Helen Gibb: Since 2011, when I attended the Summer Institute at the CCOH, it has been a dream of mine to join the OHMA program. So I'm making the trip 'across the pond' to New York from my native England. I received a BA in History from the University of Cape Town, South Africa, where I lived for 4 years and it was there that I first encountered oral history. My research interests include narratives of trauma, second-generation memory and using digital technologies creatively to tell stories. While in the USA I'm also looking forward to honing my Ultimate frisbee skills with the Columbia University women's team.