Nancie Carollo '92

Nancie Carollo

Location: Colorado
Major(s) and Minor(s): History
Thesis title and/or topic/description: “Voices from the 1950s: Women and the Traditional American Family”

What have you done since graduation?

Following graduation, I worked at The Los Angeles Music Center and The Huntington Library, Art Galleries, and Botanic Gardens. I drew on my history major every day in both of those iconic Southern California arts institutions. I moved in 1996 to live and travel in Europe for two years. I cultivated an appreciation for architecture, religion, languages, art and music as a history major at Scripps, which immeasurably enhanced the experience of living abroad and gave me the necessary tools to adapt to different cultures. I returned to the U.S. to settle in Denver, Colorado, in 1998.

I am a registered massage therapist and yoga instructor, and the mother of two boys. My current work may not seem typical for a history major, but I actually view everything through that lens. When I learn anything new, it is always with recognition and respect for its path through time: How did a particular style of yoga develop? What is the evolution of our human movement patterns?

How do you think majoring in history or taking history classes has mattered to you?

History students are expected to be particularly rigorous researchers. This becomes a habit for life with many positive dividends. Combined with critical thinking skills, good research produces confident choice-making.

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