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I first discovered my passion for the humanities by designing Barbie Dreamhouses.

I get asked all the time what inspired my career aspirations, and that is the truth. I would set up the houses for hours, making sure to glue each piece in its proper place. I would host "showings" to anyone who visited my room, providing commentary on why I chose to put each item in its specific location. The creative freedom of constructing spaces and narratives for my dolls enamored me, so I decided to pursue a career in museums and historic sites.

I am currently the Associate Curator of Contemporary Art at the North Carolina Museum of Art (Raleigh and Winston-Salem), a position that encourages my passion for examining culture through an artistic lens. My professional mission is to provide engaging museum experiences for our public through exhibition curation, interpretation, and design. Overall, I strive to restore access, inclusion, and agency in the museum field for all communities, especially those that have been historically marginalized by our institutions.

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