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I received a Bachelor’s of Arts in History from Ohio University in June 2012. While at Ohio University, I worked with a variety of cultural heritage institutions. Because of this work, I made a decision to pursue and practice publicly engaged scholarship. In September 2012, I moved to Madison, Wisconsin to study with the Tribal Libraries, Archives, and Museums Project at the University ( of Wisconsin-Madison’s School of Library and Information. While studying with our tribal partners and practicing community-driven scholarship, I developed the skills to share digital content. More importantly, I renewed my commitment to engaged community-driven scholarship and to the public humanities. Realizing that a firm grounding in humanistic training was an imperative for me to acquire in order to truly ground my work on the history of public parks in the Midwest, I sought out humanities programs that offered training in the public humanities; I applied to the University of Iowa because of the plethora of opportunities in the public humanities provided by the Obermann Center ( and the Obermann Center Working Group History Corps ( I became a member of History Corps in fall 2014. Since then, I have completed several projects that examine Iowa’s complex history through History Corps. Through History Corps, I am currently working on a large tribal digital project with the Ioway and Meskwaki. The work I have completed exemplifies my core values as a scholar: collaboration, promotion of the digital humanities, intersectionality, and the dissemination of knowledge in a variety of formats.

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Writing Careers: A Conversation About Alt-Ac Career Preparation

April 10 2017
Please join University of Iowa HASTAC Fellows Katie Walden (PhD Candidate, American Studies) and Mary Wise (PhD Candidate, History) as we lead a conversation with Dr. Jennifer Teitle and Dr. Jennifer Masada on the difference between a CV and Resume! We will be meeting online at the following web...
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