Museum of Texas Tech University
Jessica Stepp is an Administration Intern at the Museum of Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. Her interests include museum administration, community engagement, emerging technologies, and disaster preparedness. As an intern, she assists with the Museum’s reaccreditation preparations, drafts policies and procedures, conducts institutional and collections research, and collaborates on digital projects. Prior to her internship, she worked in the exhibits division, a collections processing lab, and as an educational programming assistant. She is experienced utilizing photogrammetry to create 3D models, manipulating 3D models to include braille, operating a fused filament fabrication 3D printer, and a resin 3D printer. She received honors from the Mountain-Plains Museums Association, Texas Association of Museums, and the American Alliance of Museums including the Carolyn Garrett Pool Award for Outstanding Museum Student, poster session awards, the Gold TAMMIE award for her research regarding museum use of 3D technologies, and a MUSE award. In 2017, she completed the inaugural Heritage Emergency and Response Training for US professionals, a joint-program initiative by FEMA and the Smithsonian Cultural Rescue Initiative. She served on TAM’s 2018 Program Planning Committee and as an inaugural member of the Texas Tech University Library Advisory Board. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in History with a minor in Education from Rhodes College, a Master of Arts in History from the University of Central Arkansas, and a Master of Arts in Heritage and Museum Sciences from Texas Tech University. Her thesis topic explored increasing access to collections objects through the use of 3D technologies.