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Meet Your Inclusion and Diversity Committee!


Jeanne Lowrey is serving a two-year term on the IDC, first as Vice Chair/Chair-elect (2020-2021) and then as Chair (2021-2022). She is the archivist in the Office of the President at Yale University and is active in the LGBTQ staff affinity group. Previously, she was the archivist at the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Hartford. Jeanne received her MS in library and information science from Simmons University. She holds a BA in American studies, with an archives concentration, from Smith College.




Monika Lehman
is serving a two-year term (2020-2022) as a member of the IDC. She is a processing archivist at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University. Previously, she was a senior assistant librarian at San Jose State University and completed internships at Stanford, Intel, and HP Labs. She holds a BA from the University of California, Irvine, an MA in English literature from San Francisco State University, and an MLIS from San Jose State University.



Rebecca Valentine is serving a one-year term (2020-2021) as a member of the IDC. She is the reference librarian at the Robinson Research Center, the library and archive of the Rhode Island Historical Society. She received an MLIS from the University of Rhode Island and holds a BA in history. She previously worked at the Cumberland Public Library, the Lincoln Public Library, and the Central Falls Public Library.




Danielle Sangalang is serving a one-year term (2020-2021) as a member of the IDC. She has been the archivist and records manager at Massachusetts College of Art and Design since January 2016. She holds master’s degrees in library and information science and history from Simmons University. Danielle served on the New England Archivists Inclusion and Diversity Scholarship Committee, 2018-2019, and currently serves on the Digital Commonwealth Board of Directors (president, 2019-2020), the Digital Public Library of America Advisory Council, the Massachusetts History Alliance Board of Directors, and the Massachusetts History Day Advisory Board.




Stephanie Bredbenner is serving a one-year term (2020-2021) as Chair of the IDC, after two years on the committee, 2018-2020. She is a processing archivist at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University. Stephanie holds an MA in archives and records management from the University of Liverpool and a BA in history and English from Bryn Mawr College.




Gaia Cloutier
is serving a two-year term (2019-2021) as a member of the IDC. She currently works as the project archivist for the Reinier Beeuwkes Family Collection at the New England Historic Genealogical Society. She holds an MLIS and MA in history from Simmons 
University and a BA in religion and in history from Trinity College. She previously worked at the Newton Free Library and completed internships at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and the Simmons University Archives.




Questions? Feedback? Don’t hesitate to contact the IDC at diversity@newenglandarchivists.org.


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