Micah Ling is a first-year MA student in Folklore. She holds a BA in Art History & Visual Culture with an additional major in Arts & Humanities and a minor in Museum Studies from Michigan State University. For the past four years, Micah has been working for the Michigan State University Museum as a cultural/historical collections specialist and for the Michigan Traditional Arts Program as the public programs coordinator, the latter of which piqued her interest in public folklore. A cellist, vocalist, and banjo player, she is a member of Earthwork Music Collective, a group of Michigan musicians focused on building community through social and environmental justice and education. Her research interests include material culture (specifically textiles and utilitarian objects), Scandinavian folk painting, adornment and beautification traditions, and rural American culture & music.