Oberlin Heritage Center, 73 ½ South Professor Street, Oberlin, OH 44074
I graduated from Wright State University with a BA in Anthropology and a MA in Public History. This is my first year with the AmeriCorps. Joining the Ohio History Service Corps allows me to share my love of history and museums with the community. I am eager to help the Oberlin Heritage Center and surrounding historical organizations preserve and promote their local history.
Cleveland Public Library, 325 Superior Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114
As a child, my mother fostered my love of history through a steady diet of library visits and public broadcast programming. During my undergraduate studies at Cleveland State University, I worked as a student archivist in the Michael Schwartz Library's Special Collections department, served as an officer of the Cleveland State Student History Caucus and the Student Women's Association, completed my practicum at the Western Reserve Historical Society. I am excited to be serving as an AmeriCorps member at the Cleveland Public Library, supporting the development of the library's Digital Hub project and coordinating outreach efforts that help community organizations understand the value and necessity of preserving and digitizing their archival materials.
Heritage Ohio, 846 ½ East Main Street, Columbus, OH 43205
I graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science in City and Regional Planning in May of 2014. This is my first year as an AmeriCorps member. Through my service at Heritage Ohio, am hoping to learn more about the tools and methods that cities and neighborhoods can use to leverage their community and their unique story as assets to thrive.
Youngstown State University, 1 University Plaza, Youngstown, OH 44555
I earned an undergraduate degree in Secondary Education in 2011 focused on Social Studies as a non-traditional student, then went on to attain a Masters in History, while serving as a graduate assistant at the Youngstown Historical Center of Industry & Labor (YHCIL). My involvement in the Ohio History Service Corps allows me to take advantage of the opportunity to continue working with Youngstown State, YHCIL, and affiliates to promote local history. My deep interest in history, particularly local history, along with my desire to share with the public, makes AmeriCorps appealing.
Ohio Historic Preservation Office-Ohio History Connection, 800 East 17th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43211
I am an Ohio native and recently completed my PhD in anthropology, with a specialization in archaeology, from Ohio State University. I joined the Ohio History Service Corps to spread the word about the rich and exciting prehistory of our state. It is a great opportunity to interact with many people and organizations to help document and preserve our past. The OHSC will also provide excellent opportunities to help to me grow as a service oriented professional. My host sites, the Ohio History Connection and Ohio Historic Preservation Office, serve as repositories for all of Ohio’s archaeological information, providing a wide range of opportunities for collaboration in the coming year.
National Afro-American Museum & Cultural Center, 1350 Brush Row Road, Wilberforce, OH 45385
My interest in history began as a genuine interest in people. I was instilled with the belief that anybody could learn anything if they simply asked the right questions to the right people. During my time in school that turned into a keen interest in historical figures and events. I graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 2014 with a Bachelor’s degree in History and a certificate in International Human Rights. This position is an incredible opportunity to not only work in a field directly related to my major, but to really have the ability to be creative and do interesting work. This is a unique chance to be part of a small but mighty operation as they rebuild and expand into the future. I'm absolutely thrilled to be here.
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, 50 East Freedom Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202
I discovered my love of history museums while working as an interpreter in the Cincinnati History Museum through Cincinnati Museum Center's youth programs. I pursued this path through my undergraduate work at Smith College, majoring in history and completing a museums concentration. My museums concentration allowed me to fulfill several internships in the museum world, from the Smith College Museum of Art to the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. I am excited to explore new challenges this year, such as working with youth and furthering my skills in digital humanities.