Shelby Lohr, GS, HIS

Professional Development Associate 2020-21
Social Impact Fellow
University Administrative Fellow

I'm a storyteller and media enthusiast pursuing a PhD in American History. Outside of doctoral work, I've studied comedy writing and creative writing. I'm interested in harnessing the narrative tools often reserved for fiction and film to craft compelling public-facing content inspired by research.

As a Professional Development Associate with GradFUTURES, I work in New Media program development. Before this fellowship, I served as an administrative fellow with the Department of Communications at Princeton and held a summer fellowship with the Center for Digital Humanities. I also trained in podcast production through the National Humanities Center's 5-day virtual podcasting residency.

"I look forward to exploring ways media can enhance scholarship and offer potential career paths beyond the academy. It is gratifying to find creative applications for scholarship and professional development, and I believe a New Media hub is integral to that.

My UAFs with the Office of Communications and GradFUTURES both give hope for what is possible after graduation. I gain confidence-enhancing practical skills while exploring the mechanisms involved in university management and benefiting from caring mentors. I would recommend all students take part in a UAF experience at some point in their graduate career."

I have participated in the following GradFUTURES Programs: University Administrative Fellowship, GradFUTURES Learning Cohorts

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