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Email: JA-Murray@wiu.edu I was born and raised in rural northeast Iowa. I received my bachelor degree in History from Wartburg College (Go Knights!) in 2010. After taking a year off, I began a Master's degree in European History, with an American History minor, at Western Illinois University—Macomb. While at Macomb, I heard of the Museum Studies degree and decided to add another Master’s degree. I was set on the path of working in a museum during an internship at the Grout Museum District in Waterloo, Iowa. I have a passion for history, and military history in particular. After receiving my degree I hope to work at a history museum in collections. My dream job is to work in a “national” military history museum or for one of the history commands of the armed services, either in a branch museum or as a historian.