Speaker Profiles

Museum Educators

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Museum Educators

Sara Abosch-Jacobson, PhD
Dr. Sara Abosch-Jacobson is the Barbara Rabin Chief Education Officer for the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum. An experienced educator, she has researched, taught and written on Jewish culture and history. She holds a PhD in modern European and Jewish history, an MA in modern British and Jewish history, and an MA in Political Science with a concentration in Civil/Military Relations.  At the Museum, she is responsible for all content-related matters.  She regularly speaks on the Holocaust, topics in Jewish history and culture, and the history covered in the Museum’s core and special exhibitions.

Charlotte Decoster, PhD
Charlotte Decoster, PhD is the Ackerman Family Director of Education for the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum. An experienced educator, she has researched, taught, and written on Holocaust history. She holds a PhD in History from the University of North Texas. She regularly speaks on the Holocaust, children and child rescue during the Holocaust, and in Nazi Germany. She has travelled throughout the U.S. to give talks on Anne Frank and child rescue during the Holocaust.

Laura Miranda, Museum Educator
Laura Miranda is a Museum Educator for the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum. She earned her Bachelor’s in Psychology from the University of Texas at Arlington with a minor in Mexican American Studies. She has worked with schools in the DFW area for several years, including Dallas Independent School District where she taught Reading/Language Arts and Social Studies. At the Museum, Miranda develops curriculum and lesson planning for grades K-5, leads classroom programs for student visitors, and facilitates professional development sessions for elementary teachers and administrators.

Maria Guadalupe Castañeda, PhD
Maria Guadalupe Castañeda, PhD is a Museum Educator for the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum. An experienced educator and specialist in continuing higher education, she has presented at symposia in Mexico, Cuba and the United States on the importance of compassion in the classroom and inclusive tools for educators to improve student learning experiences. Castañeda is also a published author. She recently wrote and illustrated her first young readers book, Mensch, in which she tells the remarkable stories of five Holocaust rescuers.

Felicia Williamson, Museum Archivist / Special Collections
Felicia J. Williamson, MLIS, CA, is Director of the Helen and Frank Risch Family Library & Archives at the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum.  She holds an MLIS with an archives focus from LSU and a BA in history, German, and European Studies from the University of Arkansas.  Williamson is a certified archivist, a member of the Society of Southwest Archivists, and of the Society of American Archivists.  At the Museum, she is working to expand, strengthen, and increase access to the important collection of rare books, artifacts, and oral history testimonies.

Robynn Amaba, Assistant Archivist
Robynn Amaba is the Assistant Archivist of the Helen and Frank Risch Family Library & Archives at the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum. She holds an MA in Museum Science and a minor in Heritage Management from Texas Tech University. Amaba is responsible for the processing of complex archival collections and general care of the collections. She specializes in artifact handling and preservation with a focus on 3D artifacts and textiles.

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