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Upcoming Presentations
Past Presentations

Western History Association Conference

San Antonio, Texas

October 19, 2018

Poster presentation on how visitor centers in national parks created divided loyalties between guest comfort and environmental protection.

Fort Collins, Colorado

November 13, 2018

Poster presentation on the women working behind the scenes of Disney animated films from 1923 through 1964 and the ways these women shaped the modern animation industry.

The 19th and Beyond: Reflecting on the Suffrage Centennial and Women's History in the National Park Service

National Council on Public History


March 27, 2021

Roundtable discussing the 19th Amendment Centennial efforts of the National Park Service (NPS), including my research in Death Valley National Park. This panel will center around the efforts of those who made the nation-wide push for more women's histories possible, as well as the projects moving forward that illuminate the impact of continuing to tell more complex stories of women in the past.

Stars & Screen Conference

Glassboro, New Jersey

September 27-29, 2018

Paper presentation on original research about the history of women working in Disney animation studios. Chaired the panel on women in filmmaking, an interdisciplinary panel on the impacts of women in the industry.

Mountains and Plains Museums Association Conference

Billings, Montana

September 11-15, 2018

Panel presentation on how to negotiate digital tools effectively into class spaces and museums

Visitors Centered: Addressing Expanding Visitation in Rocky Mountain National Park Through Repeat Photography

Parks as Portals to Learning

Estes Park, CO

August 6-10, 2018

Week-long research trip in Rocky Mountain National Park sponsored by the Public Lands History Center in conjunction with the Continental Divide Research Learning Center. We ultimately concluded that the NPS mission is complimentary rather than contradictory, and the most effective means for managing visitation growth in the parks was actually the visitors themselves. 

Digital History 101

Colorado & Wyoming Association of Museums (CWAM)

Cheyenne, Wyoming

April 14, 2018

Workshop on bringing digital tools into museum spaces without the gimmick or previous programming experience. This workshop helped different museum professionals to problem solve through different issues that might be preventing them from turning to digital solutions.

American West Program Panel

Public Lands History Center

Fort Collins, Colorado

April 10, 2018

Panelist on translating the legacy of immigration into a museum space, and the need to think of digital tools as useful extensions of a museum space instead of an easy alternative to exhibit development.

Responding to Student Writing with Confidence

GTA Experience Learning Series

Fort Collins, Colorado

March 21, 2018

Panel discussion on Graduate Teaching Assistant skills and best practices for writing in the discipline of History, as well as a discussion on the challenges we faced in grading for over 100 students each semester. 

South Korean Impressions of North Korea: The Effects of the Past on the Present

STEAM Lectures

Loveland, Colorado

December 8, 2017

STEAM Lecture series at High Plains K-8 School on the ways South Koreans still perceive of North Korea, based on their long history and my experiences living in South Korea with people who had family in North Korea still.

Disneyland and Post-War Idealism

Lecture for HIST 151 at Colorado State University

Fort Collins, Colorado

November 17, 2017

Lecture for “HIST 151: American History from 1876” on the ways Disneyland reflected and upheld the strong post-war idealism that students were struggling with understanding in class. 

Digital Portfolios for History Students: Why Do We Need Them?

Fort Collins, CO

March 15, 2019

Workshop to help history graduate students and History Club undergraduate students understand the importance of digital portfolios in the modern job market and history profession. The key lesson of this workshop is translating academic work into something visual and accessible. 

Chicago, Illinois

January 4-6, 2019

Poster presentation on the conflicting loyalties inherent in visitor centers in National Parks, through a case study on the Beaver Meadows Visitor Center in Rocky Mountain National Park

Redesigning the History Survey Course

Fort Collins, CO

January 30, 2019

Faculty seminar to discuss the results of the experimental HIST 151: American History from 1876 course that we helped design and facilitate last semester. I led the focus group of students who helped us to understand how new pedagogical tools were being received by students from different demographic groups.

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