Hi, I’m Emily. I’m a first year student in the Archives and Public History program. I am originally from Philadelphia, but have lived in New York for the past four years. This past May, I graduated from NYU with a degree in English and American Literature.
My interest in archives stems from a job opportunity I stumbled upon by chance: working at Fales Library and Special Collections on the third floor of NYU’s Bobst Library. I worked at Fales throughout my senior year and slowly found myself shifting my interests and educational focus to not only the work I was doing, but also on the skills and learning opportunities the job was giving me.
As for the future, I look forward to broadening my understanding of archives in different contexts, both practically and theoretically.