Sylvia has gathered information about her native Miami since she strolled along its streets as a child. A Florida International University graduate in Communications, she worked as a local journalist, winning two Florida Associated Press Awards for Editorial Writing and serving a 2008 fellowship for the Peter Jennings Project for Journalists and the Constitution at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. She was an educator at HistoryMiami Museum and now teaches for Florida International University and Nova Southeastern University’s lifelong learning programs. She is a Miami-Dade County Heritage Tourism Guide and a member of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Miami. She publishes “Tropical Tracings,” about Florida history, and “Her Steps,” about American women’s history, on Facebook and co-hosts "Roadside Florida," a television program about Florida's historic tourist attractions produced by Miami-Dade College and the Lynn & Louis Wolfson II Florida Moving Image Archives.
Yoela was born in Havana and has lived in Mexico City and Barcelona. She received a BA in Sociology from University of Havana and completed a MA in Urban Studies in El Colegio de México. She came to Miami in 2005 and has worked as adjunct faculty in Higher Education as well as an elementary and middle grades teacher. Furthermore, Yoela holds a MA in Urban and Regional Planning from Florida Atlantic University. Her interests range from urban history to sustainable community planning. She also has experience as a tour guide and environmental educator for children at Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden in Miami. Yoela enjoys sharing her passion for cities and her knowledge of South Florida region with others. She seeks to create rich urban narratives integrating perspectives from urban planning and social sciences.
Brooke is a graduate of University College London (MA, History) and Boston University (BA, International Relations). She worked for five years at HistoryMiami Museum as a curator, working in the Collections Department and curating exhibits on South Florida history. Once leaving the museum she began a career as a film-making, working on various projects, including several on Miami history and society. Miami Beach has been home since 2001, but prior to that Brooke lived in several cities abroad, including London, Sydney, Berlin and Vienna. She loves to share with visitors her knowledge and adoration of her adopted city.
Cafe Versailles and Calle Ocho
Rubell Family Collection and Nader Collection
Biscayne Bay and Downtown Miami