History

All Majors & Minors

Morgan Larese

Class Year

2018

Hometown

Mertztown, PA

Major

History

Minor

Museum Studies, Studio Art, and Chinese

Activities

President of Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society, Treasurer of Ursinus Nerf Club, and Member of the Ursinus Fencing Association, UrCinema, Vinyl Club, Japan Club, Cub and Key Society, and Magic the Gathering Club.

Position

I am a Resident Advisor, a leader of the History Help Room, and a worker at the Berman Museum of Art

About

Besides all of my clubs, courses and extracurricular I enjoy board games, juggling, listening to records, video games, and photography. After I graduate I hope to become a curator to display artwork and historical antiquities in order to educate the public of the wonders history has to offer. 

Research

During my semester doing Philly X I interned at the National Museum of American Jewish History in the development department. I also participated in summer fellows working on a digital humanities project on Ursinus’ Early Coeducational History.

How I Stay Involved

Just take every opportunity possible and challenge yourself to take a course that may be difficult or out of your comfort level. 

My Experience

The history department has been an extremely wonderful experience and has given me so many wonderful opportunities. From taking a 300 level history course my freshman year, presenting my research at Medieval Conference, working with Dr. Throop over the summer with her book, joining the history honor society my sophomore year, becoming treasurer for my junior year and then rising to President my senior year, and finally helping facilitate the history help room and history skills workshops. I have had the wonderful opportunity with every professor in the department learning histories from around the world.