Alyson Myers

MA'19

I am a historian, educator, archaeologist, and museum enthusiast. Prior to attending Brown University, I graduated from The College of William and Mary, in my home state of Virginia, with a B.A. in Early American History. William and Mary exposed me to the local history and sites through various coursework under the direction of the NIAHD (National Institute for American History and Democracy) program. The NIAHD certificate program introduced me to the fields of Historic Preservation, Material Culture, Architecture, Archaeology, Museum Studies, and Public History. In addition to the exposure of these new disciplines, I was also presented opportunities to work alongside experts in their fields and collaborate with highly accredited institutions like Colonial Williamsburg and Historic Jamestowne. These experiences allowed me to explore stories of race and gender in a world written predominately from one perspective and become passionate for those lost narratives, particularly those of women, during Colonial America and the American Revolution. I hope to educate the public on the field of history and inspire younger generations through museum education and programming. During my time at Brown, I hope to acquire the proper tools and knowledge to continue working in museums, non-profit, or other governmental agencies in order to educate the public on these portions of history that are often neglected.