CUR’s National Office Team is composed of talented professionals who are passionate about the work they do and their commitment to providing the highest standard of service for CUR’s members and community. After all, our community is our family here at CUR. We have taken a moment to interview each of our National Office Staff for you all to get to know them a little better.
Office Staff Spotlight: Lindsay Currie
Q: What is your full name, the name you wish to go by, and your organizational title at CUR?
A: Lindsay Currie | Lindsay | Executive Officer
Q: What is one thing that most people wouldn't know about you?
I am obsessed with post-it notes, the more sizes, and colors the better. I have found they are my key to juggling work and life’s endless list of to-dos.
Q: Where did you go to school?
A: I attended Monmouth University in New Jersey for my undergraduate degree and Rutgers University in New Jersey for my graduate degree.
Q: Do you prefer tea or coffee and why?
A: If you know me, you know I am never without a Tervis full of tea. I typically have seven or more glasses a day, all of them different. But, I do still love a good cup of coffee, especially with a delicious dessert.
Q: Were you involved in undergraduate research when you were in school or elsewhere?
A: I was lucky to participate in several undergraduate research projects when I attended Monmouth University. I participated in a summer archeological dig with Dr. Richard Viet at Thomas Edison’s Menlo Park lab, where I learned it was not all work and no play during the heyday of Edison’s lab- plenty of beer bottle fragments were unearthed that summer (read about it here
Working with Dr. Johanna Foster to support her research on exploring how gender shapes access to on‐site, college programs in state prisons, reading the stories and talking to the women brought me to tears more days than I care to count and lead me to my first job working on social justice issues. I also had the joy of working with Dr. Katherine J. Parkin, my mentor and still dear friend, on gender portals in food advertising, which resulted in Food is Love: Food Advertising and Gender Roles in Modern America. I fondly remember hours scrolling through microfiche rewarded with chicken parm sandwiches.
Make sure to check out how to get in touch with Lindsay and other staff on our National Office Staff page. If you would like to volunteer for a CUR Faculty, Student, or Mentor Spotlight interview, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.