Brooklyn Waterfront Educator and Research Associate
Stefan Dreisbach-Williams is a native of Staten Island who researches and writes about New York Harbor, its estuary, and its maritime network. He recently joined our team to lead our tours of the Brooklyn waterfront and to support our archival and research efforts. He is the Seamen’s Church Institute’s Associate Archivist, Museum Associate at the Waterfront Museum in Red Hook, Brooklyn, member of the volunteer crew restoring New York Harbor’s Robbins Reef lighthouse, and is training to paddle sale the Erie Canal for its bicentennial.
Food Tour Educator
A native New Yorker, Amanda has always had a deep seated love for the culture, people and history of New York City, and is delighted to bring her passion for history, immigrant cultures, and storytelling to visitors through Turnstile’s food-themed tours. When Amanda isn’t leading tours for us, she is the host of How to Be American, The Tenement Museum’s podcast that explores multiculturalism and American identity through people’s stories. Amanda formerly managed the Group Services Department at the Tenement Museum and led tours there as a museum educator. She has also gained experience in the art world and in tourism. She previously worked at The Museum of Modern Art and moved to Miami, Florida for a short while, where she worked for an eco-tourism company and was able to combine her fondness for the outdoors with educating groups about local history and ecology. Amanda has a Bachelor’s degree in Humanities from the University of New Hampshire. When not sharing her love of New York City with visitors from around the world, Amanda enjoys making pottery, traveling and relaxing at home with her husband, son, dog and cat.
Tours: Food Cart Tours • Wafels and Dinges Factory Tours