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Katie Roper

MS Museum Leadership

Katie Roper

Hometown: Washington, DC

I currently work as a Development Coordinator for Donor Relations at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. I knew coming out of college that I wanted to work in museums but honestly had no idea how to go about doing that. With an undergraduate background in Art History and English: Creative Writing, I knew I needed further education to get the kind of job I wanted. I decided on Drexel’s Museum Leadership graduate program because when I was looking at graduate schools, it was really the only program of its kind. The program combines lots of truths unique to museums and nonprofit arts organizations all while teaching valuable business, marketing, and development skills that are translatable to any industry. I believe this program helped set me apart when I was in the midst of my job search. Now that I’ve been working, I feel as if the program prepared me extremely well for my current position in and gave me the critical thinking skills necessary for museum work. The best thing about this program is the professors, who are all museum professionals that have seen just about everything in their impressive careers. They are always there to guide you and mentor you through every stage of the program and beyond. I highly recommend this program to anyone thinking about a career in museums or nonprofit arts organizations!