Helen Shandraw is tasked with all things communications at SGAA HQ, giving her a unique insight into every facet of our community and the projects here at the office. Her responsibilities include website management, social media content, researching, writing and editing for the SGQ, print content design, and anything else that helps spread the word about the SGAA's mission and our many growing resources.
Helen is an experienced researcher with a strong background in graphic design. She earned her bachelor’s degree from The College at Brockport, the State University of New York with a double major in anthropology and graphic design and a minor in museum studies. Her previous experience includes assisting the curator in documentation rights and photographs for research at the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, serving as a research assistant for the State University of New York Research Foundation, specifically in work to listen to, study, and manage the care of first-hand accounts, interviews, and transcripts from local refugees, retail management, and researching, writing, digital editing, filming and photographing historical locations, for educational videos and the podcast at the Buffalo History Museum.
Her passions covering a range of interests from History to Typography and skills across a variety of digital tools, make Helen an invaluable part of our SGAA team.