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Arch Dalrymple III Department of History
University of Mississippi

Elise Carroll (’14)

Elise CarrollHow, when, and why did you decide to study history?

I was a history major and anthropology minor.  Through my love of history and the ocean, I became an archeology major.

Discuss the highlights of your undergraduate experience.

I started working at the Queen Anne’s Revenge Lab when QAR Lab when I was a summer undergraduate volunteer in 2011 and then an intern in 2012.  I was very active in the History Club and was the vice president, and then president, of the German Club.  I also founded the Ole Miss Diving Club to encourage enthusiasm for scuba diving on campus. Another highlight was serving as Ole Miss Global Ambassador.

Talk about your path since graduation and your career goals.

After I graduated from UM, I received a master of arts degree in history with a concentration in underwater archaeology and maritime history from the East Carolina University Program in Maritime Studies

I’m working as a laboratory office manager and assistant conservator at the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.  I manage the

Queen Anne’s Revenge Conservation Lab and Underwater Archaeology Branch of the Office of State Archaeology.  Queen Anne’s Revenge was a pirate ship that sank more than 300 years ago.  It was discovered off the Carolina Coast.  We conserve, document and investigate the artifacts, and give educational tours.