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Allie Fischgrund

June 12, 2019


Hudson, NY


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Corinne Botz

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This interview with Allie Fischgrund was conducted on June 13, 2019 in Hudson, New York. Allie is a twenty-two year old who recently graduated from the University of Rochester with a degree in anthropology. In the interview she discusses her experience in a sorority at college that she left due to social and moral reasons. She describes her experience as a college student trying to find an area of study to focus on, and an important friendship with a woman during college. Allie describes her Childhood in Westchester, NY as one of three children, her early education, playing sports, Girl Scouts and a group for Jewish teens. The struggle to find community and her evolving desire to live a purposeful life is an underlying theme.

This interview may be of interest to those who want to learn more about education in the 21st century; Greek life in college; identity formation; a young adults search for community; social circles; life transition following college graduation;

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Corinne Botz

Corinne Botz is a Brooklyn based photographic artist, writer, filmmaker, and educator who earned her BFA from Maryland Institute, College of Art and her MFA from Milton Avery School of the Arts, Bard College. Her practice engages with issues surrounding narrative, gender, mortality, and the perception of space. Her published books combining photography and writing include The Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death (Monacelli Press, 2004) and Haunted Houses (Monacelli Press, 2010). She is on the faculty of International Center of Photography and John Jay College of Criminal Justice (CUNY).

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