Katherine Peden

Master of Humanities
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Katherine Margaret Peden was born and raised in Huber Heights, and graduated from Wayne High School, after which she attended Sinclair, completing prerequisites that would enable her to enroll at Wright State. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in History and Classics. As an undergraduate, Katie participated actively in her department’s Classics Club and, as a testament to her academic success in both of her majors, she was inducted into the Wright State chapter of the Eta Sigma Phi honor society. Seeking a career that would combine her interests in classics, history, and museum studies, Katie decided to pursue graduate work in the inter-disciplinary Master of Humanities Program. She graduated with both an M.Hum. degree and a certificate in Public History.

One of Katie’s most significant accomplishments was receiving a highly competitive summer internship at the Penn Museum in Philadelphia. This past fall, Katie also worked both at The Boonshoft Museum of Discovery and the Clark County Historical Society, sharing her training in public history and enthusiasm for museum studies with Dayton-area residents. She is hoping to acquire a full-time position at the Penn Museum and, if that doesn’t pan out, she’d like to move to Europe and work in a museum there. Congratulations, Katie.


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