Natalie Reyes

Natalie Reyes
Queens, NY
Year of Graduation

After Oneonta

Natalie graduated in December 2018 and has been accepted to SUNY Oneonta's Cooperstown Graduate Studies M.A program in museum studies.

Why SUNY Oneonta?

I was born and raised in Queens. I chose Oneonta because I wanted to get out of my comfort zone and move somewhere that was different than what I'm used to. And I actually came here first as a fashion major to do design but then switched sophomore year to history with a minor in Women’s and Gender Studies.

My Activities

International Student Organization, Chi Alpha Epsilon honor society, EOP, Call Center, Divine Leaders, Step Team

Best Experiences

The clubs. I’ve gotten involved in a lot of them, like Divine Leaders and the Step Team, which I love because it’s really good to relieve any stress. The clubs are really active and fun and  
you get to meet new people.

What I’ll Remember in 20 Years

The faculty and staff and students who helped me get where I am today and get me prepared for my adult life. Dr. Susan Goodier helped me a lot when it came to research. She took me to Rochester and Philadelphia to see archives at the University of Rochester, the Rochester Museum & Science Center and The Library Company of Philadelphia to check these archives and see how it is to work at different archival spaces. I definitely learned how it feels to actually touch archival material and I was able to see how different places have changed the way they deal with these materials and the way they deal with research assistants or professors coming in to do research.

Plans, Goals, Dreams

Someday, I’d love to open a museum showcasing the history of women of color internationally. At the museums I’ve been to, men are the face of the story when it comes to these important political, economic or social problems and changes. Not a lot of people know a lot of the history when it comes to women and the women who were behind the scenes.

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