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January 24, 2020 at 11:56 am

Happy Beginnings | Bennett Enjoys Thesis Work Contributing to Chinese Heritage Exhibit

Jordan Bennett, portrait

Jordan Bennett

Editor’s Note: The Happy Beginnings series features recent College of Arts & Sciences graduates who are getting started in careers, graduate school and service.

Ohio University alum Jordan Bennett ’16 is in her first year in the Anthropology master’s program at University of Denver with a specialization in Museum and Heritage Studies.

She is already currently making headway on her thesis, part of which consists of contributing to the creation of the Chinese Immigrant Miner Heritage and History Exhibit at the Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology in Boise, Idaho. The exhibit will open in late June 2020.

Bennett earned a B.A. in Anthropology with a minor in History from the College of Arts & Sciences and a Certificate in Museum Studies from the College of Fine Arts at Ohio University.

She also has a work study position at the University of Denver Museum of Anthropology where she aids in the creation of museum exhibits by filling out acquisition and object forms, assists in the writing of text panels, and helps in installing and de-installing exhibits.

In addition to her studies and work study responsibilities, she works in a part-time position as a client service associate for CAM Investor Solutions in Denver. Her role is administrative and she acts as a liaison between financial advisers and her clients. She is responsible for streamlining communication between these two groups, ensuring company compliance and facilitating account transfers on behalf of clients. This position has allowed her to gain experience outside of her normal industry and enabled her to increase her skills in data management, client compliance, and finance.

Her OHIO Experience

Her experience at Ohio University provided a fundamental backbone in research processes that she developed further at University of Denver.

She says her Museum Studies Certificate and her internship at Alden Library’s Special Collections and Archives allowed her to gain hands-on experience that has been vital to her current thesis work, and she has utilized these skills through various volunteer positions at the Molly Brown House Museum in Denver and the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.

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