Amber Glen, '09
Current Position: Glen is a curator for the Clatsop County Historical Society, which operates four museums in Astoria, Ore. She also is working on her master's degree in museum studies from Johns Hopkins University via online classes.
Why Whitworth? "I was drawn to Whitworth by the small campus and student body. The personal attention paid to me as a potential student and a freshman encouraged me both to enroll and to continue my education at Whitworth."
Whitworth Activities: Worked for the IT department, attended history conferences, and participated in the History of Christianity Jan Term study-abroad program in Great Britain.
Quote: "Whitworth helped prepare me for my current field through the support of excellent faculty and staff, as well as by providing me opportunities that may not have been possible at other schools. The history and museum fields are difficult ones to get experience in without internships, and being able to have three internships helped me gain vital professional experience."
Influential Whitworth Experiences: "The entire history department faculty and Janet Hauck, Whitworth's archivist, influenced my career choices and helped me grow into the professional I am today. Although I entered Whitworth knowing what my major would be and what I wanted to do after school, learning from Janet and taking as many history classes as I could helped solidify my goals of earning a master's degree and working for a museum."
Career Goals: "In the future I would like to work as a registrar/curator in a museum in the United Kingdom, where I can learn and experience different museum practices and possibly work on collaborative research or other projects."
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