Kayla Cavenaugh joined the Archives staff as an Intern in August 2023. During her internship at the Medical Center Archives, Kayla will process archival collections, write archival description, create finding aids, assist with acquisitions, as well as assist with the selection of images and writing metadata for MEDSpace and MediaBeacon. Her first project is to help complete the processing of the North Carolina Licensed Practical Nurses Association Records.
Kayla earned dual bachelor’s degrees in Art History and German with a minor in English, from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. After graduating, she served as a Fulbright English-Language Teaching Assistant in the rural community of Murau, Austria. In 2017, she learned to read Old German Script through a course with the Geist Institute for Women’s Words, taught by Dr. Julie Tomberlin. She is currently working towards a MSLS with a Concentration in Archives and Records Management from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with an expected graduation date of May 2025. Kayla sees her internship here as a way to gain hands on experience with processing and housing archival materials across a wide variety of formats
When Kayla is not at work or studying she loves going to the movies (popcorn is must), collecting field guides about the natural world, and visiting arboretums. Her pockets inevitably wind up filled with tree matter every time she goes outside, and she always keep a buckeye with her for good luck.
This blog post was contributed by Medical Center Archives Assistant Director Lucy Waldrop.