My name is Alexandra Goodman. I’m a sophomore at the University of Oklahoma and a volunteer at the Ornithology Collection at the Sam Noble Museum.
Writing is one of my greatest passions. That’s why I’m currently working towards majoring in professional writing here at OU. I love working with words to craft a message that says precisely what I want it to say. My minors are German and art history.
I also love museums. I have been to museums all across the country, from Norman’s very own Sam Noble Museum to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, from the British Museum in London to the National Air and Space Museum at the Smithsonian in DC. In these and in so many other museums, I have had awesome and exhilarating experiences learning about things I never would have before and witnessing other people’s joy and curiosity.
I don’t know much about birds, but that’s part of what makes volunteering in the bird collection at the Sam Noble so interesting. I get to learn more about birds, more about museums, and at a museum that I’ve been coming to since I was a kid.
Ultimately I would love to pursue a career that combines my love of writing and my love of museums in a way that tangibly helps other people learn about and enjoy the world. Every day brings me closer to that, and I can’t wait.