Elena Abou Mrad

Archives Fellow

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Work Experience
  • Archives Fellow
    AFS Intercultural Programs
    Sep. 2016 to Present (1 year)

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    Role & Tasks:

    My main project consists in processing Arthur Howe, Jr.'s personal collection, digitizing it, and in organizing an interactive exhibition based on the archival materials.

    My fellowship in the AFS Archives means being constantly in touch with the documents, artifacts, and photographs from the history of AFS, and especially with the great people that shaped this organization and made it grow. This is why I feel honored to focus on the processing and preservation of Arthur Howe Jr.’s collection during my fellowship. Art was a World War II volunteer, former president, and Life Trustee of AFS. In addition to that, working at AFS International gives me the opportunity to experience the contact with other cultures and languages, starting from the office! As a comparative literature graduate, I find it really inspiring.

  • Blogger and Translator
    Green Onions Torino
    May. 2015 to Present (3 years)

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    Role & Tasks:

    Writing and translating articles for the blog "Green Onions Torino".

    Green Onions is a group of students from different departments of the University of Turin and the Polytechnic University of Turin. The group was born in March 2015 and its aim is to divulge information about environmental topics, ecology and and ecocriticism, by using and enhancing the knowledge acquired in the academia.

  • Blogger
    Sep. 2014 to Present (3 years)

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    Role & Tasks:

    A blog about my personal and professional experience in New York City. The blog will soon be translated from Italian to English.

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