“Are you sure we don’t have any secret passageways?” I asked my parents for the hundredth time. When I was young, I spent whole afternoons scouring my house for hidden doorways or hollow walls shielding undiscovered passageways. Wouldn’t it be so cool, I thought, to find a secret space that only I knew about? Wouldn’t it be cool to find an artifact, a journal from a girl my age who lived a hundred years before I was even born? I wanted desperately to discover secrets long forgotten. But I never found a journal like this. Instead, I started writing my own so that one day I could hide it somewhere and a little girl a hundred years later would find it and feel special. I’ve kept a journal ever since.
I like to think this innate curiosity and desire to archive events has continued to serve me as part of the publishing team here at EdLab. Constantly searching for new research, products, and companies to write about is like searching for undiscovered passages. Writing each article is like preserving a bit of knowledge for people present and future to find. (Okay, yes, I know full well that I am romantic/sappy/corny/cheesy/message me if you can tell me the differences between these words!)
In addition to being a member of the publishing team, I am a doctoral student in the Philosophy and Education program at Teachers College. I've lived in five cities in the past four years (including my hometown in West Virginia and a volcano-surrounded city in France), but NYC is by far my favorite place I've ever lived. Probably because there are endless things to discover.