Education

2018–present       PhD Candidate (Promovendus), Department of History and Art History, Faculty of Humanities, Utrecht University (UU), Utrecht, Netherlands.

  • Project: Everlasting Flowers Between the Pages: Botanical Watercolors in the Seventeenth-Century Low Countries

2016–2018       ResMA (Cum Laude), Research Master Art History of the Low Countries, Department of History and Art History, Faculty of Humanities, Utrecht University (UU), Utrecht, Netherlands.

  • Thesis: The Blocks, The Tools, and the Printed Plants: The Making and Printing of Botanical Woodblocks at the Early Modern Officina Plantiniana

2014–2015       MA, Art History, Department of Art History, School of Liberal Art, Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), Savannah, GA, USA.

  • Thesis: Unpacking the Printed Wunderkammer: Matthäus Merian’s Florilegium Renovatum et Auctum (1641)

2009­–2013       BFA (Summa Cum Laude, Academic Outstanding Achievement Award), Illustration, Department of Illustration, School of Communication Art, Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), Savannah, GA, USA.

 

Academic Experience

2018       Visiting Researcher, Museum Plantin-Moretus, Antwerp, Belgium.

2017–2018       Editor-in-Chief, Junctions: Graduate Journal of the Humanities, Utrecht, Netherlands.

2017–2018       Research and Curatorial Intern, Museum Plantin-Moretus, Antwerp, Belgium.

2017       Assistant Organizer, Reconstructing Colored Ink Recipes/Re-Performing Writing Technology Experiments/Replicating Early Modern Experimental Documentation Techniques Source: “Mayerne Manuscript” MS Sloane 20152, Re-Enactment Replication Reconstruction: Interdisciplinary Workshop on Performative Methodologies, Leiden, Netherlands.

2016–2017       Chair, UU Humanities Student Conference Committee, Utrecht University, Utrecht, Netherlands.

2014–2015       Reference Assistant, Jen Library, SCAD-Savannah, Savannah, GA, USA.

(In addition to the above-listed academic experience, I have also worked as a freelance illustrator, an illustration instructor, an admission and administrative personnel, among others. Additional work experience can be provided upon request.)

 

Affiliations

2016–present       Dutch Postgraduate School for Art History (Onderzoekschool Kunstgeschiedenis)

2014–present       Historians of Netherlandish Art, Web and Various Locations

2014–2016       College Art Association, New York, NY, USA

2012–2014       Guild of Natural Science Illustrators, Washington, DC, USA

 

Academic Awards/Honors

2018       Institutional Bursary Grant for the London Rare Books School 2018 from the Institute of English Studies (IES)

2017       Selected participant for the International Student Roundtable from the 7ème Édition du Festival de L’Histoire de L’Art in Fontainebleau, France

2017       UU Graduate School of Humanities Conference Grants for Research Master Students (Padua 2017)

2015       Larry W. Forrest Scholar Award

2014–2015       SCAD Honors Award

2014–2015       SCAD International Student Scholarship

2013       Lacoste Board of Trustees Travel Scholarship

2012–2013       Traci Haymans Memorial Scholarship

2011–2012       Betty Anderson Endowed Scholarship

2009–2013       SCAD Academic Honors Scholarship

2009–2013       SCAD Dean’s List