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Jennifer Young is a writer, editor, and historian. Her writing on immigration history, cuisine, parenting, and Jewish culture has appeared in the Jerusalem Post, Time.com, and Atlas Obscura. The former Director of Education for the YIVO Institute for Jewish research, Jennifer has also worked at the Tenement Museum and the New-York Historical Society. She is interested in telling untold stories about American history and the surpising and unexpected ways that the past continues to speak to the present. She holds graduate degrees in anthropology and education, and completed doctoral work in American history at New York University. She also serves as a judge for New York City History Day.
Monica Valley is a media designer and an art historian, specializing in later twentieth century art. A popular teacher in New York museums and galleries, she is currently pursuing doctoral studies focusing on the early work of Robert Rauschenberg. Monica has programmed and led art study tours to India, Italy and Portugal, and is fluent in Portuguese.
Mitch holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in History and Philosophy from the University of Paris, Sorbonne. His passion for urban history began during his 7 years in Paris, where he worked in his spare time as a city guide and teacher of history and philosophy. His scholarly work has focused on theories of truth as they express themselves in art, literature and theology. Since moving to New York City 12 years ago, he has authored four books on east coast cities, and actively pursues his side-passions for composing classical music (he recently premiered his second opera), and photography (his work has appeared in the New York Times, The New Yorker and Time, amongst other
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