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Catherine Orochena

Student, Pennsylvania State University


My name is Catherine Orochena and I am a junior  at Penn State University Park in the College of Arts and Architecture. I am pursuing a major in Art History and a minor in Chemistry, with the goal of becoming a conservator. I devote myself to preserving our world’s heritage and culture. My goal is to protect the physical remnants of the world’s history as a conservator by completing my undergraduate education, gaining experience in the field, and moving on to an Art Conservation graduate program. I am the secretary  of the Beta Mu chapter of Phi Mu Fraternity and an active member of Knitivism, a Penn State student organization that uses knitting and crocheting to promote social awareness.



Pennsylvania State University

College of Arts and Architecture

3.48 GPA

Art History major with a Chemistry minor, 85 credits completed.

Relevant Coursework

Organic Chemistry I & II

Italian Renaissance and Baroque Sculpture
Physical Chemistry - Thermodynamics The Gothic Cathedral
Physcial Chemistry - Quantum Mechanics Romanesque and Gothic Art
Ceramics, Printmaking, & Drawing Undergraduate Seminar in History of Art - Impressionism

Work experience

Jan 2017April 2018

Student Employee

Penn State Food Services
  • My experiences as a food service worker have helped me to develop communication and customer service skills, and increase my experience working in a professional setting.


Beaver County Historical Research and Landmarks Foundation
  • Assisted with the documentations and filing of donated materials
  • Designed programs for the public, including organizing and putting together a new segment of a series designed to teach young girls about different period in American history

Test Proctor

Penn State Chemistry Department