Trenton S. Chestnut
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Location: Conway, SC, USA
School: Coastal Carolina University
Field of study: History/Religious Studies (Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam)

Trenton S. Chestnut

- Master's degree in Arts and Liberal Studies from Coastal Carolina University, focused in the History and Religious Traditions of the Middle East, Japan, South and Southeast Asia, and the Indian Subcontinent
- Two years of experience in University and Graduate level instruction in the fields of History, Philosophy, and Religious Studies
- Skilled at in-depth research, analysis of primary sources, historical texts, and contemporary scholarly works


Archivist - The Athenaeum Press at Coastal Carolina University
Aug 2019 – Mar 2020 (8 mos)

- Built and maintained LOC-compliant Digital Multimedia Archives.
- Received training in Library of Congress subject headings, metadata organization schemes, and the construction and maintenance of digital archives.
- Transcribed dozens of hours of interviews and oral histories for the press's Gullah Geechee Cultural Preservation project
- Performed community outreach to several outlying, underprivileged communities throughout South Carolina

Graduate Research And Teaching Assistant - Coastal Carolina University
Jan 2019 – Mar 2020 (1 yr 3 mos)

- Drove continual development of several long-term projects
- Instructed and assisted in the teaching of senior and graduate-level History and Religious Studies courses
- Performed in-depth copy editing and translation assistance for the Religious Studies department and the Director of Digital Initiatives for the Edwards College of Liberal Studies

Food Vendor - Mt. Atlanticus Miniature Golf
Apr 2012 – Sep 2018 (6 yrs 6 mos)

- Built and applied a managerial framework for a small business
- Drove continued development and innovation
- Constructed a value-based menu and utilized digital sales platforms for flexible payment opportunities and continued growth
- Provided customer service and trained new hires

Customer Service Representative - Superior Auto Recovery of South Carolina, LLC
Jan 2010 – Sep 2012 (2 yrs 9 mos)

- Provided customer support and community outreach
- Built and maintained connections between several independent offices
- Gained and developed skills utilizing a variety of specialized software and data collection services

Food Vendor - Tropical Sno Hawaiian Shaved Ice
Mar 2007 – Aug 2012 (5 yrs 6 mos)

Food Server - Marble Slab Creamery
May 2005 – Aug 2006 (1 yr 4 mos)


Coastal Carolina University

Master's degree, Arts and Liberal Studies, 2018 – 2020
- Specialized in deep-dive analysis of primary texts regarding the religions of South and Southeast Asia, Japan, and the Middle East.
- Studied as a Medieval Historian, specifically focused in pre-Crusades Middle East/Italy and Japan.

Bachelor's degree, History, 2015 – 2018
- Additionally minored in the fields of Religious Studies (Buddhism and Hinduism) and Islamic Studies.

Horry-Georgetown Technical College, Associate of Arts, 2012 – 2014

Digital Archiving Historical Research Audio Transcription Data Entry Academic Advising Higher Education Editing Proofreading Research Sales

Honors & awards
President's List - Coastal Carolina University
Jan 2017

Dean's List - Coastal Carolina University
May 2016, Jun 2017, Jan 2018, Jun 2018