Resume

Anna Halgash
anna.halgash@gmail.com

Education

Northeastern University — Boston, Massachusetts (September 2021-May 2023)
M.A. in History, with a concentration in Public History
Digital Humanities Certificate

  • 3.88 GPA
  • Awarded a two-year Dean’s Scholarship
  • Projects
    • Northeastern’s Black Artists of Boston Project (2023)
      • Co-conducted oral history interviews with jazz trumpeter Jason Palmer
      • Wrote, presented on a temporary historical marker for The Stable jazz club
      • Project was given Northeastern’s Community Collaboration Award
    • A Community Reading Of William Apess’s Eulogy On Metacom (2023)
      • Co-planned and wrote questions for the Revolutionary Spaces event on Pequot preacher William Apess’s 1836 A Eulogy on King Philip speech
    • The General Relief Committee of New York Project (2023)
      • Digital history research site on the GRC, a 19th-century NYC-based Irish Famine relief group

The College of Wooster, Wooster, Ohio (August 2017-May 2021)
B.A. in English and History

  • 3.89 GPA (magna cum laude, honors in English)
  • Awarded the Cummings-Rumbaugh History Prize, the Aileen Dunham Scholarship in History, the Dean’s List for four years, and the Dean’s Merit Scholarship for four years
  • Campus organizations roles included Artful Dodge apprentice editor and volunteer, The Goliard poetry/prose staff member, Phi Alpha Theta secretary, Sigma Tau Delta member
  • Independent Studies
    • “The Music of the People: Appalachian Ballads and the Search for the Authentic in the 1960s American Folk Music Revival” (2021)
      • Concerned 1960s American folk singers’ interest in Appalachian ballads
    • “An Analysis of Nnedi Okorafor’s “Spider the Artist” as a Modern First Contact Story Through the Lens of Postcolonialism and Afrofuturism” (2020)
      • Analyzed Okorafor’s sci-fi short story through a postcolonialist/afrofuturist lens
    • “The Ballad, The Myth, The Legend: How Twentieth-Century Appalachian Ballad Scholarship Created a False Unchanging Link of English and Scottish Musical Heritage” (2020)
      • Concerned the myths spread by 20th-century Appalachian ballad scholars
  • Campus Activities & Organizations
    • Artful Dodge (literary magazine)
      • Apprentice editor and volunteer
    • The Goliard (student literary magazine)
      • Poetry/prose staff member
    • Phi Alpha Theta (history honor society)
      • Secretary
    • Sigma Tau Delta (English honor society)
      • Member

University College Cork, Cork, Ireland (August 2019-December 2019)
Fall 2019 study abroad semester

  • Organized through Arcadia University’s study abroad program
  • Intensive three-week Early Start Semester in Modern Irish Literature (August 2019)
  • Fall Term coursework in Celtic Lyric Poetry, Ancient Ireland, Modern Irish History, and Irish Film History provided the groundwork for my Independent Study research on the influences of British and Irish history on American Appalachian music. (September-December 2019)

Pre-College Summer Programs (2015-2016)

  • Denison University, The Reynolds Young Writers Workshop, Dr. Margot Singer (July 2016)
  • Emory University, Narrative Writing, William Gruber, Ph.D. (June 2016)
  • The College of William and Mary, National Institute of American History & Democracy, Early American History, Dr. James P. Whittenburg (July 2015)
  • Brown University, English and World Literature, John Mulligan, Ph.D. (June 2015)

Professional Affiliations 

Member, National Council on Public History
Member, American Alliance of Museums
Member, American Association For State and Local History

Work Experience

Shenandoah National Park (National Park Service) (June 2022-July 2022)
Visitor Services/Curatorial Assistant
Luray, VA

(Facilitated by American Conservation Experience)

  • Researched the presidential retreats Shangri-La (Camp David) and Rapidan Camp
  • Interviewed park interpreters on potential tour revisions and additions
  • Conducted park inventory, environmental monitoring, and Integrated Pest Management
  • Routinely cleaned artifacts and museum spaces
  • Facilitated archive information requests for staff and researchers
  • Contributed to the park’s social media using park archival research

Corning Incorporated (May 2021-August 2021)
Advanced Optics Marketing Communications Intern
Corning, NY

  • Developed content for Aerospace and Defense’s historical milestone timeline website
  • Improved company contact resources and partner communication
  • Collaborated on a Laser Optics demonstration for the OptiFab 2021 trade show
  • Received recognition award for PowerPoint summary of company diversity survey from Advanced Optics division president

The College of Wooster (September 2018–July 2019)
English Department Sophomore Research Assistant
Wooster, OH

  • Participated in the British Chilean Newspaper Project’s digitization of English-language newspapers in Chile between 1843 and 1904
  • Worked with the content management system Omeka and used document-scanning techniques to help create readable PDFs for a digital archive

Corning Museum of Glass (Rakow Research Library) (June-July 2018)
Volunteer Archives Assistant
Corning, NY

  • Supported the Special Collections department of the Rakow Research Library, the world’s top library on glass
  • Organized photographic slide submissions to the New Glass Review, which offers an annual in-print exhibition of current art and design work in the medium of glass
  • Received the President’s Volunteer Service Award from the Corporation for National and Community Service for my work

Awards

Segal AmeriCorps Education Award

  • August 2022
  • Issued by AmeriCorps

Dean’s Scholarship

  • September 2021-May 2023
  • Issued by Northeastern University

Cummings-Rumbaugh History Prize

  • May 2021
  • Issued by The College of Wooster

Aileen Dunham Scholarship in History

  • August 2020-May 2021
  • Issued by The College of Wooster

Dean’s List

  • August 2017-May 2021
  • Issued by The College of Wooster

Dean’s Merit Scholarship

  • August 2017-May 2021
  • Issued by The College of Wooster

President’s Volunteer Service Award

  • 2018
  • Issued by the Corporation for National and Community Service

Skills

  • Programs
    • Microsoft Office, Google Suite, Zoom, WordPress, Canva, Scalar, Omeka, Otter.ai
  • Database software
    • Interior Collection Management System (ICMS)
  • Social media
    • TikTok, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn
  • Cultural resource management
  • Museum cleaning, Integrated Pest Management (IPM), and environmental monitoring
  • Public history
  • Primary and secondary source-based research
  • Writing for varied audiences
  • Cultural tourism
  • Oral history
  • Team collaboration
  • Communication
  • Project management
  • Visitor experience
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