Resume

Kimberly Eastridge

Education

University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, VA | Expected graduation date: May 2021 B.A. in History and American Studies, Minor in Museum Studies GPA: 3.8/4.0

Falls Church High School Falls Church, VA | 2017 GPA: 3.8/4.0

Relevant experience

James Monroe Papers, Fredericksburg, VA | October 2018 – Present Historical transcriber * Transcribes handwritten documents for Monroe Papers

Washington Heritage Museums, Fredericksburg, VA | October 2018 – Present Interpreter at Mary Washington House *Gives a scripted tour of the house that lasts about 40 minutes *Handles guest services like checking in, admission, and housekeeping

James Monroe Museum, Fredericksburg, VA | May 2019- July 2019 Bowley Scholar intern *Helped with collecting objects and records for the upcoming exhibit on westward expansion *Researched and created demos for new interactives for the permanent exhibits and the education corner *Organized paper archives 

Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, Fairfax Station, VA | May 2018 – August 2019 Intern *Revised drafts of exhibit panels and layout of main exhibit room *Conducted field research of graves and genealogy records for patrons and workers of the railroad station during the mid 19th to the 21st century   *Compiled the results in a report that was used to create a temporary exhibit titled “The People of Fairfax Village” in winter 2018-19 

Skills

  • Microsoft Office suite; PastPerfect; WordPress; Omeka
  • Introductory knowledge of American Sign Language and Spanish

volunteering

University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, VA  Where is the Line? Club (2018-present) President *Organizes all events and meetings *Collaborates with local organizations, like RCASA and Empowerhouse *Facilitates group discussions about the issues that the club represents (sexual and domestic violence; gender inequality, etc.)  

Historic Preservation Club (2017-present) Member *Assists with planning of annual events

Relevant Class projects

University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, VA Museum Education (Spring 2019) *Created lessons plans for the Mary Washington House to implement in their school tours

Collections and Management (Spring 2019) *Cataloged objects and created object records for items in the President’s house, Brompton

Adventures in Digital History (Spring 2020) *Collaborated on a digital archive to promote the educational legacy of Dr. James Farmer *Created online exhibits, collections, and items related to Dr. James Farmer *Conducted oral interviews (phone and in-person) with Alumni and faculty *Farmer.umwhistory.org  

Honors

University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, VA

  • Dean’s List (2017-present), Phi Alpha Theta (2020), Pi Gamma Mu (2020), Phi Beta Kappa (2020), recipient of Ruby Lee Norris ‘36 Scholarship (2018-2020), Lorayne M. Dollet ‘73 Scholarship in Humanities (2018-2020), Oscar Darter Scholarship in History (2019-2020), Lt. General Albert Bowley Scholarship (2019) CAS Alumni Advisory Internship Grant (2018-19); Phi Eta Sigma (2018)