Originally from Naranjito, PR, Verónica Rivera-Negrón is a theatre and dance graduate student at the University of Texas at Austin. She wants to pursue a career as an arts administrator and educator.
Verónica is spending her summer doing a fellowship at the National Museum of American History (NMAH). She is currently working on the project “Commemorating the Centennial of the Jones Act: Research and Programming”, in the Latino Museum Studies Program. The Jones Act was a legal document that declared Puetro Ricans to be citizens of the United States in 1917.
To learn more about Verónica’s research, check out this article in the College of Fine Arts.