Susan B. Anthony Museum welcomes interns
ADAMS -- Sunday June 5, 2011
The Susan B. Anthony Birthplace Museum welcomes seven interns to staff.
The museum created an internship program to provide students opportunities to gain experience working in a museum. In addition to working on specific projects, interns will allow the museum to be open an additional two days each week during the summer, which started Memorial Day weekend. For the rest of the summer, the museum will be open Thursday through Monday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
With 24 applicants from 11 states around the country -- as far away as Utah, Arizona and Florida or as close as nearby Massachusetts towns, Vermont and Connecticut -- the seven interns will assume their positions over the course of the summer.
Carole Lupi, a native of Branford, Conn., is a senior at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. Majoring in history with a focus in European history, Lupi also studies education as a general concentration. Lupi is working in the museum's curriculum program, developing lesson plans for children in grades 3 through 5 to meet Massachusetts education requirements for in-class lessons, as well as field trips to the museum.
A member of the swim team at Bates, Lupi is also active in the school's theater program as a seamstress, making costumes for performances
NanNan Li is a junior at Williamstown's Williams College, majoring in studio art. Born in China, Li grew up in Utah. Her artwork has been featured in multiple art fairs, where she has won awards for her artistic abilities.
Li will paint cutouts of the young Susan B. Anthony to be displayed in the museum's garden and yard.
Also from Williams College, senior Ari Kerstein will develop a museum curriculum for high schools students. As a philosophy major with a concentration in cognitive science, Kerstein is interested in pursuing a career in education. In the summer of 2010, Kerstein was the co-creator of an introductory philosophy class at Mount Greylock High School in Williamstown, through the organization of the Williams College Office of Experiential Education.
Kerstein also participated in the Hillel Alternative Spring Break New Orleans in spring 2010, where he helped build and maintain homes for victims of Hurricane Katrina.
Devon Thorsby of Birmingham, Mich., a senior studying political science at the University of Michigan, will work on public relations for the museum.
Thorsby works for her school's newspaper, The Michigan Daily, as a news editor and writer. She received the Stanford Lipsey Award for Investigative Reporting through the school's paper in April for researching and writing an article that became a continuing national news story.
Lindsey Barrett, a junior studying public affairs journalism and history of art at Ohio State University, will join the staff later this summer as a public relations intern.
From Vincent, Ohio, Barrett is an active member of the Kappa Phi Club at OSU, where she recruits new members and plans social events on campus. Barrett also works for Mosaic Magazine, the school's art and literature publication.
Taylor Bye of Cummington, a senior at Dickinson College in Pennsylvania, is a member of the Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society at Dickinson, where she is also on the varsity swim team.
In the summers of 2008 and 2009, Bye worked at Berkshire Barns in Dalton, where he worked on restoring buildings from the 18th and 19th centuries.
Bye will work on historical research for the museum, with a focus on the products that came from Daniel Anthony's mill and on the role of Susan B. Anthony's brothers, Daniel Read Anthony and Jacob Merrit Anthony, in the Civil War.
Victoria Tucci, a recent graduate of Our Lady of Mercy High School in Rochester, N.Y., will research Susan B. Anthony's newspaper, The Revolution, as an off-site intern. A published photographer, Tucci will attend Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio, in the fall to study history. Tucci is also a skilled basketball player and coach.