- Art History; minors in Sociology and Printmaking
- Chicago, Ill.
- Operations Administrator at appraiser/art consultant Roberta Kramer & Associates
- In a nutshell, what do you do?
- I manage the day-to-day operations, anything from scheduling client appointments to managing packing/moving/installation of important public, corporate and private art collections. I also conduct research and valuation on a daily basis. Basically I play a giant game of Tetris with art, objects and people.
- What are you working on right now?
- I am currently dealing with getting two artists' estates in order as well as moving a large private collection from Chicago to Florida. Oh, also all the small day-to-day appraisals that need to get off of my desk!
- Why do you love what you do?
- I never know how my days will go, or where I might end up for that matter. We pride ourselves on our ability to be everywhere at once, not limited by region. I never know where I might find myself at the end of the day.
- How did Albion help you get there?
- Working with the fabulous professors at Albion taught me that flexibility, problem solving and thinking a situation through to every eventual outcome has gotten me where I am today.
- For me, Albion...
- ...was the jumping-off point for a great start to a successful career. The ability to work as a research assistant was one of the most beneficial experiences I had as an undergrad. Not to mention the ability to marry multiple disciplines in the Art Department. Having a formal art historical education as well as the ability to tangibly create art at the same time was key to why I went to Albion and have been successful afterward.
- Anything else you’d like to add?
- Never discount fine art majors. We have more skills and ingenuity than you can imagine!
Take It Further: Art and Art History Department, Anthropology and Sociology Department, Foundation for Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity (FURSCA)
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