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Cassandra Peltier '18 is executive director of the Susan B. Anthony Birthplace Museum in Adams, Massachusetts.

Recent graduate Cassandra Peltier ’18 hoped to build a career in museums, and felt prepared to do so, she said. Now — just a few months after graduating — she’s been named executive director of the Susan B. Anthony Birthplace Museum in Adams, Massachusetts.

According to the president of the museum’s board of directors, Carol Crossed, Peltier was a natural fit.

“She is extraordinarily poised, articulate and has a lot of self-confidence,” Crossed said. “It takes vision and a person who can do it all. Her knowledge and respectful ways are easy to see.”

During her time at Mount Holyoke, Peltier majored in history and pursued a Nexus concentration in museums, archives and public history. She interned at the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum with Lynk funding, and curated a spotlight exhibit focused on textiles.

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graduate Cassandra Peltier ’18 hoped to build a career in museums, and felt prepared to do so, she said. Now — just a few months after graduating — she’s been named executive director of the Susan B. Anthony Birthplace Museum in Adams, Massachusetts.

According to the president of the museum’s board of directors, Carol Crossed, Peltier was a natural fit.

“She is extraordinarily poised, articulate and has a lot of self-confidence,” Crossed said. “It takes vision and a person who can do it all. Her knowledge and respectful ways are easy to see.”

During her time at Mount Holyoke, Peltier majored in history and pursued a Nexus concentration in museums, archives and public history. She interned at the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum with Lynk funding, and curated a spotlight exhibit focused on textiles.

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