I earned my Bachelor’s degree from Davidson College in 2020, where I majored in English and Studio Art, with a concentration on sculpture. During my undergraduate career, I worked on multiple research projects and received a grant to conduct research and gain artistic experience internationally.
Discovering Maxwell Shieff: Preliminary Fashion History Research
In Spring 2020, I had the opporutnity to research the twentieth century fashion designer Maxwell Shieff. This research, and the website I created to showcase my findings, inspired me to continue my exploration into design history at the graduate level.
Contributing to a Biographical Research Project and Investigating UX Design
During the summer of 2019, I worked as a research assistant for the Davidson College English Department. In this role, I edited WordPress content and layout design on a digital biography project funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. I also collaborated on written and artistic content featured on the site in partnership with faculty and students across other academic institutions and designed and published an interactive sitemap featured within the project website.
Creating Wearable Sculpture from Indigenous Materials in Yogyakarta, Indonesia
I spent the summer of 2018 living in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, where I worked as an apprentice to a sculptor and gallery owner. I assisted in the creation of two wearable costume sculptures and contributed to the curation and organization of a public exhibition in which these two sculptures were showcased in July 2018. I also assisted in the installation and curation of sculpture at Jogja National Museum as part of the ARTJOG (2018) exposition in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.