Rachel Kahn

Rachel Kahn is a non-matriculated student at Queens College in their MLIS program.

She was born on May 16, 1989 in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Her mother is Sami Kahn, a professor of science education at Ohio University. At the age of three, she was diagnosed with PDD-NOS, which left her with an eidetic memory. She graduated from The Summit School in 2007. A long time interest in film and the arts, she studied film studies at CUNY Hunter College and graduated with a BA in 2011. That same year, she left for San Francisco to enroll in the cinema studies master's program at San Francisco State University. She graduated in 2013. After graduation, she returned to New York City to pursue a career in film archiving and curating. While volunteering with the Tribeca Film Festival and the Film Society of Lincoln Center, she worked at the Guggenheim Museum as a visitor services assistant from November 2013 to April 2016.

In April 2016, Rachel was hired by The Cinema Guild as a Manager of Non-Theatrical Sales. After months of disagreement and stress, it was mutually agreed the place was not the right fit and left in December 2016.

Rachel is currently pursuing a degree in Library Science at Queens College in the hopes of becoming librarian with an expertise in film. She has presented her work at the University of Liverpool, and twice at the annual Society of Cinema and Media Studies conferences at Montreal and Atlanta in 2015 and 2016, respectively.

She has interned at institutions such as:

  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • The Museum of Jewish Heritage
  • The Museum of the Moving Image
  • The San Francisco Silent Film Festival.

She currently lives in Forest Hills, New York.

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