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Featured Alumni

Kristina J. Fricker

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2015, BA History and ATHS

Current position
Historical Preservation Specialist with FEMA

Additional degrees, majors, training
MA, Maratime Studies

"How did your history degree from U of R help you prepare for your profession?"

My time at the UofR provided me with hands-on opportunities to learn about a wide variety of professions related to history including collections management in museums and libraries, archeological fieldwork, and project-focused historical research. The professors at the UofR taught me skills that I use daily in my current job--I visit and research historical buildings and sites that have been damaged in federally declared disasters like hurricanes and work to brainstorm ways to protect them from future damage in the wake of climate change. My position requires solid writing and research skills as well as flexibility and teamwork-- the foundation of these skills were formed at the UofR.