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Katie Roberts
  • Katie Roberts
  • Museum Technician
  • Phone:   (202) 633-7376
  • E-mail Address:   robertska atsiedu
  • Mailing Address:
    Smithsonian Institution
    PO Box 37012, MRC 106
    Washington, DC 20013-7012
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    Smithsonian Institution
    National Museum of Natural History
    10th & Constitution NW
    Washington, DC 20560-0106
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Biography

Katie studied prehistoric archaeology and cultural anthropology in undergrad, and during that time participated in many field programs in archaeology and paleoecology. Katie began her love of working in natural history museums when volunteering at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History and at the Field Museum of Natural History.

Katie started at the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) in 2013 as an intern working with the Education and Outreach (E&O) Collection. She and a team of interns worked together to research original acquisition records and primary source websites to determine legal title and federal and international regulations on cultural and biological materials with special focus on the specimens that would be used in Q?rius, the NMNH's interactive science education space.

In 2013 and 2014, Katie worked in the Department of Anthropology at NMNH to help with the Smithsonian Summer Institute in Museum Anthropology (SIMA). Soon after, she began working with the E&O collections again and focused on creating, reviewing, and enhancing collection catalog records of over 7,000 items from the 7 research departments and focused on digitizing collection items, adding narratives, and various other collections management tasks. Katie is very excited to continue her work with the E&O collections as a Museum Technician in the Collections Program. Katie's interests include anthropology, collections management, photography, and talking about New Zealand until she's blue in the face.

Education

B.A. – Case Western Reserve University (2011)

M.A. – The George Washington University (2014)

Publications

Amborski, C, Bloomfield M, Gloede J, Mariani M, Moskal M, Olson P, Pearl J, and Roberts K. 2014. The Q?rius Case of Title Research for an Education Collection. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Alliance of Museums, Seattle, WA.

Roberts, K. 2011. An Analysis of Prehistoric Ceramics at the Heckleman Site in Milan, Ohio, and Comparison with other Early to Middle Woodland Assemblages in Ohio. Poster presented at SOURCE Undergraduate Symposium and Poster Session, Cleveland, OH.

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