Dr. Maria Zalewska is a nonprofit executive, Holocaust educator, media scholar, and author with a track record of strategically planning, developing, and funding cross-institutional Holocaust educational projects, as well as developing media projects from pre- to post-production. Her academic work has focused on the relationship between new technologies, media studies, and Holocaust memory. Her research develops new directions in Holocaust studies and innovative responses to the challenges facing Holocaust education in the digital age. She currently serves as the Executive Director of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial Foundation. Her great-grandfather was killed in Auschwitz.