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Monday, February 9, 2015
Kathy Leventhal is the founding publisher of Allure Magazine and former publisher of Vanity Fair Magazine. Kathy serves on the board of The Hospital for Special Surgery in New York and is an active volunteer in the USC New York Advancement office. 
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
With responsibility for oversight of the Institute’s day-to-day operations, Kim Simon directs the development and implementation of all core mission activities including the education program, research agenda, documentation activity, public outreach, and administration. Simon acts as the Institute’s program and project manager; leading senior staff, setting strategic priorities and goals, analyzing program outcomes, developing implementation plans, and ensuring alignment with larger university and college strategies.
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Jeffrey Langham oversees the management and the strategic development of the Institute's website. Prior to the Institute, Jeffrey worked at a Los Angeles-area design firm for seven years as a web designer/programmer with experience in print design and copywriting. He received his doctorate in English Literature from the University of Southern California.
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
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. 
Monday, May 4, 2015
Edith Umugiraneza, staff member of USC Shoah Foundation was born in Rwanda and survived the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, but lost most of her family including mother, oldest brother, cousins, nieces, grandparents and uncles. After the Genocide Edith moved to Canada where she finished high school, college and university. In 2004, she moved to Los Angeles where she now lives with her husband and two beautiful daughters. Edith gave her testimony to USC Shoah Foundation and continues to speak about her experience around the Greater Los Angeles area.
Monday, June 1, 2015
Special Education teacher Andra Coulter has worked for the Calgary Board of Education since 2006 teaching in a unique setting for students who demonstrate severe externalizing behaviors. Coulter builds upon the existing abilities of her students to promote the development of their strengths, skills and attributes across school, home and social environments. Coulter has a background in the non-profit sector, working and volunteering for various local agencies prior to her work as a teacher. She holds a B.A in Psychology and a B.Ed in Elementary Education.
Sunday, June 28, 2015
Leslie Wilson was a producer on “One Day in Auschwitz.”
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
As a daughter of Holocaust survivors, Doris Lazarus has dedicated her career to Holocaust education and remembrance. She has been a Docent at the Illinois Holocaust Museum for six years and is also a speaker on the Museum's Speaker's Bureau. Additionally, Doris was actively involved with the creation of the U.S. Holocaust Museum as well as the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center. From 1994-1998 Doris interviewed Holocaust survivors for USC Shoah Foundation and their testimonies are preserved in the Visual History Archive. 
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
A social anthropologist, Sandra Gruner-Domic, PhD, is the research expert on the Guatemalan Testimony Collection at USC Shoah Foundation. She is an experienced lecturer in sociology and gender studies at California State Long Beach University and USC. Her research interests are migration and gender, violence, displacement and genocide. Additionally she has researched, taught and published works on migration, race and ethnic relations, process of representation and identity in transnational context, global citizenship u.a. 
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Alex Biniaz-Harris is a recent USC graduate, with Bachelor degrees in business and music. Alex has worked for USC Shoah Foundation for three years, as a communications and social media marketing intern. His grandmother, Celina Biniaz, and her parents Phyllis and Irwin Karp are survivors of Schindler’s List. Both Celina and Phyllis’s testimonies are preserved in the Visual History Archive.
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
IWitness regional consultant, Brandon Barr has been a Language Arts teacher in Chicago Public School district for the last ten years. This year, he will be teaching 6th grade Language Arts at Mark Twain Elementary. In January 2015, he participated in the "Past is Present" commemoration that marked the 70th anniversary of liberation of Auschwitz in Poland.
Thursday, September 3, 2015
Corey Harbaugh is Director of Teaching & Learning at Fennville Public Schools, a community in rural Southwest Lower Michigan.
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Jeannie Woods is a seventh and eighth grade language arts teacher at Fort Payne Middle School in Fort Payne, Alabama. Woods was one of the 25 educators who participated in the Auschwitz: The Past is Present professional development program in January 2015.
Friday, September 25, 2015
Robert Hadley taught high school for nearly 20 years before coming to the USC Shoah Foundation as a Regional Consultant earlier this year. He conducts teacher training on using IWitness in the classroom all around the country with a focus on the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda.  He is also very involved in social justice issue locally in Portland, Oregon and teacher training internationally. 
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
USC Shoah Foundation archivist Sandra Aguilar interprets and formats information and details about the interviewees and the interviews to be brought into the database systems of the Visual History Archive. She is also a liaison between USC Shoah Foundation’s research specialists and database programmers to develop ways for the testimonies to be searched and experienced.
Thursday, October 8, 2015
Muscologist Matt Lawson recently submitted his PhD thesis, focussing on the music used in German depictions of the Holocaust on screen. His early research has been disseminated at conferences across the UK, and also at international events in Australia, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland, Germany and the USA. He completed his undergraduate honours degree in Music at Huddersfield in 2009, and his MA with distinction from the University of York (2012). He was also a postgraduate participant in a HEA collaborative project between Edge Hill University and the University of Roehampton.
Thursday, October 22, 2015
USC Professor of History Wolf Gruner directs USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advance Genocide Research and sets its research agenda. Gruner also holds the Shapell- Guerin Chair in Jewish Studies at the university. An internationally recognized expert on genocide, Gruner has published 10 books and numerous articles on the Holocaust in Europe as well as on mass violence against indigenous people in Latin America.    
Monday, November 9, 2015
Kátia Lerner worked as interviewer and Regional Assistant Coordinator for USC Shoah Foundation in Rio de Janeiro from 1996 to 1999. After that period, she continued her work as liaison until 2012. Katia received an MA in Social Communication and a PhD in Cultural Anthropology, both at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. Her thesis analyzes the process of shaping the memory of the Holocaust taking as object of study the then called Survivors of the Holocaust Visual History Foundation (from 1994 to 2001).
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Keith Stringfellow teaches American History, World History, and English at Charlotte Islamic Academy in Charlotte, North Carolina. Stringfellow has been teaching for nine years and was named Business and Finance High School's Teacher of the Year in 2010.
Monday, November 23, 2015
Thom Melcher, the managing director of the Glenmede Trust Company, co-chairs USC Shoah Foundation's Next Generation Council.
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
USC Shoah Foundation’s liaison in Poland, Monika Koszyńska coordinates the Visual History Archive access sites in Poland; represents the Institute at conferences and seminars; organizes the Teaching with Testimony in the 21st Century training program for Polish educators; and coordinates fundraising and other outreach efforts. She is also on the staff of the Museum of the History of the Polish Jews’ education department, a Visual History Archive Access Site.
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Sarah Griffitts is a social studies high school teacher at the Calgary Board of Education in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.  She received a BA in History at Mount Royal College and an MA in History from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth.  Her master’s thesis focused on the establishment of Chelmno and Sobibor through the path of the Einsatzgruppen.