art reflecting a global issue. For this exhibit, I assisted with the graphic design. September 18, 2018 – October 10, 2018