Annette is a 20 year resident of Miami Beach. She came here for museum work which grew into other jobs through which she has immersed herself in the architecture, culture, history, heritage, and more of the region. Fromm earned a Ph.D. in folklore at Indiana University with an emphasis on ethnic identity and customs and rituals of immigrant groups in the US and elsewhere which gives her a unique perspective on the evolving life in South Florida. She is an accomplished lecturer, teacher, and mentor who enjoys showing off her city to visitors. Annette is also a foodie who explores food traditions in Miami and elsewhere.
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.
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The Barnacle, Coconut Grove Playhouse, and Miami City Hall
Rubell Family Collection and Nader Collection
Ocean Drive and South Beach