Topic ID #34953 - posted 2/15/2015 9:06 AM

Recent B.A. History and Anthropology Graduate Seeking Job Willing to Relocate


Tiffany Tindell

12055 Osage Drive St. John, IN 46373





North Central College, Naperville, Illinois

Bachelor of Arts, Anthropology and History                                   June 2015

·  GPA 4.0/4.0

·  College Scholar: Completed prestigious and rigorous honors program that included interdisciplinary honors courses, a scholarly thesis, and integration of international study

·  Honors Thesis: “The Depiction of Native American Stereotypes in Tribally Run                                                                       Museums and Non-Tribally Run Museums”



Leuphana Universität, USAC, Lüneburg, Germany                        September 2013 - December 2013

            Related Coursework: German Speaking Europe and Its Culture, Ethnic Conflict and Diversity in Germany and Western Europe


Academic Accomplishments

Richter Grant Recipient                                                                 February 2013 – March 2014

·  Awarded competitive $4,305 grant to complete original research focusing on the German fascination with Native Americans

·  Created, analyzed, and planned an 18 day cultural anthropological and historical research study to five museums in Germany (Munich, Radebeul, Berlin, Hamburg, and Stuttgart) comparing and contrasting the organization of the exhibitions and the specific artifacts chosen to be displayed in the exhibitions

·  Crafted a comprehensive budget sheet outlining the details for airfare, accommodations, and travel between the five cities

·  Designed a multi-poster temporary exhibition to display results of research, reserved space in North Central College’s Oesterle library for the exhibition opening, installed, designed and distributed invitations, constructed a newspaper ad, had a successful exhibition opening party, and de-installed exhibit


Laboratory Experience                                                                             July 2014

·  Used laser ablation-inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS) to perform a   compositional analysis of prehistoric Native American pottery from Alabama.


Research Presentations

·  “Native Americans From a German Perspective: A ‘Mock’ Museum Exhibition,” Rall Symposium for Undergraduate Research, May 2014, North Central College

·  “German Fascination with the American Indian: From Karl May and the Nineteenth Century to the Present” National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR), April 2014, Lexington, Kentucky

·  “German Fascination with the American Indian: From Karl May and the Nineteenth Century to the Present,” Rall Symposium for Undergraduate Research, May 2013, North Central College


Honor Societies:

·  Phi Alpha Theta National History Honor Society

·  Lambda Alpha National Honor Society



·  Alfreda Stallman SCHLUETER Scholarship 2014-2015 – History Department Scholarship



The Field Museum, Chicago, Illinois                                                          June 2014 - August 2014

·  Worked with the William S. Goldman collection of Mexican Traditional Folk Art, over 6,000 objects

·  Inventoried, cataloged, housed, rehoused, labeled, and stored objects

·  Assisted with multiple tours of the oversize storage units

·  Made a donor visit to Mr. Goldman’s house and packed objects for transport

·  Constructed blue board storage boxes from start to finish


Related Experience                                                                

Naper Settlement, Naperville, Illinois                                                July 2012 – Present

·  353.75 hours

·  Assisted with installation and de-installation of various exhibitions on site, including laminating text labels, removing old background paper and replacing it with the new material for the upcoming exhibit

·  Led and created off-site original exhibit, “Cup of Cheer” at Naperville Bank and Trust with collection items from Naper Settlement. Activities included: research, design, composition of the interpretive label, and installation and de-installation of exhibit, November 2012

·  Selected artifacts and designed exhibit about Naperville Fire Department, October 2012

·  Assisted with processing and rehousing of archival collections under guidance of Curator

·  Assisted with artifact evaluation, handling, documentation and cataloging, processing, and labeling (textiles, paper, wood, metal, photographs) items being added to the permanent collection at Naper Settlement

·  Participated in acquisition meetings

·  Worked as a docent (History Connector)

·  Performed maintenance on permanent exhibition


Cincinnati Museum Center, Cincinnati, Ohio                                     March 2012 - May 2012

·  Volunteered as a docent at the A Day in Pompeii Exhibit and at the Cincinnati History Museum



Hearing Panelist                                                                                          December 2012 – June 2013

·  Heard and adjudicated student code of conduct violations


Oswego East High School, Oswego, Illinois                                               June 2011

·  GPA 4.14

·  Social Studies Department Award, only one senior is privileged with this honor every year, 2011

·  Top 20 Scholar, top 20 students of the graduating senior class are granted this award, 2011

·  Illini Girls State, one female from Oswego East High School is chosen for this award, 2011

·  National Honor Society, 2011. French National Honor Society, 2011

·  Community Service Learning Award, 2011



·  Dr. William Barnett, History Department, North Central College, 630-637-5319,

·  Mrs. Louise Howard, Chief Curator, Naper Settlement, 630-420-6014,

·  Dr. Matthew Krystal, Anthropology Department, North Central College, 630-637-5309,

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