Since 1919, The New School has been home to scholars, creators, and activists who challenge convention and boldly make their mark on the world.
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On October 1–6, 2019, join us as we reflect on a century of world-changing ideas and together imagine a new kind of future.

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Marissa Vassari

Rockefeller Archive Center Archivist and Educator
Marissa Vassari is the archivist andeducator in the Research and Education division of the Rockefeller Archive Center (RAC). She has presented her K-12 education work at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference, was invited to conduct the RAC World War II Refugee Scholars Workshop at The New School for Social Research and Parsons Paris’ International Symposium In Exile: Intellectuals, Artists, and Universities, and has published an article about developing policies and procedures for temporary exhibits in archives in Collections: A Journal for Museum and Archives Professionals. In 2016, Marissa founded the Archival Educators Roundtable, which facilitates communication among professionals who use primary sources in public outreach and teaching. Prior to joining the RAC, she taught elementary education in Manhattan, New York, and was a gallery educator at The Fowler Museum. Marissa earned a BA in Psychology and Special Education from Marist College, an MA in Childhood Education from New York University, and an MLIS degree with an Archival Studies specialization from the University of California, Los Angeles.