Nicole Belolan is a Ph.D. candidate in the History of American Civilization program at the University of Delaware. Her dissertation, Navigating the World: The Material Culture of Physical Mobility Impairment in the Early American North, 1700-1861, "is about the material culture of disability in early America. Nicole has worked at a variety of museums including the Winterthur Museum, the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, and the Newport historical Society. Currently, she works for the IMLS-funded Sustaining Places initiative with the University of Delaware's Museum Studies Program, developing resources such as collections care workshops for small museums and historic sites. Along with her partner, she has been a caretaker for a private historic home in Delaware for over two years. She holds an M.A. from the Winterthur Program in American Material Culture and a B.A. from The Pennsylvania State University. Nicole lectures regularly on the material culture of disability history and Berlin work.