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Museum and Field Studies graduates are prepared for a wide variety of positions in the museum community. Following is a list of graduates who are currently employed in the museum field and related fields or who are pursuing doctoral degrees.

2008 Graduates

  • Kate Bowell, Curator of Cultural Interpretation, Fort Collins Museum, Fort Collins, CO
  • Kathy Hollis, Invertebrate Paleontology Collection Manager, University of Colorado Museum of Natural History, Boulder, CO
  • Bethany Lewis, Field Biologist, Bureau of Land Management, Pinedale, WY
  • Aspen Padilla, Library Technician, Chemeketa Community College, Salem, OR
  • Katy Putsavage, PhD student, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

2007 Graduates

  • Kristian Anderson, PhD student, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
  • Eric Chapman, Exhibits Manager, Museum of the Earth, Ithaca, NY
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  • Karen Lloyd, Lloyd Museum Consulting LLC, Denver, CO
  • Kelli O'Leary, Senior Staff Assistant, Getty Villa Programming, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA

2006 Graduates

  • Lindsay Jones, Field Supervisor, Terry Dowd, Inc., Art Packing & Transport, Denver, CO
  • Roxana Raska, Researcher, M:Communications, London, England
  • Samantha Richards, Educator/Coordinator of Earth Gallery Programs, Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Denver, CO
  • Amy Wilkinson, Collections Assistant, State Museum of New York, Albany, NY

2005 Graduates

  • Danielle Benden, Curator of Anthropology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
  • Sheila Goff, NAGPRA Liaison, Colorado Historical Society, Denver, CO
  • Laura Stroud, Curator of Education, Boulder History Museum, Boulder, CO
  • Monique McHenry, PhD student, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
  • Sarah Price, Curator of Collections, Rogers Historical Museum, Rogers, AR
  • Tamar V. Scoggin, Museum Coordinator, University of Colorado Art Museum, and Curator, Mechak Center for Contemporary Tibetan Art, Boulder, CO

2004 Graduates

  • Mary Coleman, Environmental Educator for Pierce County Public Works & Utilities, Tacoma, WA
  • Kirsti Giles, Visiting Assistant in Museum Operations, John and Mary Ringling Museum of Art at Florida State University, Sarasota, FL
  • Marie (Worley) Georg, Senior Administrative Assistant, Exhibitions Department, Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, IL

2003 Graduates

  • Steve Armstead, Park Ranger, Boulder County Open Space, Boulder, CO
  • Christie (Kirsch) Cain, Anthropology Collection Manager, University of Colorado Museum of Natural History, Boulder, CO
  • Will Roberts, Exhibits Preparator, Culture and Heritage Museums of York County, Rock Hill, SC

2002 Graduates

  • Melissa Bechhoefer, Registrar, Colorado Historical Society, Denver, CO
  • Celia Curtis, Coordinator of Interpretation, Denver Botanic Gardens, Denver, CO
  • Jennifer Rose, Assistant Project Evaluator, The Exploratorium (Palace of Fine Arts), San Fransisco, CA
  • Allison Wickens (Certificate), Special Projects Coordinator, National Postal Museum, Washington, D.C.

2001 Graduates

  • Betsy L. Bennett, Curator/Educator, The Nature Museum at Grafton, Grafton, VT
  • Jill E. Rawlins Dreves, Executive Director, Wild Bear Center for Nature Discovery, Nederland, CO
  • Erik Heikkenen, Curator/Director of Permanent Collections, American Numismatic Association, Money Museum, Colorado Springs, CO.
  • Chad W. Landsman, Manager of Anthropology Lab and Collections, Luther College, Decorah, IA
  • Becky R. Latanich, Archivist, Estes Park Public Library, Estes Park, CO
  • JJ Lonsinger Rutherford, Public Programs Coordinator, Colorado History Museum, Denver, CO
  • Tristan R. Toland Alamazan, NAGPRA Specialist, Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, IL

2000 Graduates

  • Rita J. Cordalis, Director, Fort Lewis College Art Galleries, Durango, CO
  • Elizabeth Krecek (Certificate), Registrar, Douglas County Historical Society, Omaha, NE
  • Yi-Jung Lin, Project Coordinator, Greer County Exhibition and Design Company, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Julie Marino, President, Cultural Interpretations, Denver, CO
  • Judy M. Newland, Curator of Art, Wright Museum of Art at Beloit College, Beloit, WI
  • Erin (Schaaf) Robertson, Staff Biologist, Center for Native Ecosystems, Boulder, CO
  • Dana R. Schaar, Account Executive, Clearwater Communications, Bismarck, ND
  • Gianna M. Sullivan, Outreach Coordinator, Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Denver, CO
  • Katherine Turner, Collections Manager, Strong Museum, Rochester, NY

1999 Graduates

  • Priscilla L. Tilly Laskey, Curator of Ethnology, Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN
  • Erin K. Beatty McCray, Herbarium Manager, USDA National Fungus Collections, Beltsville, MD
  • Nicolette B. Meister, Curator of Collections, Logan Museum of Anthropology, Beloit, WI
  • Joslyn Schoemer, Space Odyssey Experience Project Manager, Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Denver, CO

1984-1998 Graduates

  • James T. Alton (1997), Deputy Director, Lancaster County Historical Society, Lancaster, PA
  • Jan Ilene Bernstein (1994), President & NAGPRA Specialist, Bernstein and Associates, Denver, CO
  • Dena A. Clark (1995), Botanical Consultant, Denver, CO
  • James R. Cordeiro (1997), Research Zoologist, Nature Serve, Boston, MA
  • Margaret Creel (1994) Resident Naturalist, Three Creek Ranch, Jackson WY
  • Ramona East (1997) Museum Specialist, National Park Service, Southeast Archeological Center, Tallahassee, FL
  • Nancy Geyer (1990) Director, Boulder History Museum, Boulder, CO
  • Jill E. Graham (1984), Educator, Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Denver, CO
  • Andrew Granitto (1992), Curator of Exhibits and Programs, Yakima Valley Museum, Yakima, WA
  • Rebecca L. Hutchins (1997), Curator of Collections, Whatcom Museum, Bellingham WA
  • Carol Ann Kampert (1988), Educator, Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Denver, CO
  • Julie E. Korb (1997), Assistant Professor, Ft. Lewis College, Durango, CO
  • Andrea Orthner (1999), Field Botanist, Western Ecological Resource, Inc., Boulder, CO
  • Karen Swain (1998), Web Developer, North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, Raleigh, NC
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