After Scripps: Quo Vadis?


Art History, Art Conservation, Political Science, Studio Art, Philosophy, History, Chemistry, French: These are a few of the subjects our interns have majored in. So what’s next? What does one do after earning that undergraduate degree? Here are the paths some of our recent interns have chosen:

Julie Berryman ’12 is a French major, whose honors thesis is “Angkor Wat dans l’imaginaire Francais Colonial” (“Angkor Wat in the French Colonial Imagination”). Julia won a 2012 Fulbright Award to teach English to students in primary and secondary schools in Malaysia.

Kelly Boyd ’12 is an Art History and French Studies major and her thesis title is “Mme. de Pompadour: Self-Promotion and Social Performativity through Architecture and the Decorative Arts.”  She will be working at Frank Lloyd Gallery in Santa Monica this summer as assistant curator and archivist. In that position, Kelly will be primarily responsible for writing and editing the publications that the gallery sends out, as well as coordinating with artists and clients, and helping gallery director Frank Lloyd curate exhibitions.

Robin Dubin ’12 is an Art Conservation major, whose senior thesis is entitledAnalysis and Conservation of an Attic Black-Figured Pelike in the Scripps College Collections. ” Robin will intern this summer with art conservator Richard Moll at the Autry National Center for the American West before beginning an internship at an archaeological excavation in Turkey, sponsored by the Japanese Institute of Anatolian Archaeology.

McKenzie Floyd ’12 is the first Art Conservation major at Scripps, and her summer internship at the Autry National Center for the American West inspired her senior thesis, “An Examination of Oxidated Passivated Surfaces on 19th-Century Colt Revolver Barrels.” McKenzie is entering a Ph.D program in Chemistry at George Washington University, in Washington, D.C.

Wendy Lindsey ’11 is a Chemistry major who graduated in 2011, with a senior thesis entitled “The Preparation of Chiral Thiophosphoramides as Ligands for Gold (I) Catalysis.” Wendy has been assisting conservation scientist Tom Learner at the Getty Conservation Institute and art conservator Donna Williams of Williams Art Conservation in Los Angeles. In the fall, she will begin a Ph.D. program in Chemistry at University of Arizona.

Catherine Sweatt ’12 is a dual major in French and Philosophy, whose senior thesis is “Une Éthique de la Modéstie dans les Essais de Montaigne” (“Toward a Modest Ethics in Montaigne’s Essays”). Catherine is entering a M. Phil. program in European Literature and Culture at Cambridge University.

Jennie Waldow ’12 is an Art History major, whose senior thesis is titled “No More Boring Art: Humorous Critique in the Work of John Baldessari, 1966-1974.” In the fall, Jennie will begin the M.A. program in the History of Art at the Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London, supported by the Gabrielle Jungels-Winkler Scholarship. Jennie is the ninth Scripps student to win this prestigious scholarship.


Image: Art Conservator Donna Williams (l) works with Williamson Intern Wendy Lindsey on the conservation of a 15th century Italian sculpture of St. Michael.