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Meet the graduates: Aisha Downs ’23

Aisha Downs ’23

Aisha Downs ’23 already has experience working in historic interpretation, thanks to a 2021 internship in Colonial Williamsburg. Next, she’ll be trying out the museum education side of the field.

After graduation later this month, Downs, a museum and heritage studies major, has a paid internship lined up with the Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Institute Program.

The program helps teachers bring history to life through instructional resources and on-site seminars and programs. Downs will be working with the teachers participating in those programs–helping them navigate the area and scheduling transportation, lodging, and more–while also assisting in the research and development of new educational materials and resources for the program.

“Being able to work closely with teachers and Colonial WIlliamsburg staff will help me see how institutions and schools can come together to develop immersive experiences for students,” she said, adding that her time at Randolph has prepared her for this next step.

In addition to working closely with her professors, Downs also curated an exhibition in Main Hall, focusing on work by Black artists in the College’s collection, for her senior seminar project.

“The museum and heritage studies program gives its students hands-on experience that prepares them for a career in the museum and public history field,” she said. “The small class sizes have enabled me to develop relationships with my professors and get guidance on potential career paths.”

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