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Sarah Shelley – Volunteer Tour Guide at a Local Historical House

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Headshot of student Sarah Shelley.

Sarah Shelley, class of 2019, has always loved history. So it makes sense that she became a history major in fact, she enjoys her classes and the humanities so much that she also signed up for a second major — in classics — as well as minors in anthropology, archaeology, and myth studies.

Long term, she wants to stay in the history field becoming a museum curator or perhaps getting a PhD to become a history professor.

Building skills through service — both on and off campus

To pursue these ends, she’s volunteered as a tour guide at a local historical museum (the Hamilton House Museum in Clifton, New Jersey). She also hones her presentation skills as a Montclair State Undergraduate Admissions Ambassador and gives campus tours to prospective students.

Also on campus, Shelley is a member of Phi Theta Alpha History Honor Society, serves as a Student Conduct Panel Member and works as a presenter for the Bystander Intervention Program.

In the summer of 2018, Shelley intends to study abroad in South Korea. At Korea University, she will take classes in language, media, and history.

In addition to her career aspirations related to history and museums, she aspires to write a book one day… on her favorite historical figure, President James Garfield.