Danielle Cournoyer (MA 2016, Public History Track), earned a Bachelor of Arts in History from The University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio TX, in 2013. Her primary interests lie in studying the urban history of the United States at the turn of the 20th century as well as landmark preservation and urban planning. With her graduate degree she hopes to work on developing new outreach programs and tools to help people connect to the past.

Paige Kinder (MA 2016, Public History & Archives), completed her Bachelor of Arts degree at Christopher Newport University in Newport News, VA. is a second year Public History student. She briefly lived in Richmond, VA, where she worked for the Valentine Museum, before moving to Boston. Paige wants to work in museum education after graduation, and loves that the graduate program is helping her reach that goal. She has worked in the education department of the Commonwealth Museum, giving gallery tours and leading educational programs for 3rd through 5th grade students. She also interned at the education department of the JFK Presidential Library and Museum where she created an adult-learning program to accompany the “Ernest Hemingway: Between the Wars exhibit.”

Laura Kintz (MA 2016, Archives Track) is the newly appointed Metadata Cataloger at the JFK Presidential Library. At UMass Boston, she was awarded a graduate assistantship and completed internships at the Boston City Archives and the JFK Library. Her interest in archives begin when she worked at the John Joseph Moakley Archive and Institute after earning a degree in American History from Suffolk University (BS, 2006). Before becoming an archivist, Laura worked as an editorial assistant in the history group of a college textbook publisher. Her passion for digital archives and history combined in her recent online project: THE PEOPLE’S CONGRESSMAN: JOE MOAKLEY’S MISSION FOR PEACE AND JUSTICE IN EL SALVADOR.”

Lauren Prescott (MA 2016, Public History & Archives), is the newly appointed Executive Director of the South End Historical Society. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in History at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2012. Interested in local history, Lauren has worked with the Arlington Historical Society to create a web exhibit that explores the history of Arlington through the lives of one family.