Dinah Handel is one of two Archives Fellows for the 2014/15 academic year.
She is excited to be at the Barnard Archives as a graduate fellow this year! Dinah is a graduate student at Pratt Institute, where she is studying to be an archivist. She also works for Dr. Jessica Hochman as a research assistant in the areas of gender studies, teacher activism, and school librarianship. Before starting library school, Dinah worked as a night time delivery driver, a barista, a pottery studio assistant, a cashier at REI, at an independent movie theater, a domestic violence shelter, and a few libraries. Her archives dream job is anywhere that she could promote and preserve the history of women!
Before living in New York, Dinah attended Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts, where she studied women's history and labor studies. She was born in San Francisco, but grew up across the bay in El Cerrito. Her spirit animal is an alpaca, and she has a dog named Lucy in California. If Dinah could be a fruit or vegetable she would be a fig.