Held every year between Juneteenth and July 4th, and supported by the Mellon Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, Coca-Cola and Mars, the Civic Season is a BIG IDEA in every sense. The Civic Season is a meaningful, shared moment across the country to explore what you stand for, understand “how we got here” and take civic action to move our national practices closer to our founding promises. The Civic Season Kickoff Party in June 2022 in Atlanta featuring emcees, speaker panels, DJ, food trucks, poster making, chocolate sampling & local vendors — and related events in 25 other locations. Online, 300 organizations shared 750 resources and activities to get started.
The first program from Made By Us, My Wish For U.S. invites your hopes and dreams for the future of the United States. It was the first program officially recognized by America250, the U.S. Semiquincentennial Commission coordinating the largest, most inclusive commemoration of U.S. history yet – our 250th anniversary in 2026. We also teamed up with First Book to donate 45,000 books to Title 1 teachers who shared their wish.
This crowdsourced map reveals 500+ cultural institutions worldwide that are documenting and collecting stories and memories around COVID-19. A collaboration between Made By Us and the International Federation for Public History.
Historic sites can help you discover local and national stories when traveling, and we partnered with Airbnb to feature the special experiences these places have to offer.
The American Civic Collaboration Awards, or Civvys, celebrates civic collaborative efforts at the local, regional and national level. I developed and managed these annual awards with the Bridge Alliance, Big Tent Nation and the National Conference on Citizenship from 2016-2019.
The Polaroid Project at MIT Museum, 2019
Lighter, Stronger, Faster: The Herreshoff Legacy at MIT Museum (SEGD Merit Award, 2019)
History of Kendall Square “Phone Booth” Interactive Pop-Up (2018) ; In Motion at MIT Museum (2019)
STATES OF INCARCERATION at Northeastern University, 2018
My M.A. Thesis: In an age of fervent debate around who and what should be memorialized by statues, monuments and plaques, The Atlas of Southern Memory presents a prototype for a platform that can enable broader participation, annotation, and exploration in “what gets remembered.” Read more.
History Cambridge: The Past and Present of Immigration and Sanctuary, 2018
WWII Museum’s Arsenal of Democracy Exhibit, New Orleans, 2017; Storytelling, Archives and Resistance Panel Event commemorating 5 years of the Boston Marathon Bombing, Boston, 2017; Douglass Day Transcribe-a-thon, Northeastern University, 2018
SISTORY is a passion project, a history blog and newsletter I ran for several years with my two sisters, featuring weekly posts connecting history with pop culture for Millennial women. As “The Future is Female” rose to fame in 2016, we launched a content campaign and t-shirts to declare THE PAST IS FEMALE, TOO!