My name is Shannon, and I am currently in my first year as a graduate student at NYU, working toward a M.A. in Public History. I am new to New York and currently still settling in to city life. Originally from Michigan, I spent the last four years in the wonderful city of Ann Arbor, studying at the University of Michigan. I graduated in May with degrees in History and American Culture. While at Michigan I focused on Modern U.S. history, with a particular focus in the Cold War. I wrote a senior thesis about anti-communism in Universities in the 1950s, and the effects it had on educators and administrators.
I spent the summer working at the Henry Ford Museum/ Greenfield Village in Youth and Museum Programs. I spent my days teaching fifth grade students about inventions and ideas of the early 20th century. Being able to work directly with the resources of one of the greatest public history institutions in the country really strengthened my desire to continue working in museum education to find new and exciting ways to bring history to the public. I am hoping this blog will be a good way to start!