Meet our Staff

Individually, our staff members have a broad range of educational backgrounds and interests. But they share a common goal of preserving historical records for research and education.

Judith A. Garner, Director and Managing Archivist

Judi oversees daily operations at AJHS-NEA and is involved with creating a long-range vision for the Society as a new member of the NEHGS team. She earned an A.B. in History from Wellesley College, with a concentration in American Jewish History and Women in American History; and a M.S. in Library and Information Science, with a concentration in Archival Management, from Simmons College.

Stephanie Call, Archivist and Manager of Digital Collections

Stephanie processes and maintains the AJHS-NEA collections and is responsible for the daily development and management of the Society’s digital archive. She earned a B.A. in English and Jewish Studies from Mount Holyoke College, and a M.S. in Library and Information Science, with a concentration in Archival Management, from Simmons College.

Kelsey Sawyer, Archives Assistant

Kelsey began working for AJHS as a volunteer, processing collections and writing finding aids. In her current position, she processes physical and digital collections and assists with reference requests. Kelsey has a B.A. in History from the University of Massachusetts at Boston.

Leah Ellenbogen, Digital Archives Assistant

As a Digital Archives Assistant, Leah helps process the digital collections. Leah started at AJHS as a volunteer, cataloging the HIAS collection. She is currently a junior at Boston University, majoring in English and minoring in History and Deaf Studies. She hopes to earn a master’s degree in library science with a focus on youth services.

Jessie Xu, Digital Archives Assistant

As a Digital Archives Assistant, Jessie helps process the digital collections. She started as an intern at AJHS, during which she helped catalog the HIAS collection and processed collections. She graduated from Northeastern University with a B.A. in International Affairs/Economics with minors in East Asian Studies and Japanese. Jessie hopes to earn a master’s degree in Public Affairs and Finance.

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