Thera Naiman joined the National Fellowships Program as Program Coordinator in June 2020. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of History at Johns Hopkins. Her dissertation research explores zoo exhibits in Paris that featured both animals and living humans during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. At Hopkins, Thera has served as an instructor and teaching assistant for courses in the History department, and she has also worked as a graduate tutor in the Writing Center. Thera spent the 2019-2020 academic year as a Fulbright scholar in France, where she conducted archival research and played in one of France’s first co-ed soccer leagues. Prior to entering graduate school, she worked as a paralegal at a civil rights law firm in Washington, D.C. Thera holds an M.A. in History from Johns Hopkins and a B.A. in History from Swarthmore College.