I'm an artist, activist-scholar, archivist and oral historian who is passionate about creating interactive, participatory stories documenting social change. At BCC, I'm an Assistant Professor and Head of Archives, where I actively collecting oral history interviews, documents, and images from the community, as well as promoting public engagement with the archives through the creation of digital humanities initiatives and collaborations with local community organizations. I received my Master’s degree in Politics from New School University and my Master’s degree in Library and Information Science, with a certificate in Archival Management, from Pratt Institute.
I am the founder of the WRI Oral History Project, which is documenting the Welfare Rights Initiative (WRI), a grassroots student activist and community leadership training organization that fights for equal access to higher education for lower income students. Working on this project set me on my path, combining my interests in storytelling, oral history and documenting activism, while also addressing trends in open access and media technologies.
Since then, I've worked on several community-based oral histories, including "Cities for People, Not for Profit: Gentrification & Housing Activism in Bushwick" and “Raising Ourselves Up”: Oral Histories from First-Generation College Students at BCC.