Sarah Dziedzic (2009)

Sarah Dziedzic works as an oral historian, project consultant, and workshop facilitator in New York City. She has produced oral history projects with Storm King Art Center, the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation, Wave Hill Public Garden and Cultural Center, the Estate of Félix González-Torres, and the Columbia Center for Oral History Research, among others. She has also worked as a literary memoir editor with Seven Stories Press and Autonomedia, and serves on the board of Word Up Community Bookshop, a volunteer-run bookstore and cultural space in Washington Heights. She is the current president of the Columbia Oral History Alumni Association, where she collaborates with fellow alumni of the Oral History Master of Arts program on events that support colleagueship and establish fair labor standards for oral historians and other cultural workers.


Kristen La Follette (2011)


Kristen La Follette employs playwriting to reimagine interviews on stage. Her verbatim play, Pushing Against the Water: A Bay Area Muslim Women’s Oral History Project was featured in the 2019 Greenhouse Theatre Festival in San Francisco. A Glimpse Through the Curtain: Monologues of American Catholic Sisters was read in New York City and Pennsylvania. Kristen researches and writes about oral history theatre. She taught workshops for organizations, including the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum and Veteran’s Oral History Project. Kristen graduated in 2012 with an M.A. in Oral History. She worked at Columbia Center for Oral History, serves on the Columbia Oral History Alumni Association Board and is a founding member of the Oral History Association’s Emerging Professionals Committee. In 2019, she earned her M.F.A. in Playwriting from San Francisco State University. She teaches creative writing and oral history at California State University Monterey Bay.