Blog: Through Testimony

Blog Posts by Marina Kay

  • May 11, 2016

    In just a few days, I’ll be graduating with my bachelors in International Relations from USC. As I sit here writing this piece, I have a chance to reflect on these three years of fundamental personal and academic growth, and in particular, on my incredibly rewarding intern experience at USC Shoah Foundation.

  • April 4, 2016

    While the average USC student was dragging themselves out of bed to make it to their first class after Spring Break, I was--rather jet-lagged--sitting in an 800 year old room cloaked in paintings of old intellectuals and world renowned writers in a tiny corridor of Hertford College at Oxford University, wondering how on Earth I could be so lucky to miss a week of school to hang out at one of the oldest, most prestigious centers of learning in the history of Western Civilization.

  • April 3, 2015

    Over the last few days I’ve overheard my grandmother and father talk endlessly about Celia Tiano, an Auschwitz survivor from Salonika, Greece, their next-door neighbor on 7th Avenue -- a quiet block in the Hyde Park area of L.A., during the 1950s and 60s. After more than 40 years, my family has reconnected with Celia -- through testimony. We were able to make this connection because of a film project I had been working on for the Student Voices Short Film Contest.

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About Marina Kay

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 10:15am -- deanna.pitre

Marina Kay is a senior International Relations major with an emphasis on the Middle East at USC. Marina interns with the  communications department and is a member of the USC Shoah Foundation Student Association, DEFY. She is also currently a research assistant to the Director of the School of International Relations. 

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