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Meet Kate, the Sarnoff Center's Adminstrative Aide

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I am thrilled to join the Norton & Elaine Sarnoff Center for Jewish Genetics as an administrative aide. I grew up in the small town of Mercersburg, PA until I moved to Richmond, VA to attend the University of Richmond. I majored in art history with a focus in museum studies. I worked at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in advancement and development, and then moved to Chicago this past fall. I’m excited to use my experience to help serve Chicago’s Jewish community. In addition to my work with the Sarnoff Center, I will work with JUF’s Community Outreach and Engagement team. I’ve enjoyed all the great art, food, and coffee Chicago has to offer, and look forward to my first summer in the city.


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