Rachel Alexander

  • Lexington US-KY

Summary of Qualifications

  • Consistent record of academic excellence.
  • Strong research, writing, and editing skills, demonstrated in roles as historical researcher, archival researcher, and technical writer.¬†
  • Detail-oriented, eternally optimistic, and able to work in a team-oriented or ¬†self-directed environment

Education

Education
Aug 2009 - May 2012

Masters

University of Kentucky
  • Summa Cum Laude
2001 - 2006

B.A.

Eastern Kentucky University
  • minors: international studies and history
  • Summa Cum Laude

Work History

Work History

OTHER EXPERIENCE

Other experience includes law firm receptionist (Sturgill, Turner, Barker, Moloney), substitute teaching, custom framing, retail sales, and food services.

2011 - 2011

Archeology/Architectural Historian Intern

AMEC Environment and Infrastructure
  • Archival Research
  • Curated four archeological artifact collections
  • Recovered archeological artifacts/evidence from Isaac Murphy Memorial Art Garden site in Lexington, KY
  • Prepared detailed historical contexts for ten neighborhoods and properties in the Louisville area
2008 - 2010

Member Relations

American Association of Equine Practictioners (AAEP)
  • Worked directly with membership to facilitate member services
  • Maintained membership database
  • Directed publication and logo-wear sales and shipments (via website, telephone, and mail)
2006 - 2007

English Language Instructor

French Ministry of Education/Regional Council of Burgandy
  • Created lesson plans/organized activities to improve English conversation skills of college aged students and regional government employees.

Skills

Skills

National Register of Historic Preservation Nomination

Listed the J. Hawkins Hart House at Henderson, Kentucky in 2011 as a component of my Master's Project.

Familiar with Microsoft Excel

Program used intermittently for various projects including generating mailings and tracking research.

MS Word, Internet applications, and PowerPoint

Archival Research

Required by several undergraduate history projects and Honors Senior Thesis, "Little Chicago: The Secret History of Henderson, Kentucky." Familiar with chain of title research, university archives, US Census records, etc. Honed by Master's Project, "The Hart of the Matter: A Critical Analysis of the National Register of Historic Places and Case Study of the J. Hawkins Hart House and Alves Historic District," as well as projects prepared during internship at AMEC.

Certifications

Certifications
2003 - Present

Leadership Award

Lamda Sigma Honors Society
2011 - 2012

Faculty Honor Award for Excellence

UK Department of Historic Preservation
2010 - 2011

Faculty Honor Award

UK Department of Historic Preservation