Hi, I’m Rachel Moskowitz. This is my third year in the Masters in History program combined with a certificate in Archival Management and Historical Editing, a precursor to the existing masters program. I graduated from the University of Pennsylvania a few years ago with a degree in American history, and minors in Classical Studies and Women’s Studies. A summer spent at the historical society in my hometown and months of archival research for my undergraduate thesis made me consider archives as a profession and led me to apply to NYU. I currently work as the archivist for a production company specializing in documentaries for networks such as the History Channel, National Geographic, and Discovery.
For my internship seminar, I created an online exhibit for the NYU Archives highlighting New York University and its students during wartime years, from the Civil War through World War II (website will hopefully be up soon!). To build the exhibit, I downloaded a free trial of Dreamweaver, and spent the thirty days until the trial expired learning the program and structuring my site. The internship provided a much-needed introduction to the world of computer programming, though I’m still rather hesitant when it comes to such things. I’m excited to build on this knowledge with the material we’ll learn in the course! As for social networking sites, I have a facebook account (am proud to say I think I was one of the first 1,000 or so members, haha), but am rather unfamiliar with much else out there. There’s a lot to learn, and I’m confident we’ll do so this semester!
Looking forward to class this afternoon!