I hail from Oshkosh, Wisconsin via Chicago, Illinois where I graduated from Loyola University Chicago with an Honors Bachelor’s degree in English. (I also minored in both History and Anthropology). I graduated in May 2010, and I am beginning my second year in the Master’s Program in Public History and Archives at New York University. My academic interests lie in the history of education, cityscapes/urban environments, material culture and memory.
I currently work at Brooklyn Historical Society as a Per Diem Educator, where I give tours and lead programs for school groups grades K-12. I am also employed by Grandstreet Settlement, a non-profit settlement house on the Lower East Side, which funds a College Office at a public high school also on the Lower East Side. At this high school I facilitate College Workshops for juniors and seniors to help them explore post-high school options from colleges to careers.
I am excited to be part of the Creating Digital History course because I feel it is an incredible opportunity to help bridge the cosmic gap between academic history/research and everyday public knowledge.