Undergraduate experiences help lead Izzy Moyer back to Croatia as a Fulbright awardee

The museum studies graduate will continue working with RIT’s Multispectral Imaging System for Historical Artifacts at The State Archives in Dubrovnik


Museum studies graduate Izzy Moyer traveled to Croatia this past fall and will be traveling to back there to work in The State Archives as one of a record-setting six RIT Fulbright scholars.

Izzy Moyer ’24 (museum studies) has a wide-ranging résumé of experiences, from working as an intern at the Seneca Park Zoo through her biology minor to helping create models of historic homes at Genesee Country Village & Museum. Next, she will be taking her talents to Dubrovnik, Croatia, to help The State Archives, thanks to a prestigious Fulbright scholarship.

She is one of a record-setting six Fulbright U.S. Student recipients this year from RIT.

“I’m so honored to represent RIT in the Fulbright scholarship program,” said Moyer, who is from Rochester, N.Y. “I always wanted to do something big with my life, but I never knew where to start. I think one of the most beautiful things about RIT is the staff, the faculty, and the students here all willing to help make big dreams become realities.”

Moyer began her academic career at Monroe Community College and initially wanted to become a marine biologist. Through the 2+2 program, she was able to transfer to RIT and merge her interests in STEM and liberal arts within the museum studies program. She said that transition was a leap of faith but one of the best decisions she has ever made.

As an RIT student, Moyer went to Croatia in October to deliver the Multispectral Imaging System for Historical Artifacts (MISHA) to The State Archives and helped teach the staff there how to use the technology to uncover object details that are not visible to the naked eye.

Back in Dubrovnik, Moyer will work with the MISHA system to capture artifacts in the collection, help share the research and information to the public, and organize a conference that will include professionals from many aspects of the museum world.

Moyer is appreciative of all the people who have supported and helped her on her collegiate journey. Across every facet of her time in college, she has always been able to find help, which has led her to amazing experiences and a promising future ahead.

“I’m so thankful for the opportunities I’ve had here,” said Moyer. “I never thought I would be here. I’m feeling a lot of gratefulness, and I’m super excited for the journeys ahead.”

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