Alexandra Deselms received her Masters in Public History in December 2015 from Arizona State University, having received her Bachelors of Arts in History (Liberal Arts) with a minor in Anthropology from the University of Northern Colorado in May 2013. Her graduate thesis focused on memory at four selected British palaces through guidebooks and other promotional materials. She is an aspiring history and museum professional and is currently the Collections Manager at the Meeteetse Museums in Meeteetse, Wyoming.
Deselms was part of the Honors program and her undergraduate Honors Thesis received the Becky R. Edgerton Award. She studied abroad in Aalborg, Denmark as an undergraduate and participated in the first Open Palace Programme in England during her graduate coursework. Deselms has also participated in an internship in the Registrar’s office at the City of Greeley Museum (Greeley, CO) as well as serving as an aide in the museum’s archives while working on her Bachelors; she has also volunteered and worked on public history projects through ASU. She also completed a collections and education graduate internship at the Steelworks Center of the West Museum (Pueblo, CO).
She is a member of several museum, history, heritage, and civic organizations, including National Council on Public History, American Association of State and Local History, and Daughters of the American Revolution.
She served as Grand Worthy Advisor (State President) of Colorado for the International Order of Rainbow Girls, representing the girls and adult supporters around the state and to the other Masonic bodies.
Deselms’s primary historical interests are European (especially British and royal) history, colonial and early America, and family history.
*All opinions are her own.*