I am a public historian and theatre maker currently serving as the Director of Heritage and Interpretation at the Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life (ISJL) in Jackson, Mississippi. I interpret and share the rich legacy of Jews in the American South through public programs, trips and tours, shared experiences, historic preservation, and more.
Originally from rural Pennsylvania, I hold a Master’s degree in Public History and Cultural Heritage from Trinity College Dublin and I'm passionate about the intersection between history and theatre. My professional background is full of experiences telling engaging stories—from the visual history of Glasnevin Cemetery in Dublin, Ireland, to the development of the art glass industry in New Bedford, Massachusetts. I am also the author of the humor book Literary Starbucks.
When I'm not thinking about collective memory, historic preservation, and reproductive justice, I am running, hiking, sewing, baking sourdough, and playing and designing tabletop role-playing games.
I wear a lot of hats. Let's talk about what's possible.