History Writer & Book Reviewer
Welcome! I’m Ashley, the Pastime Inquirer. I have a great passion for reading, learning, and sharing my knowledge.
I am a versatile, reliable, and efficient professional with experience managing multiple projects and deadlines. A museum professional with seven years experience, trained in historical research and writing, I focus on interpreting history for a broad public audience.
An extensive part of my graduate work involved writing book reviews. You can read a few of my reviews on books by self-published authors here and here.
My training and skills can easily translate to other subjects and niches by providing informative and engaging content to help you achieve your business needs. Contact me with your project ideas and for pricing quotes. I look forward to discussing your next project with you!
Consulting and preparing reports for the Louisiana Art & Science Museum.
Developing homework help resources for middle and high school students for Slader.
Writing about museums and historic sites throughout the U.S. for Clio.
Exhibit Coordinator at Magnolia Mound Plantation, April 2017-Present
Operations Manager at Louisiana Art & Science Museum, November 2013-April 2017
Floor Supervisor at Louisiana Art & Science Museum, August 2010-November 2013
Social Studies/Science Teacher at L’ecole Cabannacy School, August 2009-May 2010
Master of Arts (M.A.) History, Southeastern Louisiana University, December 2013
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) History, Nicholls State University, December 2008
Publications & Activites
Publication: Book Review of Delaying the Dream: Southern Senators and the Fight Against Civil Rights, 1938-1965, by Keith M. Finley, North Alabama Historical Review, Volume 3, 2013: 176-177. Read it here.
Professional Memberships: National Council on Public History and Preserve Louisiana.