Virginia Museum of Natural History Martinsville, VA
Administrative Coordinator | 2021-present
As the administrative coordinator, I work closely with the Virginia Museum of Natural History’s executive director on a variety of projects to achieve the institution’s strategic goals. I serve as a liaison with the VMNH Board of Trustees to plan all board and committee meetings, as well as communicating regular institutional updates with the board. I have organized all logistics and hosted nine full board meetings and approximately 20 committee meetings. I work the VMNH leadership team to coordinate details and measure outcomes for the institution’s numerous capital projects, including the construction of a museum branch campus in Waynesboro, VA. I hold public outreach events and write a bi-monthly newsletter to build community support for the project. I collaborate with the advancement team to write acknowledgement letters, analyze membership and donation data, and engage individually with museum supporters. I have also organized larger activities for museum donors, including hosting two bus trip for out-of-town supporters to tour the institution. I supervise both interns who work in the executive director’s office and interns participating in the museum’s Diversity Internship Program. While leading these programs, I have mentored six students. I also provide support for other Human Resources efforts, including coordinating annual employee evaluations and preparing employee telework plans.
Cooperstown Graduate Program Cooperstown, NY
Graduate Assistant | 2020-2021
As a graduate assistant, I provided research support, including organizing institutional data into comprehensive spreadsheets, as well as formatting and editing for a book about museum administration titled: Museum Finance: Issues, Challenges, and Successes (Brian Alexander, published 2023). I also prepared class material, tracked student assignment submissions, and scheduled events for a museum administration professor.
Office Assistant | 2019-2020
While working as a student office assistant, I interviewed individuals, wrote articles, and edited content for the alumni newsletter. I also created virtual messages on Constant Contact for alumni, current students, and community members.
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum St. Michaels, MD
Advancement Intern | 2020
As an intern in the advancement department, I developed a recommendation for a virtual membership tier and presented it to CBMM's senior leadership team. As part of building relationships with museum supporters, I also communicated with donors over the phone and wrote acknowledgement letters. Additionally, I conducted data entry and analyzed donor information using CBMM's donor management database.
Robert Russa Moton Museum Farmville, VA
Museum Assistant | 2018-2019
As a weekly volunteer, I greeted guests, supervised the museum bookstore, coordinated student programs in partnership with Longwood University, and led guided tours at the museum telling the story of student involvement in the Civil Rights Movement.