When her mom told her to find a summer job after her freshman year of college, Melissa Prycer would apply for just one. But it would change her life.
“When I got to college, you don’t think about careers in history, but in hindsight, it all makes sense,” says Prycer, who received her master’s in public history from NC State in 2003.
The Texas native had always loved historical fiction and visiting museums on family trips. But the summer of 1998 cemented the career path that would lead to her current job as president and executive director of a one-of-a-kind living history museum in Dallas, Texas.