Public historian, digital mapper, museum educator of tomorrow
With career goals that demand unique skills, Christina Regelski knew that she needed a program that would embrace her unconventional aspirations for a career in museum education. "The experiences I've had as a graduate student at Rice are shaping me into a versatile scholar who is prepared to meet the demands of the modern museum," Christina said.
"It is critical for alumni to take a leading role in sustaining what they love about Rice so that future students can continue to make the university a respected, collaborative institution of scholarship and research." — Christina Regelski
She has already made lasting contributions to the university and to the world beyond the hedges by digitally mapping Civil-War related materials in the collection of the university's Woodson Research Center, as well as through her work as a Jameson Fellow for American Decorative Arts at Bayou Bend Collection, where she has conducted research on new acquisitions, curated an exhibition and helped write a new audio tour.
Christina has a clear vision for where she is headed, and the projects she has undertaken during her graduate career have been instrumental to her continued growth. "Rice has offered me the flexiblity to pursue a variety of professional experiences alongside my professional research," she explained. "It has given me the institutional, financial and intellectural support I need."
As the incoming grants director for the Rice Graduate Student Association, she will play an integral role in helping fellow graduate students conduct research that is important to them. "Rather than get mired down in a race for funding, graduate students at Rice can pursue meaningful professional and research opportunities that complement their studies," Christina stated. "Graduate student support was a major factor in my decision to come to Rice, and I know I'm not alone in that."