My name is Christina Thompson. I am an Emerging Museum Professional, lifelong learner, avid theatre-goer, and curious traveler based in the Midwest. Growing up, I loved visiting museums with my family when I was growing up. After a professor in undergrad helped me realize museums need people to research and care for the objects in their collections, I developed an individualized major in archaeological studies by selecting courses in sociology, history, and science. I completed my Bachelor of Arts in my individualized major of archaeological studies with minors in French, Intercultural Studies, and Leadership at Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa in 2014. I continued my interdisciplinary studies as a graduate student at New York University, graduating with a Master of Arts in Humanities and Social Thought and an Advanced Certificate in Museum Studies in 2017. I currently work as a historical interpreter for an outdoor history museum and volunteer in collections for my state’s historical society. I am interested in public history, interpretation, and digital humanities, particularly technology in museums and online collections and exhibitions.