Holocaust Historian. Educator. Outdoorsy.
My CV can tell you that I hold an MA in Holocaust Studies from the Uni of London and that I've worked at the third largest Holocaust Museum in the world. It's useful in showing where I've been, but can't shed light on my areas of interest or me as a person. So that's what this website is for–welcome!
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My areas of research, in no specific order, include survivor testimony, Yiddish theatre, Displaced Persons and postwar reconstruction in Europe, British and American Holocaust Literature, Holocaust museums, Jewish resistance during the Holocaust (especially in regards to artistic expression) and collective Holocaust memory. Living in the UK during my MA programme allowed me to travel extensively throughout Europe and Northern Africa where I was able to visit many sites of atrocity, memory, and Jewish life (past and present).
Conference Papers and Presentations
Orchestrating Resistance: The Jüdischer Kulturbund, 1933-1941 | Powell Heller Conference for Holocaust Education
Visiting Lecturer | Pacific Lutheran University
English 397: The Holocaust in the American Literary Imagination
Legacy Speakers Project Aide | Holocaust Center for Humanity (Seattle, WA)
Research conducted under Laurie Warshal Cohen, EdD.
Organized and facilitated the first commemoration of Yom HaShoah at Pacific Lutheran University, spring 2022. The commemoration included testimony from a Holocaust survivor, with a question and answer session open to the attending students, faculty, and community members.
Originally from Washington State, I'm brushing up on my interest in local history. Over the last year, I've been learning about the history of my hometown, shaping my knowledge with visits to the Tulalip Hibulb Cultural Center and through reading local books by indigenous authors like Salish Myths and Legends: One People's Stories. When I'm not reading, I can be found hiking or road cycling.
MA, Royal Holloway UniversitY
2017-2018 | London, UK
Postgraduate degree (master's) in Holocaust Studies. Dissertation supervisor: Simone Gigliotti. Graduated with honors.
BFA, Pacific Lutheran University
2013-2017 | Washington, USA
Bachelor of fine arts in acting/directing and a minor in Holocaust and Genocide Studies. Graduated with honors.
Truth is to be found only in the future