I am a ‘Jersey girl’ who considers New York City my real home. I recently completed my undergraduate degree at NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study, concentrating on Asian/Pacific/American Studies, History and Art History. My senior colloquium focused on the shifting visual economies in relation to Asian Americans in the post-colonial context. As a first year Public History student in the MA Archives and Public History program, I’m interested in exploring new methods in presenting marginalized histories that are accessible and encourage community involvement and dialogue that works towards social change. I’m also interested in finding new ways to present visual ephemera of social and historical significance that animates the image and engages the reader in new, interactive ways.
I currently work at NYU’s A/P/A Institute as the Graduate Scholar in Archives. Currently, our Digital Heritage Project involves an ongoing survey project that identifies organizations, institutions and individuals that have made significant contributions to the community in NYC and greater metropolitan area. Through the survey process, the hidden repositories of records will be made more visible and contribute in building resources that formulate the basis of history making. I have also worked on inventorying and surveying for the Newark Chinatown History Project, which aims to document the history of Chinatown that once existed in Newark, NJ. Additionally, my former experiences include working at NYU’s Law School and working as a Production Assistant for a traveling exhibition.