The Certificate is proud to have graduate students from various disciplines join our growing list of alumni. Some have continued in the museum field while others have pursued other avenues.


Ashleigh Cannata
Department: Anthropology
Practicum Title/Topic: We Are Still Here – Developing a Lesson Plan for the Piscataway Conoy Tribe of Maryland
Practicum Institution: Piscataway Conoy Tribe

Lisa Carney
Department: iSchool
Practicum Title/Topic: A Morrill Reckoning: Acknowledging the Indigenous Lands that Funded UMD
Practicum Institution: University of Maryland Libraries and Special Collections

Christian Folk
Department: Theatre and Performance Studies
Practicum Title/Topic: “This One’s For the Culture”: Contemporary Composers’ Decolonial Reworkings of Traditional Wind Band Genres
Practicum Institution: The University of Maryland Special Collections in Performing Arts

Susannah Holliday
Department: iSchool
Practicum Title/Topic: Imaging Self: The Michael D. Harris Collection at the David C. Driskell Center
Practicum Institution: The David C. Driskell Center

Maureen Jones
Department: iSchool
Practicum Title/Topic: History Through Her Lens: A Descriptive Bibliography of Early Black Woman Photographers

Grace Dahye Kwon
Department: American Studies
Practicum Title/Topic: AAPI in DC Digital Exhibition
Practicum Institution: Smithsonian’s Center For Folklife and Cultural Heritage and the 1882 Foundation

Christiana McClain
Department: iSchool
Practicum Title/Topic: I Have a Feeling for It: A Literary Exhibition on Lucille Clifton
Practicum Institution: The Clifton House

Lucy Medley
Department: Historic Preservation
Practicum Title/Topic: Uncovering the History of Enslaved Labor at the White House: Hidden Stories

Brianna Melgar
Department: iSchool
Practicum Title/Topic: Archaeological Interpretations of O’odham Resistance and Persistence During Missionization at Guevavi
Practicum Institution: Borderlandia and the University of Maryland

Kitty Morrill
Department: iSchool
Practicum Title/Topic: Reprocessing Bronislava Nijinska: Improving User Experience
Practicum Institution: The Library of Congress

Hallie Oines
Department: iSchool
Practicum Title/Topic: An Environmental Survey of the Library of Congress’s Arabic Miniature Collection
Practicum Institution: The Library of Congress

Stewart Williams
Department: Anthropology & Historic Preservation
Practicum Title/Topic: Heart of the Table: Systemic Racism in Museums & Community Activism


Emily Moore
Department: iSchool
Practicum Title/Topic: Ethical Guidelines for the Study of Human Remains: A Study in Review
Practicum Institution: Newberry College

Devon Murtha
Department: Historic Preservation
Practicum Title/Topic: 250 Perches South-Southwest of a Memory: Recovering Lost History at Concord Manor Historic Site
Practicum Institution: Concord Manor Historic Site

Margalit Pelta-Pauls
Department: American Studies
Practicum Title/Topic: Blue Cornflower Porcelain: Exhibiting Historical Production at Monticello
Practicum Institution: Monticello

Christin Washington
Department: American Studies
Practicum Title/Topic: Go Good: A Digital Service/Spiritual Ceremony Borrowing from the Transnational Account of a Guyanese Woman
Practicum Institution: AADHum, UMD


Lauren Carter-Cain
Department: History
Practicum Title/Topic: “Here Come the Brides: First World War Imagery at the National Archives”
Practicum Institution: National Archives and Records Administration

Omar Eaton-Martinez
Department: American Studies
Practicum Title/Topic: Afro-Latinx Identity Tour of the National Museum of African American History and Culture
Practicum Institution: Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

Allison Hedges
Department: Theater and Performance Studies
Practicum Title/Topic: Triumph of Isabella: Exploring Performance through Art
Practicum Institution: Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library

Wanda Hernández
Department: American Studies
Practicum Title/Topic: Between Archives and Performance: Using Performance Theories to Examine Undocumented Central American Archives
Practicum Institution: University of Maryland Archives

Kenna Hernly
Department: Teaching and Learning, Policy and Leadership
Practicum Title/Topic: Visitors Respond: Emotional Responses and Personal Connections at an Art Museum
Practicum Institution: Smithsonian American Art Museum

Samantha Matera
Department: Anthropology
Practicum Title/Topic: Materiality and Education in Baltimore County: A Case Study of Texas, Maryland
Practicum Institution: Baltimore County Historical Society

Stan Maxson
Department: History
Practicum Title/Topic: Black Bottom: A South Nashville Neighborhood in the Nineteenth Century
Practicum Institution: Middle Tennessee State University, Public History Dept

Aryn Neurock Schriner
Department: Anthropology
Practicum Title/Topic: Calling to Account: History and Accessibility with the Eckley Miners’ Village Cell Phone Tour
Practicum Institution: Eckley Miners’ Village Museum

Elaina Snyder
Department: History & iSchool
Practicum Title/Topic: Postcolonial Museums and Indigenous Institutions: Traditional Care as Perservation Practice
Practicum Institution: Museo de Pariti (Bolivia) and Sealaska Heritage Institute (US)

Joana Stillwell
Department: iSchool
Practicum Title/Topic: Unsilencing Films: Sharing Authority and Representing Creatorship in the Archive
Practicum Institution: Mid-Atlantic Regional Moving Image Archive (MARMIA)

Jennifer Wachtel
Department: iSchool
Practicum Title/Topic: The Preservation Maryland Archives at the University of Maryland: A Case Study in Archival Outreach
Practicum Institution: The Preservation Maryland Archives at the University of Maryland

Joel Carlson
Department: History
Practicum Title/Topic: Building the “Model T of the Air”: Engineering and Research Corporation’s Revolution in Air Transportation
Practicum Institution: College Park Aviation Museum

Danielle Moler
Department: iSchool
Practicum Title/Topic: Adapting Through Displacement: Museums, Programming, and the Virtual Third Place
Practicum Institution: Poster House, New York


Tricia Glaser
Department: iSchool
Practicum Title/Topic: Discovering the African American History of Greenbelt, MD
Practicum Institution: Greenbelt Museum

Miriam Hiebert
Department: Material Science and Engineering
Practicum Title/Topic:
Practicum Institution: Kerst Family/Smithsonian National Museum of American History

Kevin Kim
Department: American Studies
Practicum Title/Topic: Food, Trauma, and Immigration at the National Museum of American History
Practicum Institution: Smithsonian National Museum of American History

Madga Mankel
Department: Anthropology
Practicum Title/Topic:
Practicum Institution: Smithsonian National Museum of American History

K. Sarah Ostrach
Department: iSchool
Practicum Title/Topic: National Gallery digital archives of Chinese materials (held by University of Michigan)
Practicum Institution: National Gallery of Art

Elizabeth Reilly
Department: iSchool
Practicum Title/Topic: Mission, Metrics, and Metadata in Museum Practice
Practicum Institution: Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens

Martha Schmidt
Department: History
Practicum Title/Topic: A Collection of Depth & Length: Reassembling the 30,000 Volume Library of Antonio Augusto de Carvalho Monteiro at the Library of Congress
Practicum Institution: Library of Congress


Bimbola Akinbola
Department: American Studies
Practicum Title/Topic:
Practicum Institution: Smithsonian National Museum of American History

Sarah Downard
Department: Anthropology
Practicum Title/Topic: Archaeological Field Schools as Community Heritage Engagement: How Participants Perceive their Place within the Project and Community
Practicum Institution: Arendus’s Gotland Archaeology Field School (Sweden)

Julia Folk
Department: iSchool
Practicum Title/Topic: Cataloguing of Maryland Governor Marvin Mandel photographic collection
Practicum Institution: Maryland State Archives

Kevin Macdonald
Department: Anthropology
Practicum Title/Topic: Fire-spitting Masks and Yoruba Twin Magic: Interpreting African Objects in Art and Anthropology Museum Collections
Practicum Institution: Driskell Center for African American Art


Catherine Daniels
Department: History
Practicum Title/Topic: Her Ladyship immediately proceeded to prepare the delicious drink with her own hands: A Material Culture Analysis of Punch at Mt. Vernon
Practicum Institution: Mount Vernon

Sarah Hartge
Department: Anthropology
Practicum Title/Topic: Sandy Spring Mutual Improvement Association 1857-1907 Women’s Association records organized for digital accessibility
Practicum Institution: Sandy Spring Museum

Schillica Howard
Department: American Studies
Practicum Title/Topic: Hair Stories Untold: Using Objects from the Smithsonian’s NMAAHC
Practicum Institution: Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

Andrea Vercoe
Department: Ethnomusicology
Practicum Title/Topic: Sonic Activism: A 21st Century Update of the 1990 Smithsonian Festival of American Folklife’s Music’s of Struggle Program
Practicum Institution: Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Leah Bush
Department: American Studies
Practicum Title/Topic: Beyond Representation: Performance Ethnography and the Research and Presentation of Cultures at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival
Practicum Institution: Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage

Sarah Janesko 
Department: Anthropology
Practicum Title/Topic: A review of the Mount Calvert Historical and Archaeological Park and Museum
Practicum Institution: Maryland-National Capital Parks and Planning Commission, Prince George’s County Parks and Recreation, Archaeology Program

Philip Byrd
Department: American Studies
Practicum Title/Topic: Walter Olencz: A Journey Through the Merchant Marine During WWII
Practicum Institution: S.S. John W. Brown Liberty Ship

Greg Kenyon
Department: History
Practicum Title/Topic: From Publications to Exhibitions: The Changing Role of the Museum in the 20th Century
Practicum Institution: National Museum of American History

Patricia Markert
Department: Anthropology, Archaeology
Practicum Title/Topic: The Role of Collaboration in Museum Scholarship: Exploring Themes of History, Memory, Family, and Place at Timbuctoo, New Jersey
Practicum Institution: Timbuctoo Community

Aaron Bryant
Department: American Studies
Practicum Title/Topic: World War II and the Resonant Cavity Magnetron
Practicum Institution:

Jennie Terman
Department: Music, Ethnomusicology
Practicum Title/Topic: Carrying the Load: Children’s Involvement in Festival Music and Dance in Japan’s Aging Society
Practicum Institution: National Museum of Natural History and Smithsonian’s Museum Support Center

Ennis Barbery
Department: Anthropology
Practicum Title/Topic: Cultural Landscapes of Greenbelt: Telling Stories of Community and Division in a Local Museum
Practicum Institution: Greenbelt Museum

Nathaniel Kramer Reul
Department: History
Practicum Title/Topic: The Mobilization of the Museum: The Smithsonian Institution and the Great War
Practicum Institution: Smithsonian Institution

Tom Hardej
Department: Historic Preservation
Practicum Title/Topic: Cultural Landscape: A Reinterpretation of the 20th Century DuPont Landscape at James Madison’s Montpelier
Practicum Institution: James Madison’s Montpelier

Shane Walsh
Department: American Studies
Practicum Title/Topic: Athletic Philanthropy, History, and Trends in Black Athletes “Helping Others”
Practicum Institution: National Museum of African American History and Culture

Molly Russell
Department: Anthropology
Practicum Title/Topic: Understanding Identity Through Collection Practices
Practicum Institution: National Museum of American History

Jenna Zimmerman
Department: Anthropology
Practicum Title/Topic: The Rosewell Plantation Artifact Collection at the NMAH
Practicum Institution: National Museum of American History

Amy Carattini
Department: Anthropology
Practicum Title/Topic: To Belong: Life Histories of Immigrants in Prince Georges County
Practicum Institution: Prince Georges County Museum of the Immigrant

Anna Doorenbos
Department: History Library of Science
Practicum Title/Topic: Docent Guide To Be Called To Serve: Representations of Women in the NMAH’s Price of Freedom Exhibit
Practicum Institution: National Museum of American History

Helena Iles
Department: History Library of Science
Practicum Title/Topic: Nordic Ware: American Business, Domesticity, and Ethnic Stories
Practicum Institution: National Museum of American History

Emily Jin Unrue
Department: History
Practicum Title/Topic: A Case of Mistaken Identity: One Object’s Journey from Antiquity to the Present
Practicum Institution: Smithsonian Institution Offsite Storage, Suitland

Robb Hernandez
Department: American Studies
Practicum Title/Topic: unknown
Practicum Institution: Stamp Student Union Gallery

Teresa Moyer
Department: American Studies
Practicum Title/Topic: Walking Tour Mount Clare and Georgia in Carroll Park, Baltimore
Practicum Institution: Mount Clare Historic Site, Baltimore

Amelia Wong
Department: American Studies
Practicum Title/Topic: Online Museums: Discovering Their Variety, Significance, and Potential
Practicum Institution: Center for History and New Media, GMU

Jaime Layne
Department: History
Practicum Title/Topic: Child’s Play: The Evolution of Children’s Toys and Games from Antiquity to the Modern Era
Practicum Institution: Amazement Square in Lynchburg

Anne Grulich
Department: American Studies
Practicum Title/Topic: Charles Ball’s Narrative of Life as a Slave and The Sukeek’s Cabin Site
Practicum Institution: Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum

Rob Williams
Department: History
Practicum Title/Topic: Reconstructing the Interlocking Block Tower at the Bowie Railroad Museum
Practicum Institution: Bowie Railroad Museum

Melinda Snarr
Department: History