Alora Adams

My hometown when I was a student was

Novi, MI

I graduated in


I studied

History and Educational Studies

I currently live in

Novi, MI

I am now

…a graduate student at Eastern Michigan working on a Master of Science in Historic Preservation. I am also working at Greenfield Village and Starbucks & own my own business, Uniquely Geek.

Since graduating from Alma

I began my graduate program at EMU fall 2016 with a slated graduation date of December 2018. I have been continuing to work in Historic Preservation at Greenfield Village and am a Shift Supervisor at Starbucks. In summer 2017 I spent two months as the curatorial assistant at the Choctaw Nation Museum in Tushkahomma, Oklahoma. The current plan is to return as a full time employee January 2019 once I’m finished with school. 

My Alma education

…helped me figure out the path I really wanted to go down. I went into Alma convinced I was meant to be in a classroom teaching children, but I realized almost too late that I wanted to educate, but not in a classroom. Thanks to Alma’s flexibility, I was able to transition quickly into Educational Studies and gained an internship at the Ziibiwing Center in Mt. Pleasant and found a deeper love for museums than I ever knew I had.

My favorite place(s) on campus included

…Highland Java for keeping me caffeinated and the Tau Kappa Epsilon house where a lot of movie nights took place.

My most vivid/best memory of my time at Alma is

…joining Greek Life. I never thought I would ever join a sorority growing up, but after going through recruitment I found my home at Alpha Gamma Delta. Joining a sorority taught me more leadership skills to take forward in my adult life, and I have gained many lifetime friends within my sorority and other Greek organizations on campus.

My off-campus study experience(s) included

…Peru in 2013 with Dr. Seals and Dr. Molina and spending a month traveling and learning about Incan culture and history. I had an incredible experience throughout the whole month I was there and it solidified my love for the Spanish language. In 2014 I traveled to Germany and Poland for the Holocaust/Cold War Spring Term and was like a kid in a candy store the entire trip. The Holocaust is my favorite historical period to study and took every opportunity to soak up every ounce of information I could while there. Plus, getting to visit Auschwitz was the experience of a lifetime and crossed an item off of my bucket list. Lastly, getting to travel to Ireland with the choir was an incredible experience of culture and music.