Meredith Gorres

student

I am a second-year historic preservation graduate student at the University of Maryland-College Park. I am originally from the Mid-Hudson Valley, NY. My background is in public history and anthropology/archaeology. During my studies at UM, I have developed an interest in surveying and researching cultural resources. I have taken advantage of opportunities to survey cultural resources along the C&O Canal Towpath and at Antietam Battlefield. My internship last summer with the Lost Towns Project involved surveying and photo-documenting 12 Anne Arundel County inventory properties, and completing a chain of title and filling out an MIHP form for each property. The second half of the internship involved doing research on the origin and development of the Baltimore suburb of Brooklyn Park to determine appropriate historic district boundaries. My final project involves researching the history of tourist camps and motels along Route 1 in College Park. Not only did I choose this topic due to my interest in roadside architecture, but I also see it as a way for the University to give back to the community.

Education

Graduate Student - University of Maryland 2012 - Present
Student - SUNY New Paltz 2010 - 2010
Student - Marist College 2009 - 2009
Student - Dutchess Community College 2006 - 2008

Professional Experience

Contractual Conditions Surveyor - University of Maryland/National Park Service 2013 - Present
Sales Lead - Washington National Cathedral 2013 - Present
Historic Preservation Intern - Lost Towns Project 2013 - 2013
Graduate Assistant - University of Maryland 2012 - Present
Owner/President - Blue Point Consignment & Antiques, Inc. 2010 - 2011
History/Archaeology Intern - Historic Huguenot Street 2010 - 2010
Internet Salesperson - Vintage Village Antique Center 2008 - 2009
HIstorian's Assistant - Town of Lloyd Historian's Office 2008 - 2009
Food Service Specialist - U. S. Army Reserves 2007 - 2011