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James E Webb Internship Past Recipients

JAMES E. WEBB INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

for
MINORITY UNDERGRADUATE JUNIORS, SENIORS AND GRADUATE STUDENTS
in BUSINESS and PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
 

AWARDS LIST 1998-2009

This program was established in honor of the late James. E. Webb, Regent Emeritus and former Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), to promote excellence in the management of not-for-profit organizations. These opportunities are intended to increase participation of minority groups who are underrepresented in the management of scientific and cultural organizations. Interns are placed in offices, museums, and research institutes throughout the Smithsonian Institution.

The following is a list of the applicants who were appointed as a result of the 1998-2007 Office of Research Training and Services’ James E. Webb Internship Program for Minority Undergraduate Junior, Seniors and Graduate Students in Business and Public Administration. This list includes the names of the institutions in which they were currently enrolled at the time of application, the title of the internship project to be undertaken at the Smithsonian, the name of their supervisor, the Smithsonian unit at which the internship was conducted.

This list is intended to demonstrate the kinds and variety of projects that receive support through the Office of Research Training and Services James E. Webb Internship Program for Minority Undergraduate Seniors and Graduate Students in Business and Public Administration.

2009

Kwon, Teresa Song, Graduate Student at University of Missouri Kansas City. Assist with strategic planning and Library of Congress project, under the supervision of Zahava Doering at the Office of Policy and Analysis.

Luna, Damian Joseph, Graduate Student at University of Georgia. Web Podcasts, under the supervision of Carmen Iannacone at the Office of the Chief Information Officer.

Magyar, Mindy, Graduate Student at University of Pennsylvania. Maximize the Impact of NMAI’s Native Contemporary Arts Exhibitions, under the supervision of Justin Estoque and Tim Johnson at the National Museum of the American Indian.

Wanzer, Dorian, Senior at Elon University. Grant Administration Assistant, under the supervision of Karen Otiji at the Office of Sponsored Projects.

Yan, Cheryl, Junior at University of Maryland. Budget Boot Camp, under the supervision of Sallie Morse at the Office of Planning, Management and Budget.

2008

Adams, Justin A., Junior at University of Pennsylvania. Assist with export control policy development, OSP’s website and develope an online budget workshop and financial management curriculum, under the supervision of Karen L. Otiji at the Office of Sponsored Projects.

Ash, Brandes S.G., Graduate Student at George Mason University. Assiting with the Design and Content for the Office’s Websites, under the supervision of Rachelle V. Browne at the Office of General Counsel.

Jang, Joselyn, Junior at University of Maryland, College Park. Assisting with Royalties and Licensing for Folkways Recordings, under the supervision of Margot Nassau at the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.

Johnson, Deltrick H., Senior at Fisk University. Exhibitor Survey, under the supervision of Michelle Torres-Carmona at the Smithsonian Travelling Exhibit Service.

Lloyd, Courtnye R., Senior at Duke University. Assist with development of procedures for human subject research; review and update the OSP handbook; develop plicy/procedures on Pricipal Investigators, under the supervision of Karen L. Otiji at the Office of Sponsored Projects.

Smith, Issa E., Graduate Student at Fisk University. Analysis of Efficiency, Redundancy and Costs, under the supervision of José Ortiz at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.

2007

Ash, Brandes S.G., Graduate Student at George Mason University. “Planning, Development, and Execution of OSP’s Annual Strategic Planning Meeting,” under the supervision of Karen Otiji at the Office of Sponsored Projects.

Burreson, Colin S., Senior at University of Wisconson, Madison. “Migration of Repatriation Case Data Into the Collections Information System,” under the supervision of Erin Weinman at the National Museum of the American Indian.

Cabello, Roberto A., Graduate Student at University of Texas, El Paso. “Research of the Patriot Act & Export Controls as Related to Overseas Subcontracts,” under the supervision of Karen Otiji at the Office of Sponsored Projects.

Grooms, Jamila N., Senior at University of the District of Columbia. “Financial Management of Grants and Contracts,” under the supervision of Teresa Neese at the Office of Sponsored Projects.

James, Cedric L., Junior at Texas State University. “Development of a New Employee Manual,” under the supervision of Jose Ortiz at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.

Rahming, Jamar O., Graduate Student at University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. “”East of the River” Exhibition Digitization Project,” under the supervision of Jennifer Savage-Morris at the Anacostia Community Musuem.

Stevens, Mark D., Senior at Washington College. “Budget Boot Camp,” under the supervision of Sallie Morse at the Office of Planning, Management, and Budget.

Wu, Eugenia R., Senior at University of California, Riverside. “Determining and Improving Redundancy at the Hirshhorn,” under the supervision of Richard Reichley at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.

2006

Augustin, Danelle , Graduate Student at Louisiana State University. “Cash Receipts Research and Review in the Office of the Comptroller,” under the supervision of Angela R. Freeman at the Office of the Comptroller.

Awai, Janine M., Graduate at University of South Florida. “Archiving the African-Immigrant Folklife Study Project Collection,” under the supervision of Stephanie Smith at the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.

Everett, Akilah M., Senior at Western Michigan University. “Planning and Developing Educational Special Events for Specialized Audiences,” under the supervision of Jenelle Cooper-Tolson at the Anacostia Museum.

Fang, Changxin , Graduate Student at University of Utah. “Editing the Art Forum museum book,” under the supervision of Theresa Slowik at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

Jacobson, Joanne K., Graduate Student at University of Wisconsin. “Inventory and Archiving of Royalty/Licensing Files,” under the supervision of Betty Derbyshire at the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.

Li, Xue Yun , Senior at State University of New York, Geneseo. “Symposium Preparation for “American Art in a Global Context”,” under the supervision of Amelia A. Goerlitz at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

Morgenstern, Ana P., Graduate Student at University of Miami. “Gift Registration Procedures and Practices Analysis,” under the supervision of Kimmarie Doherty at the Office of Development.

Rodriguez, Rachel A., Sophomore at Duke University. “”New Media” Program and Assisting With a Survey to the “Legendary Coins and Currency” Website,” under the supervision of Dana Allen-Greil at the National Museum of American History.

Ryan, Dominique A., Sophomore at University of Maryland. “Capital Portraits: A Loan Exhibition of Paintings From Washington Area Collections,” under the supervision of Ellen G. Miles at the National Portrait Gallery.

Shukla, Pooja , Graduate Student at George Mason University. “Fellowship Outreach and Recruitment,” under the supervision of Pamela Hudson at the Office of Research Training and Services.

Simmons, William Davis, Senior at University of Colorado, Denver. “Visitor Amenities Enhancement for Hirshorn Museum 2006,” under the supervision of Jose Ortiz at the Hirshorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.

Spears, Melanie J., Graduate Student at Studio Art Centers International. “Assisting with Gallery Talks, Interns, and Administrative Duties,” under the supervision of Teresia Bush at the Hirshorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.

White, Jamila , Senior at Hampton University. “NMAH Financial Management Handbook and Personnel Analysis and Processing Handbook,” under the supervision of Maggie Limehouse and Beth Kline at the National Museum of American History/National Postal Museum.

Yaghoubian, Anahit K., Graduate Student at American University. “Compliance Policy and Procedure Formation,” under the supervision of Karen Otiji and Jonathan Rohner at the Office of Sponsored Projects.

Yak, Gabriel B., Senior at Penn State University. “Identifying and Documenting Duplicate Payments,” under the supervision of Angela R. Freeman at the Office of the Comptroller.

2005

Diggs, Jonathan W., Senior at Hampton University. OFEO Purchasing Projects and Working with Vendors for the Folklife Festival Project, under the supervision of Elena de Leon at the Office of Contracting.

Feast, Lakeisha T., Senior at California State University, San Bernadino. Working with Financial Analyses, under the supervision of Teresa Neese at the Office of Sponsored Projects.

Hollis, Sylvea , Graduate Student at State University of New York, Oneonta. Photo history Research and Editing for Book ‘Finding Our Story in the History of the Nation’, under the supervision of Fath Ruffins at the National Museum of American History.

Leikach, Danielle C., Senior at University of Maryland. Assessing the Impact of Fire Retardant Plastics on Museum Collections, under the supervision of Andrew Wilson at the Office of Safety and Environmental Management.

Rodriguez, Ana Teresa, Graduate Student at University of Puerto Rico. Supervisors’ Handbook for Personnel, under the supervision of Maggie Limehouse at the National Museum of American History.

Shaw, Miska Lerose, Graduate Student at University of Memphis. Assist with a Variety of Budget Project for Both Federal and Trust Budgets, under the supervision of Sallie Morse at the Office of Planning, Management and Budget.

Tsang, Annie G., Senior at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Writing and Researching for a Bi-annual Report, under the supervision of Valeska Hilbig at the National Museum of American History.

Yaskoir, Jason A., Graduate Student at George Mason University. Development and Program Management: During and After, under the supervision of Pamela E. Hudson at the Office of Fellowships.

2004

Gonzalez, Karla V., Senior at Arizona State University. Assisting with the development of marketing materials and business cases, under the supervision of Michael Edson at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

Gonzalez, Mariel, Senior at The College of William and Mary. Assisting with the permanent collection database, under the supervision of Mary Ellen Guerra at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

Hauseur, Krystal R., Graduate Student at San Francisco State University. Studying the assessment of priorities for holdings of the Asian Pacific American Program, under the supervision of Franklin Odo at the Asian Pacific American Program.

Jones, Ebony E., Graduate Student at Rollins College. Working with financial management of grants and contracts, under the supervision of Karen Otiji and Teresa Neese at the Office of Sponsored Projects.

Rai, Yashmin, Graduate Student at Webster University. Assisting with the coordination of the Institution’s federal and trust budgets, under the supervision of Sallie Morse at the Office of Planning, Management and Budget.

Rohner, Jonathan L., Senior at University of Texas, Austin. Analysis of information processes for management of proposal development, under the supervision of Violet Bruce at the Office of Sponsored Projects.

Wang, Vivian F., Senior at Stanford University. Analyzing the current record keeping system for donors and prospects, under the supervision of Kimmarie Doherty at the Office of External Affairs.

Watson, Shaundina O., Senior at New Mexico Highlands University. Working with two research teams on a recently opened exhibit and the workability of a new building, under the supervision of Cynthia Kaufmann at the Office of Policy and Analysis.

2003

Chang, Mei-Yu J., Senior at Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. “Developing and maintaining a documentary history of FY 2004 and FY 2005 federal and trust budgets,” under the supervision of Anthony McCann at the Under Secretary for American Museums and National Programs.

Davila, Susan G., Senior at Sitting Bull College. “Working with special events planners, participating in meetings to discuss opening activities for NMAI Pow Wow, and compiling materials about participants,” under the supervision of Maria Canellis at the National Museum of the American Indian.

Gonzalez, Karla, Senior at Arizona State University. “Assisting with updating People Soft and Small Business vendor maintenance databases,” under the supervision of Rudy Watley at the Office of Equal Employment and Minority Affairs.

Lowe, Yashica C., Senior at Marquette University. “Processing personnel actions, records and programs,” under the supervision of Maggie Limehouse at the National Museum of American History.

Noriega, Carla A., Senior at University of Akron. “Assisting with the Smithsonian Revenue Sharing Agreement Master Plan,” under the supervision of Kathleen Johnson at the Office of Planning, Management and Budget.

Ramos, Anna Cecilia E., Senior at Arizona State University. “Gathering information from science units,” under the supervision of Mary Langlais and Joan Zavala at the Office of the Under Secretary for Science.

Smith, Sonny, Graduate Student at Virginia Tech. “Modernization of NASM’s and MSC’s electronic security systems, designing the Hirshhorn’s security systems and administration for multiple facilities,” under the supervision of Douglas Hall at the Office of Protection Services.

Vyas, Mayur N., Senior at Oklahoma St. University. “Organizing reports and documentation for the business and finance structure of Smithsonian Folkways,” under the supervision of Betty Derbyshire at the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.

Walker, Marini M., Senior at Temple University. “Assisting in the development and redesign of marketing materials,” under the supervision of Gayle Union at the National Air and Space Museum.

2002

Cannella, Christina, Graduate Student at Georgetown University. “Researching model practices in program management.,” under the supervision of John Cobert at the Office of Contracting.

Doniak, Adriana, Graduate Student at Georgetown University. “Preparing the Institution’s FY 2003 monthly budgets,” under the supervision of Sallie Morse at the Office of Planning, Management and Budget.

Girgis, Mina N., Senior at Florida State University. “Assisting with Promotion of Folklife Festival, Gathering of Materials for the Website, and Serving as a Liaison with Arabic Speaking Participants,” under the supervision of Richard Kennedy at the Center for Folklife and Cultural History.

Guo, Mei T., Senior at Binghamton University. “Redesigning a Brochure and other Marketing Materials, and Documenting Existing Procedures and Developing Additional Procedures Related to Membership Services,” under the supervision of Deborah Trumble at the Office of Development.

Leaks, Catinna A.J., Graduate Student at Prairie View A&M University. “Assisting in the Administrative and Financial Division in Meeting Development and Planning, Spreadsheet Analysis, and Financial Reconciliation,” under the supervision of Karen Otiji and Teresa Neese at the Office of Sponsored Projects.

Lee, Merry Noelle, Graduate Student at Ohio University. “Developing an Outline/Guide for Analyzing Ethnographic Interviews, Conducting Ethnographic Interviews with Visitors and Reviewing Literature,” under the supervision of Zahava Doering at the Office of Policy and Analysis.

Liu, Hans Y., Graduate Student at Georgetown University. “Financial reporting to museum boards,” under the supervision of Sallie Morse at the Office of Planning, Management and Budget.

Smith, Sonny, Graduate Student at Virginia Tech. “Assisting in Planning of the Reconfiguration and Reformulation of the Methods and Administrative Procedures used to “Curate” Museum Buildings,” under the supervision of Daniel Davies at the Office of Facilities Management.

Tamizifar, Houri, Senior at University of Maryland, College Park. “Developing and Implementing Consumer Research Products,” under the supervision of Michael Altman and Gary Mercer at the Smithsonian Business Ventures.

Yen, Jason, Senior at Seattle University. “Analysis, Consolidation, and Improvement of Financial Reports,” under the supervision of Betty Derbyshire at the Center for Folklife and Cultural History.

2001

Huh, Lauren H., Senior at University of Kentucky. “Updating Financial Records, Overseeing Contractors, Research for the Facilities Benchmark Study,” under the supervision of Daniel Davies at the Smithsonian American Art Museum/Office of Facilities Mngmt.

Kong, Bing, Graduate Student at University of Maryland. “Responsible for Reviewing Budget Call Process, Researching Potential Outsourcing Opportunities and Survey of Reimbursable Rates,” under the supervision of Kathleen R. Johnson at the Office of Planning, Management and Budget.

Smirnova, Irina, Graduate Student at University of Maryland. “Responsible for Reviewing Budget Call Process, Researching Potential Outsourcing Opportunities and Survey of Reimbursable Rates,” under the supervision of Kathleen R. Johnson at the Office of Planning, Management and Budget.

2000

Brown, Nicholas L., Senior at University of South Carolina. “Helping to Create Linkable Spread Sheets, Templates, and/or Pivot Tables for the National Museum of Air and Space Administration Office,” under the supervision of Deborah Swinson and Phouy Sengsourinh at the National Air and Space Museum.

Jang, Jehak, Graduate Student at Georgetown University. “Assisting with Various Aspects Related to the Budget for the Office of Planning, Management and Budget Including Analysis of the FY2002 Budget, Preparation of Spread Sheets, and Collecting and Presenting Financial Information,” under the supervision of Kathleen Johnson at the Office of Planning, Management and Budget.

Kinnard, Jr, Milton L., Senior at Western New Mexico University. “Conducting Extensive Observations including “Secret Shoppers” at All of the Smithsonian Institution’s Gift Store Locations and Analyzing the Results,” under the supervision of Paul Flickinger at the Smithsonian Business Ventures.

Moulton, Ahmed Enrique, Senior at Lynn University. “Conducting Extensive Observations including “Secret Shoppers” at All of the Smithsonian Institution’s Gift Store Locations and Analyzing the Results,” under the supervision of Paul Flickinger at the Smithsonian Business Ventures.

Song, Ann H., Senior at Utah State University. “Assisting with the Creation of a Central Repository of Commonly Used Contracts, Trademark and Copyright Licenses, and Other Legal Agreements,” under the supervision of Farleigh Earhart at the Office of General Counsel.

1999

Marshall, Tonia L., Graduate Student at University of the Pacific. “Researching/Preparing a financial history of the Public Programs at the George Gustav Heye Center,” under the supervision of John Hayworth at the National Museum of the American Indian.

Vaughan, Lynzell M., Graduate Student at Trinity College. “Analysis of career development paths at the National Museum of American History,” under the supervision of Maggie Limehouse at the National Museum of American History.

Walker, Calvin J., Graduate Student at United States International University. “Developing a strategic and operational plan for the bookstore at STRI,” under the supervision of Carlos Urbina at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute.

1998

Bonsi, Idana A., Graduate Student at University of Maryland. “Assisting in the redesign of the OPMB FY2000 budget book, development of training materials, and review of Smithsonian financial directives,” under the supervision of Austin Matthews at the Office of Planning, Management and Budget.

Dematera, Gretchen O., Senior at Carnegie Mellon University. “Researching capital campaign prospects for the National Museum of American Art,” under the supervision of Katie Ziglar at the National Museum of American Art.

Higgs, Clyde A., Graduate Student at East Carolina University. “Editing and updating of the Principal Investor’s Guide, compiling survey results, developing financial reports, and research funding information,” under the supervision of Kathleen Hindle at the Office of Sponsored Projects.

Rivera, Juan A., Graduate Student at Fashion Institute of Technology. “Researching corporate sponsors for Latino initiatives at the National Museum of American Art,” under the supervision of Katie Ziglar at the National Museum of American Art.

Vantree, Shawn D., Graduate Student at American University. “Analyzing data, reviewing resources and standards of service at the National Museum of American History,” under the supervision of Dennis Dickinson at the National Museum of American History.

Walker, Calvin J., Graduate Student at United States International University. “Conducting surveys related to the development of STRI’s college level courses in tropical ecology and marine biology,” under the supervision of Georgina de Alba at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute.