Congratulations Karlie Drutz, 2014 Department Honoree
May 14, 2014--The Museum Studies Program is pleased to name Ms. Karlie Drutz, MA Candidate, May 2014, as the recipient of the Distinguished Graduate Student Award, representing Museum Studies. The Distinguished Graduate Student Award recognizes an outstanding student nominated by each department on campus for her/his academic achievement as represented by the thesis or creative work project, accomplishments, and service to the museum profession.
Karlie is Co-President (incumbent) of the Museum Studies Student Association, and with her counterpart, Monika Jones, organized professional development workshops for Museum Studies students and alumni, and fundraised over $3,000.00+ in the past year alone to support extracurricular and department events, including the Department Graduation Reception and Ceremony.
Karlie completed internships at the de Young Museum; explored the impact of the recession on fundraising units in her thesis, titled "Recession Reactions: The Impact of the Financial Crisis on Museum Fundraising Departments;" and worked at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco. In June 2014, she will be joining everydayhero, a Blackbaud company, as their Charity Community Manager.