Danielle R. Feinberg came to OHMA with an undergraduate degree in Linguistic Anthropology from Brandeis University. She first learned about oral history while helping to archive and preserve testimonies of Holocaust survivors for Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation in Los Angeles (now the USC Shoah Foundation Institute). After relocating to New York, and changing careers (which she is very good at doing), Danielle attended culinary school and worked as a pastry chef before joining OHMA’s inaugural cohort. Through OHMA she was able to use oral history to explore and synthesize many of her lifelong interests and pursuits, including, photography, memory, identity, and food. Danielle currently works in the Department of Psychology at Barnard College.
April Reynosa studied Sociocultural Anthropology and Human Development at Brigham Young University. As a recipient of BYU’s ORCA Research Grant and as the Child Development Coordinator for the International Rescue Committee Boston’s literacy program, April conducted ethnographic research on Somali Bantu Refugee Women’s perception of urban space. As an OHMA student and Curriculum Developer for the Mexican Education Foundation of New York, April conducted life history interviews with Mexican-American youth which culminated into a thesis entitled, "In Between Narratives: Examples of Hybrdity in the Oral Histories of Three Mexican American Youth Living in New York City." April's research explored hybridity and a possible third option of identity formation in which the individual does not feel they must choose between cultures. April recently worked as an interviewer for the Brooklyn Historical Society's oral history project, Crossing Borders Bridging Generations. She is also a Concordia University Oral History Affiliate. April is currently living in Argentina with her husband and their daughter.
Senait Tesfai graduated with a degree in Sociology from
College in 2007 and has since been living and working in NYC. Her
interests include minority identities, social mobility, and comedy
(alternative and mainstream). She is currently working on her thesis
which is a long audio piece and short written piece about KenSAP, a
program that brings students from rural Kenya to elite American