Class of 2006
Graduation: May 2006
School: Tioga Central High School
Subjects: 10th grade Global Studies II and 12th Participation in Government
Coaching: Var. Football, JV Basketball, JV Baseball
Product Manager, Playfish games
Third Year graduate student (first year PhD) in History at Binghamton University
I am beginning preliminary research on my doctoral dissertation on eighteenth-century France. My project, in particular, deals with eighteenth-century French popular religion, print culture and Enlightenment thought. I plan to go abroad next year to begin my doctoral research in Paris.
9th and 10th Grade Global & Geography teacher
graduated IC in 2006. I go to New England School of Law and a candidate for Juris Doctor in May 2009 (i.e. a fancy way of saying "graduating in May 2009").
I'm also writing an article on Massachusetts health care reform legislation this spring
Current professional status: Program Coordinator for the Upstate History Alliance in Oneonta, NY. UHA is a museum-service organization providing professional development, resources and grant opportunities to museums and historic sites all across New York State.
Accomplishments: In May 2008 I received my masters degree in History Museum Studies from the Cooperstown Graduate Program in Cooperstown, NY. The program is a partnership between State University College at Oneonta and the New York State Historical Association. I also completed my masters' thesis which won the graduate program's thesis award, it was entitled, "Becoming visible : mainstream cultural institutions and the successful presentation of LGBTQ history exhibitions"
My only message would be that I am always happy to talk to anyone working or looking to work in the field of museums.
After graduation and the bar exam I will be the first Equal Justice Works Fellow at the Northeastern University Domestic Violence Institute in Boston, Massachusetts. This summer and fall I designed the position with the executive director of the DVI, wrote the grant and submitted it to Equal Justice Works. EJW is an organization in Washington DC that offers fellowships to recent law school graduates who want to design public interest law projects. I have been volunteering at the DVI as a legal advocate in the emergency room of the Boston Medical Center since my first year, so continuing my work with the organization seemed like a good fit.
I will be the first full time legal advocate for domestic violence victims in the emergency room of the Boston Medical Center, Boston's safety net hospital. I will be representing them in restraining order hearings, administrative hearings regarding transitional assistance, health care and affordable housing. I will also be doing non-legal advocacy work such as getting the clients into shelter and referring them to other attorneys to handle more complex divorce and child custody cases. In addition to the advocacy work, I will be lending a legal prospective on the hospital's new project to overhaul its response to domestic violence victims. By the end of the fellowship, the BMC's Domestic Violence Coordinator and I hope to have several new hospital policies in place and to have educated administration and hospital staff on the proper response to a patient who discloses experience with domestic violence.
Traveling Exhibitions Coordinator, The Rosenbach Museum & Library, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Assistant District Attorney
Social Studies Teacher
House of Representatives for Congressman, Jerrold Nalder.
My Peace Corps service was great. I worked as a ESL, math and science teacher and did some development projects...keyly a renewable energy project. I worked with community members to get wind and solar for the island. By the time I left the island elementary school was able to power two computers and a printer using 100% solar power. I left the project in good hands so I am hopeful that the community will soon progress to full solar and wind power. I also learned a great amount about the local culture and history which certainly enriched my understanding of the Pacific and primitive communities. I may write about my experiences. I kept a daily journal during my service to record everything that happened to me. I have yet to find a real voice with it however. I do not want to write another Peace Corps memoir seeing as that market is very oversaturated but I am tooling with some ideas of linking it to a history standpoint. We will see but I will keep you posted if I ever produce anything of interest.