Sarah Dziedzic (2009)

Sarah Dziedzic works with the Felix Gonzalez-Torres Foundation developing an oral archive around the emergence and exhibition of Gonzalez-Torres’s artwork. She recently completed a project on the history of the Institute for Research on Women, Gender and Sexuality at the Columbia Center for Oral History Research, and is currently working on writing about the project for a number of publications. She is a graduate of Columbia's Oral History Master of Arts program and serves on the Columbia Oral History Alumni Association Board of Directors. She also serves on the Board of Directors of Seven Stories Institute, which administers the volunteer-run Word Up Community Bookshop in Washington Heights as well as other programs that increase access to books in underserved communities. She has worked as an independent oral historian at Wave Hill Public Garden and Cultural Center, has also led numerous oral history workshops and discussions, and is co-founder of the Society for the Investigation of Place, which advocates for new methodologies for studying communities and landscape through creative collaboration.

 @Contact: sarahdziedzic@gmail.com

Kristen La Follette (2011)

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Prior to attending the OHMA program, Kristen La Follette served as a transition specialist where she secured employment and vocational training for young adults with developmental disabilities. She previously earned a B.A. in Human Communication, with a concentration in Creative Writing & Social Action, and a minor in Global Studies at California State University, Monterey Bay. Her work at Columbia University included the collaborative audio piece “Hydraulic Fracturing: An Oral History.” She also taught workshops at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, Veteran’s Oral History Project and Partners for Peace, a gang prevention program. For her thesis project she conducted a series of interviews to create the script and theater production, “A Glimpse through the Curtain: Monologues of American Catholic Sisters.” She is currently an MFA playwriting student at San Francisco State University and lectures at her undergraduate alma mater. 

Contact: klaf925@gmail.com