Susan Wigodner

When I started college at Lehigh, I was already interested in working in museums. I complemented more traditional history classes with courses in public history as well as museum studies (through the Lehigh UniversityArt Gallery). After Lehigh, I pursued an M.A. in Museum Studies from George Washington University, graduating in 2012. Throughout undergrad and graduate school, I found a range of related internships and work at museums, historic houses, libraries, and exhibition design firms. Gaining this experience while still in school helped me land a job at the 9/11 Memorial Museum in New York City, where I worked to open the new museum to the public. There I coordinated a range of digital media projects that help to tell the story of what happened on September 11, 2001, and in the aftermath of the attacks. In early 2015, I returned to my hometown of Chicago, and now work for The Field Museum where I manage web and digital projects related to science and natural history.