Samples of my Academic Work

This page contains samples of work I did while a graduate student at Drexel University and an undergraduate student at Brandeis University.

People of the (Digital) Book: The Metadata of Jewish Text-Based Materials in Two Digital Repositories

This paper was written in December 2013 for my Metadata & Resource Description class.

Reading Log

These book reviews are a selection of reviews written for my Multicultural Resources for Diverse Communities class at Drexel University during Summer 2013.

Reaching Seniors in the Digitalized Library

This paper was written in December 2012 for my Public Library Services class at Drexel University. After writing this paper, I realized that I have a particular interest in library services to underserved populations.

Library Services for New Americans: A Philadelphia Case Study

This paper was written in October 2012 for my Public Library Services class at Drexel University.

Berman Jewish Policy Archive: A Case Study

This paper was written in September 2012 for my Digital Libraries class at Drexel University.

LGBTQ Subjects in Libraries: Issues of Access

This annotated bibliography was created in Deceber 2011 for my Information Access & Resources class at Drexel University.

Just Ask a Muslim Woman



This video is the end result of a group project on Muslim women and the media in my Diversity of Muslim Women's Experience class, taken at Brandeis University in 2009. I am particularly proud of it because it was my first experience creating a video, from creating interview questions to editing footage. I feel that in deciding on a direction and developing questions with my groupmates I drew upon my sociology background to discover in a short time what Muslim women at Brandeis felt about the media's portrayal of Muslim women.

 

NUJLS: A Queer Jewish Community

This paper was written in May 2009 for my Queering Gender, Gendering Bodies class at Brandeis University. I am particularly proud of it because I was able to apply the concepts learned in class to experiences outside of school.

Whose Right is it, Anyway?

This play was written in December 2008 for my Playwriting class at Brandeis University. I am particularly proud of it because I feel that it shows a grasp of the interaction between scripting and staging.

Theologians of Liturgy

This paper was written in April 2008 for my Jewish Liturgy class at Brandeis University. I am particularly proud of it because although I was a freshman, my professor chose it as one of two papers to read out loud to the class as examples of superior work. The other paper belonged to a senior.

Pluralism at the American Hebrew Academy

This paper was written in February 2008 for my Religious Pluralism and Jewish Life class at Brandeis University. A version of it was published in HaGesher, the American Hebrew Academy's monthly newsletter.