My museum experience ranges from a seven-employee natural history museum to the Smithsonian Institution. 

I have planned and presented educational programs and tours, as well as designed printed materials for visitor learning and guidance.

Field Trip - "Science Is Everywhere!"
National Air and Space Museum - Washington D.C.
November 2011

"Science Is Everywhere!" November 10, 2011

  • Developed and led an interactive museum experience for seven middle-school students
  • Focused on how science appears in our everyday lives
  • Utilized hands-on exhibits and props to make science concepts come to life
  • Incorporated students' ideas and experiences into the discussion
  • Encouraged thinking about everyday examples of the science concepts
  • Used artistic expressions to help the students explore how they think about science
Group Teaching Project - "Perspectives"
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden - Washington D.C.
July 2011

  • Created a one-hour participatory lesson as part of a 5-person team
  • Explored the interpretation of modern art with an audience of ten fellow graduate students
  • Utilized movement, museum theater, and observations to help the audience draw their own meanings out of three sculptures
  • Provided time for open-ended discussions and many possible answers
  • Researched the artists and contexts of the pieces for background
  • Developed skills for working collaboratively in a group

"Perspectives" July 14, 2011

Docent for "Mission Moon" & "Mars 3D" Exhibitions
Museum of Natural History - Providence, RI
May 2007 to August 2008

Museum of Natural History - Providence, RI

  • Served in the "Mars 3D" exhibit by engaging with visitors, answering their questions and explaining the features shown in the photographs
  • Developed activities for an interactive family table in conjunction with the "Mission Moon" exhibit
  • Provided marbles of varying sizes for  patrons to make their own craters in a pan of sand
  • Created a demonstration of how craters erode and become smoother over time
  • Explored the patterns in the dark areas of the moon and encouraged visitors to draw their own interpretations onto blank images of the full moon