Ancestry’s StoryScout™

I am a part of an amazing team at Ancestry where we connect individuals with historical stories about their ancestors. I work primarily with coding and image curation. One thing I really love about Ancestry is how we tell truthful stories while still approaching difficult historical stories with sensitivity. Here’s a video about StoryScout™.

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Keeping in Touch Without Touching Each Other: A 2020 COVID-19 Online Exhibit

In response to the 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic, I, along with other curators, collected digital items related to the pandemic. I coordinated with two other curators to create an online exhibit, Keeping in Touch Without Touching Each Other.

Me with my St. Mary’s University face mask. Our exhibit focused on the social dynamics of university students, faculty, and alumni during the 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic.

Country Music, Women, & American Politics

For my Museums & History graduate course, I created an example exhibit about Country Music, Women, & American Politics where I analyzed the the relationship between female country music singers and United States politics. As part of my project, I created a budget, artifact list, floor plan, and marketing image (seen below). This exhibit was a dream for me to make. I would love to collaborate with someone one day to make this happen in real life. If this sounds up your alley, please reach out to me!

Above is a playlist I created to accompany this exhibit. These songs highlight country music women’s political and social statements from across the spectrum.

FamilySearch’s Guided Research™

While at FamilySearch, I worked with an amazing group to create Guided Research™. This product helps novice genealogical researchers navigate different geographic areas, giving them the best record sets to conduct research. As a member of this project, I collected record sets, created web pages, and helped improve the user experience through problem-solving.

The map for Guided Research™ is continually updated as new geographic record sets are added.