Staff

Librarian/Archivist & Executive Director

Joshua Jasper

Joshua Jasper

Joshua has an MA in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies from Brandeis University and an MS in Library and Information Science from Simmons College SLIS, as well as a BA in History, Anthropology, and Classical Civilizations from Binghamton University (SUNY). He is excited to be working at the RIJHA due to his interests in local history, family tree research, and storytelling. In his spare time, he likes to go hiking, meet neighbors, and read. He is married to a Rhode Island native.

Office Manager

Kate-Lynne Laroche

Kate-Lynne Laroche

Kate-Lynne is a Rhode Island native who has her bachelor’s degree in Renaissance and Reformation History from Rhode Island College, with a minor in Art History and Certification in Public History. Her interests include, but are not limited to: travel, building her personal library, and exploring new places in and around Rhode Island. Kate-Lynne looks forward to using her expertise in organization, customer service, and avid enthusiasm for all things historically related, to be an asset to our organization.