Maris Maeve O'Tierney, Graduate Fellowship

Graduate Fellowship, 2015

Maris Maeve O’Tierney received her Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude, WCAS, with a triple major in art history, classical vocal performance and political science in June 2014. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and was a Fulbright Recommended Scholar to Spain. In the summer of 2014, she was a fellow at the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage. Maris is currently Polar Lab Coordinator at Anchorage (Alaska) Museum at Rasmuson Center. In addition, she is a composer and regular performer, appearing both as a vocal and guitar soloist and in duets with her violinist twin sister. She is described as “broadly accomplished, enthusiastic and incisive.” Maris will pursue a Master’s of Science in Leadership for Creative Enterprises, a new Northwestern program, which combines coursework with industry visits to major cities and an internship that connects students to organizations such as museums, tech start-ups and media outlets.