After graduating from Dickinson College with a B.A. in American History and English, I entered Villanova's graduate history program in 2006 with a desire both to enhance my knowledge of history and develop practical skills for educating and engaging public audiences. Planning to pair my M.A. with a Master of Library and Information Science, I appreciated Villanova's emphasis on public history and the recognition that historical work and interpretation happens beyond the realm of academia. Villanova's Introduction to Public History seminar highlighted key issues in the field, while the Public History Practicum allowed me to gain hands-on experience working with Eastern State Penitentiary on the interpretation and restoration of its Catholic chaplain's office. In addition, courses like Roosevelt to Roosevelt, The U.S. Since the New Deal, and American Historiography provided a solid foundation in historical research and scholarly debate. Following my graduation from Villanova in 2008, I obtained my M.L.I.S. from Rutgers University and quickly found that my background in public history perfectly complimented my library and archival studies. Since completing my education, I have pursued a career in the digital humanities, working both as a Digital Project Intern for PhillyHistory.org and the Project Manager for Civil Rights in a Northern City: Philadelphia (http://northerncity.library.temple.edu), a digital history site developed out of Temple University's Urban Archives. Currently, I am the Digital Collections and Rights Manager at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, where I manage HSP's Digital Library and handle digital reproduction and rights requests, as well as assist with exhibitions, education projects, and public programming. Both in and out of the classroom, my experiences at Villanova equipped me with valuable skills that inform my digital history projects and have allowed me to make a real-world impact on historical understanding and interpretation.