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List of Past Minority Award Recipients

The following is a list of interns and visiting students (fellows) who have been received funding for their appointments through the Minority Awards competition. This list is intended to demonstrate the kinds and variety of projects that have received support through this program in the past.

Fall 2009

Alfaro, Mary M., Senior at University of California Los Angeles. Nuestra Música: Music in Latino Culture, under the supervision of Daniel Sheehy at the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.

Villasenor, Amelia, Graduate Student at Arizona State University. Taphonomy and Paleoecology of Plio_Pleistocene East African Bovidae, under the supervision of Kay Behrensmeyer at the National Museum of Natural History.

Summer 2009

Aldaba, Adrian, Freshman at Harvard College. New Initiatives, under the supervision of Emily Key at the Smithsonian Latino Center.

Benintende, Emma M., Sophmore at Harvard University. The History of Disability in the United States, under the supervision of Katherine Ott at the National Museum of American History.

Chong, Steven, Graduate Student at San Jose State University. Floristic Changes in the Flora of the San Jacinto/Santa Rosa Mountains, under the supervision of Rusty Russell at the National Museum of Natural History.

Chuleewah, Toneh, Senior at Institute of American Indian Arts. Bicycle History – 19th century scrapbook of photographs, under the supervision of Roger White at the National Museum of American History.

Dodd, Martina A., Sophomore at Johns Hopkins University. Collection data and object/exhibition research, under the supervision of Bryna Freyer at the National Museum of African Art.

Fennell, Herman Wesley, Graduate Student at Howard University. Cryopreservation of Ovanian Tissue in the Domestic Cat, under the supervision of Pierre Comizzoli at the National Zoological Park.

Garzon, Maria M., Junior at Rowan University. The Weak Equivalend Principle, Cornerstone of General Relativity, under the supervision of Robert D. Reasenberg at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory.

Henry, Dominic Jonathan, Graduate Student at University of Oklahoma. Collections Management, under the supervision of Linda Greatorex at the National Museum of the American Indian.

Jackson, Miles Winston, Junior at University of Michigan. Assist in research and planning of programs which will take place in FY2010, under the supervision of Christopher Wilson at the National Museum of American History.

Macon, Anna-Lisa F., Freshman at Brandeis University. Collection data and object/exhibition research, under the supervision of Karen Milbourne at the National Museum of African Art.

Martinez, Mary Frances, Junior at California State University of San Bernadino. Assist preparation of SJMO’s June performance., under the supervision of Kennith Kimery at the National Museum of American History.

McLean, Elizabeth L., Graduate Student at University at Buffalo. Associations and Overgrowth of Octocorals by Sponges, under the supervision of Klaus Ruetzler and Stephen Cairns at the National Museum of Natural History.

Navarrete, Jeanine, Junior at Wellesley College. Research on American Jazz, under the supervision of John Edward Hasse at the National Museum of American History.

Phillips, Anthony Andrew, Junior at Bates College. Community Mapping Project: Houses of Worship in SE Washington, under the supervision of Anthony Gualtieri at the Anacostia Community Musuem.

Quevedo, Cameron Gates, Junior at Claremont McKenna College. Las Americas: Un Mundo Musical / The Americas: A World of Music, under the supervision of Olivia Cadaval at the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.

Stanback, Sade A., Sopomore at University of Maryland Baltimore County. Community Mapping Project: Houses of Worship in SE Wachington, under the supervision of Anthony Gualtieri at the Anacostia Community Musuem.

Sundaram, Allison Tara, Graduate Student at University of Leeds. Analyze and develop social media strategies for increased public engagement, under the supervision of Dana Allen-Greil at the National Museum of American History.

Thompson, Tamara Apryl, Graduate Student at New York University. The Will to Adorn: African Americans Identities and Aesthetics of Dress, under the supervision of Diana N’Diaye at the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.

Walter, Aubrey Eiko, Senior at The School of Art Institute of Chicago. Marilyn Houlberg slide collection, under the supervision of Amy Staples at the National Museum of African Art.

Spring 2009

Fancher, Heidi Elizabeth, Graduate Student at Maryland Institute College of Art. The Eliot Elisofon Slide Digitization Project, under the supervision of Amy J. Staples at the National Museum of African Art.

Lynn, Tara H., Senior at University of Maryland, College Park. Jellyfishes: From Species Discovery to Eveolutionary Hypothesis, under the supervision of Allen G. Collins at the National Museum of Natural History.

Redfield, Jynene, Senior at University of Hawaii. Curatorial Assistant in the department of Home and Community Life at the National Museum of American History, under the supervision of Fath Davis Ruffins at the National Museum of American History.

Tun, Saw Sandi, Graduate Student at University of London. Research and Database Management for Photographic and Bibliographic Collections, under the supervision of Troy Johnson and Paul Michael Taylor at the National Museum of Natural History.

Fall 2008

Ahmed, Sanaa, Senior at Hunter College. Comparative anatomy of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd cuneiforms in the human and great ape foot, under the supervision of Matt W. Tocheri at the National Museum of Natural History.

Summer 2008

Allen, Kawan J., Graduate Student at University of North Carolina, Wilmington. Assisting with a variety of research, collections surveys, and exhibition developments projects in preparation for the re-opening of the museum, under the supervision of Fath Davis Ruffins at the National Museum of American History.

Andrei, Amanda L., Sophmore at College of William and Mary. “Singgalot: Ties That Bind: One Hundred Years of Filipino Presence in America”, under the supervision of Franklin S. Odo at the Asian Pacific American Program.

Blue, Leah K., Graduate Student at Howard University. Assisting with the Reference Staff at the Archives Center, NMAH, under the supervision of Deborra A. Richardson at the National Museum of American History.

Diaz, Eleana M., Junior at University of Texas, Austin. Música del Pueblo, under the supervision of Olivia Cadaval and Daniel Sheehy at the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.

Gilbert, Nicole E., Graduate Student at Clemson University. Forest monitoring in temperate climates, under the supervision of Alfonso Alonso at the National Zoological Park.

Glass, Sarah E., Senior at Harvard University. ‘Infinity of Nations’ Supplementary Objects Research, under the supervision of Cécile R. Ganteaume at the National Museum of the American Indian.

Goldchain, Cristina A., Fresh at University of North Carolina, Wilmington. Forams and Paleoceanography, under the supervision of Brian Huber at the National Museum of Natural History.

Gonzalez-Gonzalez, Maria del Mar, Graduate Student at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Exhibition of the posters of DIVEDCO (Division of Community Education) from Puerto Rico,under the supervision of Marvette Pérez at the National Museum of American History.

Kwan, Deborah, Senior at Coe College. Assisting with the identification of issues of collecting within Asian American communities and help articulate an intellecutal framework for collecting,under the supervision of William H Yeingst at the Natural Museum of American History.

May, Brittany S., Sophmore at North Carolina State Univeristy. Assisting with implementation of a local community-mapping project on the religious institutions in southeast Washington DC,under the supervision of Portia James at the Anacostia Community Museum.

McGregor, Yvonne P., Graduate Student at Tufts University. Assisting with the planning and implementation of education and public programming including two Smithsonsian Art Nights, under the supervision of Nicole Shivers at the National Museum of African Art.

Metze III, Charles, Sophmore at Howard University. Working with the Smithsonian African American Association Web and Graphics Production, under the supervision of Omar Wynn at the National Museum of American History.

Molina, Irma, Junior at University of Texas, Austin. Chemical Analyses of Human Bone, under the supervision of Jeff Speakman at the Mueum Conservation Institute.

Orozco, Francisco, Graduate Student at University of Washington. Nuestra Música: Music in Latino Culture, under the supervision of Daniel E. Sheehy at the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.

Pelayo, Monica R., Senior at Brown University. Bracero Oral History Project, under the supervision of Steve Velasquez at the National Museum of American History.

Rosas, Abigail, Graduate Student at University of Southern California. Families on the Move: Community Formation, Identity, Citizenship, and Opportunity in South Central Los Angeles, 1945-2007, under the supervision of Steve Velasquez at the National Museum of American History.

Ruiz, Stevie R., Graduate Student at University of California, San Diego. Race, Space, and Productions of Fear along the US-Mexican Frontier, under the supervision of Fath Davis Ruffins at the National Museum of American History.

Salgado, Emma Y., Fresh at University of Miami. The Weak Equivalence Principle, Cornerstone of General Relativity, under the supervision of Robert Reasenberg at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory.

Smith ll, William S., Senior at Oakwood University. NASA Family Activites at the 2008 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, under the supervision of Jim Deutsch at the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.

Thomas, Allison L., Sophmore at University of Notre Dame. The Ian Brinkworth Collection, under the supervision of Amy Staples at the National Museum of African Art.

Trotz, Trudy F., Graduate Student at Howard University. Working with the Smithsonian African American Association Web and Graphics Production, under the supervision of Omar Wynn at the National Museum of American History.

Villarreal, David, Graduate Student at Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi. Bracero History Project and Mexican Revolution, under the supervision of Magdalena Mieri at the National Museum of American History.

Spring 2008

Miller, Erika M., Senior at California State University, Dominguez Hills. ACM Ethnographic and Documentary Research Project, under the supervision of Anthony Angelo Gaultieri at the Anacostia Community Museum.

Fall 2007

Zarate, Christina M., Senior at University of Texas, Austin. Creating a Teaching Collection, under the supervision of Magdalena Mieri at the National Museum of American History.

Summer 2007

Braly-James, Alexis M., Junior at Portland State University. African American Program Development for Museum Reopening, under the supervision of Fath Davis Ruffins at the National Museum of American History.

Ceballos, Danielle A., Junior at University of Colorado, Boulder. Collections Management in the Division of Home and Community Life, under the supervision of Steve Velasquez at the National Museum of American History.

Favela, Jacob Isreal, Graduate Student at University of Arizona. Study of Pigments on Ancient Iranian Ceramics Using Scientific Methods, under the supervision of Blythe McCarthy at the Freer Gallery of Art/Arthur M. Sackler Gallery.

Gonzalez, Vanessa L., Graduate Student at California State University. Phylogenetic Reconstruction of the Ostracod Family Cypridinidae, and the Evolution of Bioluminescence, under the supervision of Harilaos Lessios at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute.

Guillen-Marty, Lalisse, Junior at University of Puerto Rico. DNA Barcoding & IT and Data Management, under the supervision of Lee Weigt and Amy Driskell at the National Museum of Natural History.

Hau, Jennifer T., Senior at Washington and Lee University. Anoxic Experimental Treatment Research, under the supervision of Mary Ballard at the Museum Conservation Institute.

Heilman, Amy M., Sophomore at University of Virginia. Foraging Ecology of Bottlenose Dolphins and Collection Management of a Large Zoological Research Collection, under the supervision of Charles Potter and Kristi West, Olav Oftedal at the National Museum of Natural History.

Hernandez, Alexandro D., Graduate Student at University of California, Los Angeles. Nuestra Musica: Music in Latino Culture, under the supervision of Daniel Sheehy at the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.

Hunt-Walker, Nicholas M., Junior at City University of New York. “Explore the Universe” Museum Outreach, under the supervision of David DeVorkin at the National Air and Space Museum.

Iizuka, Fumie, Graduate Student at University of Arizona. How and Why Did People Begin to Make Pottery? A Functional and Social Study of the Monagrilo Ceramic Tradition from Central Panama (4800-3200 BP), under the supervision of Richard Cooke at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute.

Johnson Stoever, Samuel, Sophomore at Lehigh University. Precision Motion System Project, under the supervision of Robert Reasenberg at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory.

Kendrick, Ebony L., Graduate Student at Ohio State University. Photographic Research and Exhibition Techniques for “Forget Me Not: African American Women in the Landscape”, under the supervision of Laurie Trippett at the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service.

Khan, Samia, Sophomore at Emory University. The Cataloging and Scanning of Aviation Artwork, under the supervision of Dik Daso at the National Air and Space Museum.

Kim, Allen K., Junior at Tulane University. Virtual Exhibition of the CIGNA Firefighting Collection, under the supervision of William Yeingst at the National Museum of American History.

Martinez, Jaclyn E., Junior at Brown University. Bracero Oral History Project, under the supervision of Bonnie Lilienfeld at the National Museum of American History.

Merrill, Luisa F., Sophomore at Universidad Iberoamericana. Bracero Oral History Project, under the supervision of Steve Velasquez at the National Museum of American History.

Ng, Samuel G., Sophomore at Yale University. Virtual Exhibition of the CIGNA Firefighting Collection, under the supervision of William Yeingst at the National Museum of American History.

Oda, Barron T., Senior at University of Hawaii. Assisting with NMAH Summer Internship Program, under the supervision of Suzanne McLaughlin at the National Museum of American History.

Rodriguez, Daniel J., Junior at University of Maryland, College Park. Working with the Students and the Core Programs, under the supervision of Joanne Flores at the Smithsonian Latino Center.

Serchan, Sumana, Junior at University of Vermont. Ecology of Animals in Eastern Forests, under the supervision of Bill McShea at the National Zoological Park.

Tanigawa, Kathryn Y., Junior at University of Victoria. Unearthing Silenced Narratives: The Contributions of Japanese American literatures and narratives to the North American literary cannon,under the supervision of Franklin Odo at the Asian Pacific American Program.

Turner, Manisha L., Senior at Norfolk State University. The Effects of Temperature and Relative Humidity on Paintings and Canvas and “Oddy” Coin Holder Testing, under the supervision of Jeff Speakman and Marion Mecklenburg at the Museum Conservation Institute.

Yates, Joseph P., Senior at Bowdoin College. African American Program Development for Museum Reopening, under the supervision of Christopher Wilson at the National Museum of American History.

Spring 2006

Amador, Patricia E., Senior at Friends University. Geospace Analysis and Analysis of Habitat Data, under the supervision of Peter Leimgruber and Catherine Christen at the National Zoological Park.

Fall 2006

Zarate, Christina M., Senior at University of Texas, Austin. Creating a Teaching Collection, under the supervision of Magdalena Mieri at the National Museum of American History.

Summer 2006

Bannerman, Sharity W., Sophomore at Spelman College. Guides to the Collections ‘African American Artists’ and ‘Archivos Virtuales’, under the supervision of Karen Weiss at the Archives of American Art.

Carrillo Lopez, Alma M., Graduate Student at Brown University. Bracero Oral History Project, under the supervision of Peter Liebhold and Steve Velasquez at the National Museum of American History.

Collins, Ana C., Sophomore at University of Texas, Austin. Trace Element Variations in Pegmatitic Beryl, under the supervision of Michael Wise at the National Museum of Natural History.

Feng, Shing-yao, Senior at University of Texas, Austin. Preparations for “Anselm Kiefer: Heaven and Earth”, under the supervision of Valerie Fletcher at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.

Galos, Noelle E., Sophomore at Oberlin College. Nuestra Musica: Music in Latino Culture, under the supervision of Olivia Cadaval at the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.

Garcia, Leon F., Graduate Student at Florida State University. Smithsonian Folklife Festival Program on Latino Music, under the supervision of Daniel Sheehy at the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.

Gonzalez, Vanessa L., Graduate Student at California State University. Phylogenetic Reconstruction of the Ostracod Family Cypridinidae, and the Evolution of Bioluminescence, under the supervision of Harilaos Lessios at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute.

Heilman, Alyssa D., Junior at University of Virginia. Processing the Cigna Firefighting and Maritime Collection, under the supervision of William Yeingst at the National Museum of American History.

Ichile, Iyelli M, Graduate Student at Columbia University. Roots of Hip Hop, under the supervision of Diana Baird N’Diaye at the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.

Iizuka, Fumie, Graduate Student at University of Arizona. How and Why Did People Begin to Make Pottery? A Functional and Social Study of the Monagrilo Ceramic Tradition from Central Panama (4800-3200 BP), under the supervision of Richard Cooke at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute.

January, LaTricia M, Graduate Student at Virginia Commonwealth University. Working with Images of Nigeria by Henry John Drewal and Margaret Thompson Drewal, under the supervision of Amy J. Staples at the National Museum of African Art.

Kataria, Tiffany, Freshman at State University of New York, Stony Brook. Principle of Equivalence Measurement, under the supervision of Robert Reasenberg at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory.

Lopez, Richard James S., Sophomore at University of California, Berkeley. Military Image and Technological Change from Woodcut to Moving Picture, under the supervision of Margaret Vining at the National Museum of American History.

Rodriguez, Yenisey, Senior at University of Chicago. Bracero Oral History Project, under the supervision of Steve Velasquez and Peter Liebhold at the National Museum of American History.

Soni, Jaya K., Graduate Student at University of Texas. Researching the Contemporary South Asian Communities in the DC Metro Area, under the supervision of Franklin Odo at the Asian Pacific American Program.

Whitehouse, Herbert K., Senior at University of Maryland, College Park. National Zoo’s Male Reproductive Physiology of the Giant Panda, under the supervision of Copper Palmer at the National Zoological Park.

Wiley, Amber N., Graduate at George Washington University. Coordination and Program Planning for the Rockefeller Humanities Fellowship, under the supervision of Diana N’Diaye at the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.

Yin, Iris K., Sophomore at Carleton College. Latin American Portraits in the Catalog of American Portraits, under the supervision of Linda Thrift and Carolyn Carr at the National Portrait Gallery.

Spring 2005

Araujo, Natalie G., Senior at Mount Holyoke College. Working on a Folkways Latino Music Recordings Project and the Festival Nuestra Musica Program, under the supervision of Daniel Sheehy at the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.

Huynh, Annie , Senior at George Washington University. Researching and Documenting the Asian Pasific Islander American Collection, under the supervision of Alicia Cutler at the National Museum of American History.

Lopez-Swetland, Alejandra , Senior at University of Massachusetts, Amherst. A Craniometric Study of Sundasciurus, A Southeast Asian Squirrel, under the supervision of Richard Thorington at the National Museum of Natural History.

Omata, Donna R., Graduate Student at University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Pottery from Japan to Ecuador, under the supervision of Betty Meggers at the National Museum of Natural History.

Quintana, Ryan A., Graduate Student at University of Wisconsin. Working with Public History in the Program in African American Culture, under the supervision of Christopher Wilson at the National Museum of American History.

Summer 2005

Brown, Christopher K., Junior at Mercer University. Working on a Poetry Slam at the Renwick Gallery, under the supervision of Susan Nichols at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

Bruna, Sean P., Graduate Student, University of New Mexico. American Indian health in the U.S. Southwest, specifically El Paso, Texas, at the National Museum of American History with Rayna Green from June 6, 2005 through August 12, 2005.

Campos, Mariita , Junior at Smith College. Educational Programing for ‘Invention and Innovation’ and ‘Immigration’, under the supervision of Richard Murray at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

Campos, Sandra I., Junior at Texas A&M University. Creating a Latino History and Culture Teaching Collection, under the supervision of Magdalena Mieri at the National Museum of American History.

Casinelli, Jessica Lara, Senior at Florida International University. Researching Information for the Exhibit ‘Retratos: 2,000 Years of Latin American Portraits’, under the supervision of Linda Thrift and Carolyn Carr at the National Portrait Gallery.

Duncan Evans, Cristina Elizabeth, Junior at Dartmouth College. Photo history Research and Editing for Book ‘Finding Our Story in the History of the Nation’, under the supervision of Fath Davis Ruffin at the National Museum of American History.

Hoang, Susan , Senior at Pomona College. Beyond Brushwork: Symbolism in Chinese Painting, under the supervision of Joseph Chang at the Freer Gallery of Art & Arthur M. Sackler Gallery.

Martinez, Andres N., Senior at University of California, Santa Cruz. Phylogenetic Analysis of the Endangered Buena Vista Lake Shrew, under the supervision of Jesus Maldonado and Robert Fleischer at the National Museum of Natural History.

McFarlane, Kimberly A., Junior at Florida State University. Creating Biodiversity Maps for Clarke County, Virgina, under the supervision of William McShea at the National Zoological Park.

Nguyen-Gia, An T., Junior at University of Maryland, Baltimore County. OCIO Webcasting Initiative/SCEMS Education Media Development, under the supervision of Marc Bretzfelder at the Office of the Chief Information Officer.

Perez, Mary T., Senior at Stanford University. Working on the Latino Music Recording Intiative: Tradiciones/Traditions and the Nuestra Musica project at the Folklife Festival, under the supervision of Daniel Sheehy at the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.

Ramey, Kenya C., Junior at Virginia State University. Separate Is Not Equal: Brown v. Board of Education, under the supervision of Alonzo Smith at the National Museum of American History.

Robertson, Marla N., Graduate Student at University of Memphis. Inventory of African-American Materials in the Collections at the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, under the supervision of Stephanie Smith and Jeff Place at the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.

Rosete, Eileen S., Junior at University of California, Irvine. Smithsonian Institution Filipino American Centennial Commemoration, under the supervision of Franklin Odo at the Asian Pacific American Program.

Ruiz, Stevie R., Graduate Student at San Diego State University. Conducting Research for the Bracero History, under the supervision of Peter Liebhold and L. Stephen Velasquez at the National Museum of American History.

Samuels, Fallon M., Senior at Columbia University. Cluss, the National Museum and the Beauty of Structure, under the supervision of Cynthia Field at the Architectural History and Historic Preservation Office.

Sattarnilasskorn, Cicie , Graduate Student at George Washington University. Research and Preperation for the 2nd Floor Galleries, under the supervision of Valerie Fletcher at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.

Ubeda, Edwin R., Graduate Student at Western Illinois University. Nuestra Musica: Music in Latino Culture, under the supervision of Olivia Cadaval at the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.

Spring 2004

Bennett, Elizabeth L., Senior at Denison University. Assisting with image research for “Treasures” and organizing object and contextual photographs for “Inscribing Meaning”, under the supervision of Christine Mullen Kreamer at the National Museum of African Art.

Osborne, Yvette M., Graduate Student at Bournemouth University. Inventorying human skeletal remains, under the supervision of David Hunt at the National Museum of Natural History.

Tani, Ellen Y., Junior at Dartmouth College. Assisting in design and development of new displays, under the supervision of Nigel Briggs at the National Museum of American History.

Summer 2004

Anderson, Tramaine T., Graduate Student at Howard University. Conducting research for the manuscript of “Finding Our Story in the History of the Nation” and working on the Dr. Ralph Bunche exhibition project, under the supervision of Fath Ruffins at the National Museum of American History.

Bump, Natalie S., Senior at Williams College. Assisting with two ongoing exhibition projects: “Inscribing Meaning: Writing and Graphic Systems in African Art” and “African Cosmos”, under the supervision of Chris Kreamer at the National Museum of African Art.

Dang, Duke D., Senior at Boston University. Conducting Research and Administrative Activities in the Curatorial Division of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, under the supervision of Elaine Yau at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

Dang, Mai T., Shophmore at George Washington University. Strengthening and Expanding Community contacts and working with the Planning and Management of Public Programs for the Asian Pacific American Initiates Committee, under the supervision of Cedric Yeh and Alicia Cutler at the National Museum of American History.

Diaz-Carrera, Cristina T., Senior at Barnard College. Working in Smithsonian Folkways recordings, including marketing, sales and production process, under the supervision of Daniel Sheehy at the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.

Doyle, Kenya A., Senior at Howard University. Assisting with the Brown v. Board of Education project and with the Hispanic Heritage Month program, under the supervision of Alonzo Smith at the National Museum of American History.

Flores, Danielle E., Graduate Student at George Washington University. Assisting with the exhibit “Azucar!: The Life of Celia Cruz”, under the supervision of Marvette Perez at the National Museum of American History.

Foote, Zenobia , Graduate Student at North Carolina Central University. Working with the day to day activities of the branches of the Smithsonian Institution Libraries, under the supervision of Jane Sanchez and Amy Levin at the Smithsonian Institution Libraries.

Gonzalez, Vanessa Liz, Junior at University of California, Los Angeles. Studying Caribbean sea urchins, under the supervision of Harilaos Lessios at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute.

Hereford, Kimberly E., Graduate Student at University of Washington. Assisting in designing new galleries for the Old Patent Office building and developing educational materials, under the supervision of Eleanor Harvey at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

Johnson, Maya A., Graduate Student at Georgetown University. Will assist with the production of the Folklife Festival and conducting research on Muslim dress, under the supervision of Diana A. N’Diaye at the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.

Kang, Michelle B., Shophmore at Barnard College. Researching the techno-city movement for “Techno-Cities in 20th Century America”, under the supervision of Arthur P. Molella at the National Museum of American History.

Manzanares, Lara T., Shophmore at Lawrence University. Assisting with “Music in Latino Culture: Nuestra Musica” for the 2004 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, under the supervision of Olivia Cadaval at the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.

Martinez, Lisa M., Shophmore at Harvard University. Researching the definitions and methods of measuring the tibia length, which has been problematic in Physical Anthropology for over 120 years, under the supervision of Stephen D. Ousley at the National Museum of Natural History.

Omata, Donna R., Graduate Student at University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Working on the project to redo the exhibition for “A More Perfect Union”, under the supervision of Franklin Odo at the Asian Pacific American Program.

Paniagua, Lily N., Senior at Universidad de Costa Rica. Mapping distribution of species from the Hylidae (frog) family in the forest cover in Costa Rica, under the supervision of Catherine A. Christen and Peter Leimgruber at the National Zoological Park.

Rand, Melissa L., Senior at University of Hawaii. Working with the development of rotating exhibitions for the Chineses painting galleries, under the supervision of Joseph Chang at the Freer Gallery of Art & Arthur M. Sackler Gallery.

Sheets, Lara G., Senior at James Madison University. Assisting with “Music in Latino Culture: Nuestra Musica” for the 2004 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, under the supervision of Olivia Cadaval at the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.

Thomas, Toccarra Holmes, Shophmore at Smith College. Working on a finding aid for the Human Studies Film Archives web site, under the supervision of Pamela C. Wintle at the National Museum of Natural History.

Vargas-Medina, Iris M., Graduate Student at University of Puerto Rico. Researching X-ray emission from Quasar Relics, under the supervision of Christine Jones at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory.

Velez, Heather A., Junior at Brown University. Working on the “America on the Move” exhibit and the Bracero History Program, under the supervision of Steven Lubar and Peter Liebhold at the National Museum of American History.

Yzaguirre, Benjamin R., Senior at St. Mary’s College of Maryland. Working on a proposal for the online Ethnic Imagery Exhibition Project, under the supervision of Fath Ruffins at the National Museum of American History.

Spring 2003

Lal, Roshni D., Graduate Student at George Washington University. “Researching Asian Pacific Islander collections and and assisting in the development of public programs and special events,” under the supervision of Franklin Odo at the National Museum of American History.

Low, Cynthia M., Graduate Student at George Washington University. “Preservation and Conservation of photographs and paper based artifacts,” under the supervision of Hanna M. Szczepanowska at the National Museum of Natural History.

Mendez, Veronica , Graduate Student at Universidad Metropolitana. “Preparing materials for SERC’s education programs and providing information and resources to visiting teachers and students,” under the supervision of A. Mark Haddon at the Smithsonain Environmental Research Center.

Pineda, Ariadne M., Senior at University of Arizona. “Assisting with Smithsonian Folklife Festival logistics and issues,” under the supervision of Robert Schneider at the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.

Fall 2003

Guthrie, Lester H., Freshman at Montgomery College. “Determining morphometric variability of the terminalia in Monoxia,” under the supervision of Jorge Santiago-Blay at the National Museum of Natural History.

Posniak, Marina , Sophmore at Sarah Lawrence College. “Assisting in the Renwick Gallery’s education initiative,” under the supervision of Claire Larkin at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

Summer 2003

Blair, Tonya D., Graduate Student at University of Southern Mississippi. “Researching for the 50th Anniversary of the Brown v. Board Supreme Court Decision,” under the supervision of Niani Kilkenny at the National Museum of American History.

Brown, Ayanna S., Graduate Student at Tufts University. “Identifying and interpreting artifacts and materials for Jubilee: African American Celebration and Memory,” under the supervision of Portia James at the Anacostia Museum.

Brown, Brenda J., Senior at Cardinal Stritch University. “Fabrication and installation for the American on the Move exhibit,” under the supervision of Ann Rossilli at the National Museum of American History.

Carr, Noel F., Freshman at James Madison University. “Investigating geographic variation in vocalizations and genetics in tropical parrots,” under the supervision of Timothy Wright and Jesus Maldonado at the National Zoological Park.

Carter, Rabiyah , Sophmore at Syracuse University. “Documenting the living exhibit “Mali” for the Folklife Festival; Applying cathodoluminescence microscopy to an ongoing study of Guatemalan Jadeitite petrogenesis and preparing collections for accession,” under the supervision of Sorena Sorensen and Mary Jo Arnoldi at the National Museum of Natural History.

Chitkara, Mona , Graduate Student at George Washington University. “Facilitating the Portrait Stories program at libraries and community centers in the DC Metro area; gathering biographical research on identified sitters,” under the supervision of Tia Harris at the National Portrait Gallery.

Coles, Chastity E., Junior at Rosemont College. “Coordination of the Thirtieth Anniversary Commemoration and Celebration of Sweet Honey in the Rock,” under the supervision of Niani Kilkenny at the National Museum of American History.

Fadahunsi, Oluremi F., Senior at Howard University. “Documenting the network, upgrading of computer software/hardware and supporting users with computer issues,” under the supervision of George Quist at the Office of Exhibits Central.

Franklin, Andrea S., Sophmore at University of Central Arkansas. “Conducting outreach, record management and research for the Brown v. Board of Education project,” under the supervision of Alonzo Smith at the National Museum of American History.

Gavelan-Vargas, Cinzia , Sophmore at Montgomery College. “Conducting research on a science program at the National Zoo, developing lesson plans and assisting with education programs at the NZP’s Amazonian Gallery and Community Science Workshop,” under the supervision of Mario Castellanos and Jesus Maldonado at the National Zoological Park.

Guerrero, Marcela C., Senior at University of Puerto Rico. “Assisting with photo research, fact checking and photo permissions for the Ana Mendieta Retrospective,” under the supervision of Olga Viso at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.

Harris, Tiana D., Sophmore at Miami University. “Designing web pages for the Anacostia Museum and Center for African American History and Culture, and working with the registrar department,” under the supervision of Pearline Waldrop at the Anacostia Museum and Center for African Amer Hist and Cult.

Ii, Suzanne S., Senior at California State University, Fresno. “Inventorying human skeletal remains in the Physical Anthropology Division’s collections,” under the supervision of David Hunt at the National Museum of Natural History.

Mattos, Naomi A., Sophmore at College of William and Mary. “Coordinating the Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration, developing program flyer and book, and reviewing research for the event,” under the supervision of Niani Kilkenny at the National Museum of American History.

Mays, Alexis E., Junior at Hartwick College. “Photographing the National Museum of Natural History’s specimens for scientific research and publication,” under the supervision of Carl Hansen at the Office of Imaging and Photographic Services.

Melendez, Alexander , Junior at Marymount Manhattan College. “Planning educational activities for Profiles of Excellence exhibition,” under the supervision of Magdalena Mieri at the Smithsonian Center for Latino Initiatives.

Nakanishi, Thomas M., Sophmore at Yale University. “Assisting with the Japanese Memorial Foundation educational inititatives and Commodore Perry’s sesquicentennial exhibition,” under the supervision of Franklin Odo at the Asian Pacific American Program.

Peairs, Rhondalyn K., Graduate Student at University of Southern Mississippi. “Developing a methodology for “Saving the Archival Record of American Technology and Innovation”,” under the supervision of Jane Sanchez at the Smithsonian Institution Libraries.

Perez, Elizabeth M., Graduate Student at Brown University. “Planning new exhibit on business and economic history and the role of the consumer in the American economy,” under the supervision of Steven Lubar at the National Museum of American History.

Ramirez, Marisa L., Graduate Student at University of Arizona. “Digitizing scientific volumes published on the United States Exploring Expedition,” under the supervision of Martin Kalfatovic at the Smithsonian Institution Libraries.

Robinson, Denise A., Graduate Student at George Washington University. “Assisting in coordinating special events: planning menus, décor, entertainment and invitation lists,” under the supervision of Elizabeth Little at the National Museum of American History.

Screen, Mary K., Senior at Johnson C. Smith University. “Processing legacy and newly acquired collections, organizing archives and assisting in the preparation of presentations on local church history,” under the supervision of Gail Lowe at the Anacostia Museum and Center for African Amer Hist and Cult.

Truesdale, Maia A., Senior at New Mexico Highlands University. “Inventorying human skeletal remains in the Physical Anthropology Division’s collections,” under the supervision of David Hunt at the National Museum of Natural History.

Truesdell, Nicole D., Senior at Beloit College. “Inventorying human skeletal remains in the Physical Anthropology Division’s collections,” under the supervision of David Hunt at the National Museum of Natural History.

Vivas, Kairo A., Freshman at Montgomery College. “Conducting research on a science program at the National Zoo, developing lesson plans and assisting with education programs at the NZP’s Amazonian Gallery and Community Science Workshop,” under the supervision of Mario Castellanos and Jesus Maldonado at the National Zoological Park.

Wei, Junhow , Junior at University of Chicago. “Observing and evaluating the Folklife Festival sites,” under the supervision of Cynthia Vidaurri at the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.

Wilson, Shala D., Junior at Howard University. “Photographing museum artifacts using high end digital equipment to produce exhibition quality prints,” under the supervision of Carl Hansen at the Office of Imaging and Photographic Services.

Spring 2002

Armstrong, Tamieka Nicole, Senior at University of New England.. “Processing of protozoa, identification and enumeration of microzooplankton,” under the supervision of Wayne Coats at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center.

Davis, Maya D., Senior at Howard University .. “Assisting in gathering information and networking for a proposed program to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Ed.,” under the supervision of Alonzo Smith at the National Museum of American History.

Fancher, Heidi Elizabeth, Senior at Maryland Institute, College of Art .. “Research, scanning photos for Smithsonian website,” under the supervision of Dane Penland at the Office of Imaging, Printing, and Photographic Services.

Fall 2002

Sachedina, Amal, Graduate Student at London School of Economics and Political Science. “Doing research using collections for publication of catalogue of Arab, Persian, and Turkish arts,” under the supervision of Massumeh Farhad at the Freer Gallery of Art/Arthur M. Sackler Gallery.

Fancher, Heidi Elizabeth, Graduate Student at Maryland Institute College of Art. “Updating of the OIPS new FTP Web site,” under the supervision of Dane Penland at the Office of Imaging, Printing, and Photographic Services.

Summer 2002

Coleman, Patrick J., Graduate Student at George Washington University.. “Researching, Developing Content and Evaluating Information for the National Museum of the American Indian’s radio series, ‘Living Voices’,” under the supervision of Keevin Lewis at the National Museum of the American Indian.

Lewis, Tabitha, Graduate Student at Delaware State University. “Compilation of Materials for a Report on African-American Collections of Objects and Manuscripts and Historical Sites in the State of Maryland,” under the supervision of Alonzo Smith at the National Museum of American History.

Henry, Melissa A., Graduate Student at University of Maryland, College Park. “Assist with the Production of Video Interviews with Native Directors and Actors,” under the supervision of Elizabeth Weatherford at the National Museum of the American Indian.

Fang, Changxin, Freshman at Smith College. “Assisting with the Publicity for the Smithsonian American Art Museum Intern Program including Creation of a New Brochure, and Updating Website,” under the supervision of Judith Houston-Hollomon at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

Miao, Miao, Junior at Swarthmore College. “Assisting with Public Programming including Art Night Concerts,” under the supervision of Teresia Bush at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.

Peay, Catherine L., Junior at Oglethorpe University. “Assisting with the Public Programming and Preparation for the Annual Martin Luther King Junior Commemoration Event, and the Thirtieth Anniversary Celebration of Sweet Honey In The Rock,” under the supervision of Niani Kilkenny at the National Museum of American History.

Osborne, Yvette M., Graduate Student at Bournemouth University. “Studying and Inventorying the Skeletal Collections including Bone Fragments,” under the supervision of Steve Ousley and David Hunt at the National Museum of Natural History.

Jareunpoon, Jozlyn, Junior at Denison University. “Previewing Films, organizing a comprehensive list of film holdings, and assisting staff with the development of summer film programs,” under the supervision of Edward Lifschitz at the National Museum of African Art.

Kirby, Ayeisha K., Graduate Student at Bournemouth University. “Studying and Inventorying the Skeletal Collections including Bone Fragments,” under the supervision of Steve Ousley and David Hunt at the National Museum of Natural History.

Kendrick, Ebony L., Sophomore at Appalachian State University. “Cataloging Arab American collections, Photo Documentation and digitization, including updating the website,” under the supervision of Stephen Velasquez at the National Museum of American History.

Springle, Kimberly E., Senior at College of Charleston. “Archiving, Planning and Locating Scholars and Performers for the. “Passages to Freedom” Event,” under the supervision of Niani Kilkenny at the National Museum of American History.

Bounngaseng, Jenny N., Senior at McGill University. “Working with Public Programming for the Native Hawaiian Exhibit, including Arranging Speakers and Receptions, and Preparing Materials for Public Inquiries,” under the supervision of Franklin Odo at the Asian Pacific American Studies Program.

Tafoya, Melissa L., Senior at Humboldt State University. “Working on Endocrine Samples for the North American Population of Captive Clouded leopards,” under the supervision of Katey Pelican at the National Zoological Park.

Luqman, Alia N., Freshman at Columbia University. “Conducting Research for the Silk Road Program, the Bermuda Connections Educational Kit Project and the African Immigrant Folklife Archives,” under the supervision of the Diana N’Diaye at Center for Folklife and Cultural History.

Brown, Cathy E., Freshman at Montgomery College. “Preparing and Organizing Materials for the Following Public Programs: Annual Martin Luther King Junior. Commemoration, Annual African American History Month Conference, and the Duke Ellington Youth Project,” under the supervision of Niani Kilkenny at the National Museum of American History.

Loll, Ellen J., Sophomore at Immaculata College. “Researching Primary Source Documents of Latino Artists for Digitized to be included on the Latino Resources Web Page,” under the supervision of Liza Kirwin at the Archives of American Art.

Santillan, Cassandra S., Senior at Baylor University. “Assisting with the Organizing of the Interpretation and Representation of Latino Culture Conference and Developing a Series of Public Programs for the Chicano Visions Exhibition,” under the supervision of Magdalena Mieri at the Smithsonian Center for Latino Initiatives.

Strickland, Erika K., Sophomore at College of William and Mary. “Identification of Photos in the Addison Scurlock Collection, and Assisting in the Production of Video Documentation of the Black Experience in Montgomery County, MD,” under the supervision of Alonzo Smith at the National Museum of American History.

Chitkara, Mona, Graduate Student at George Washington University. “Assisting with the Program Development and Design for Intergenerational Programs for the ‘OurStory’ Series,” under the supervision of Amy Bartow-Melia at the National Museum of American History.

Littles, Kathy, Graduate Student at University of California, Davis. “Developing Gallery and Children’s Workshop, and Researching Children’s Books for Use in the Let’s Read Programs,” under the supervision of Veronika Jenke at the National Museum of African Art.

Sunwoo, Irene, Graduate Student at Bard Graduate Center. “Updating the cataloguing of the Museum’s collection of chairs,” under the supervision of Deborah Shinn at the Cooper Hewitt, National Design Museum.

Berumen, Esther H., Senior at University of Idaho. “Arranging a Series of Enrichment Activities for the Internship Program at the National Museum of American History,” under the supervision of Suzanne McLaughlin at the National Museum of American History.

Beaver, John M., Graduate Student at University of Illinois, Chicago. “Research and Study of Remains and Funerary Objects from the Etowah Mound Site,” under the supervision of Dorothy Lippert at the National Museum of Natural History.

Demery, Nequella, Graduate Student at Louisiana State Univesity. “Working on and Assisting with the Archives for the Annual Martin Luther King Junior. Commemoration, and the Thirtieth Anniversary Celebration of Sweet Honey In The Rock,” under the supervision of Niani Kilkenny at the National Museum of American History.

Mayo, Georgette L., Senior at University of South Carolina. “Researching Provenance and Contextual History for Community Based Archival Materials,” under the supervision of Portia James at the Anacostia Museum/Center for African American Hist & Culture.

Min, Sokhan, Sophomore at University of Maryland, College Park. “Researching Local South East Asian Communities, Organizations and Agencies,” under the supervision of Gina Inocencio at the Asian Pacific American Studies Program.

Gardner, Kimberly C., Senior at University of Maryland, College Park. “Researching, Archiving, and Working with the Teams and Committees for Underground Railroad Project,” under the supervision of Niani Kilkenny at the National Museum of American History.

Chiang, Grace C., Sophomore at University of California, Berkeley. “Arrangement and description of the Horace and Fletcher Henderson Jazz Collection,” under the supervision of Scott Schwartz at the National Museum of American History.

David, Oana A., Junior at Boston University. “Translating Fox Tribal Texts using Scholarly Practices and Indexing of Photographic Collection and Selection for Publication,” under the supervision of Ives Goddard at the National Museum of Natural History.

Morales, Melissa, Senior at Rutgers University. “Researching American Jazz history,” under the supervision of John Hasse at the National Museum of American History.

Cooley, Cameron A., Senior at Middle Tennessee State University. “Sequencing Ribosomal and Chloroplast Gene Spacers from a Small Clade of Flowering Plants,” under the supervision of Liz Zimmer at the National Museum of Natural History.

McDavis-Conway, Anya R., Senior at University of Delaware. “Assisting in the Conservation of Ethnographic Art including: Environmental Monitoring and Preventative Maintenance,” under the supervision of Steve Mellor at the National Museum of African Art.

Chhaya, Priya P., Sophomore at College of William and Mary. “Assisting with the Development of Public Programming for the Asian Pacific American Initiatives Committee and Working with the National Museum of American History Database for it’s Asian Pacific American collections,” under the supervision of Cedric Yeh at the National Museum of American History.

Gancedo, Manuel A., Graduate Student at George Washington University. “Assisting with the Design for the ‘America on the Move and Global Connections’ exhibit,” under the supervision of Ann Rossilli at the National Museum of American History.

Spring 2001

Fancher, Heidi Elizabeth, Senior at Maryland Institute, College of Art. “Research, scanning photos for Smithsonian website,” under the supervision of Dane Penland at the Office of Imaging, Printing, and Photographic Services.

Armstrong, Tamieka Nicole, Junior at University of New England. “Conducting research on trophic relationships among planktonic protozoa,” under the supervision of Wayne Coats at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center.

King, Kimberly N., Junior at Howard University. “Assisting With the Preparation of the Annual African American History Month Conference and the African American Music Month Symposium,” under the supervision of Niani Kilkenny at the National Museum of American History.

Mills, Kelly L., Graduate Student at University of Texas, Austin. “Analyzing a Collection of Pottery from the Island of Nevis,” under the supervision of J. Daniel Rogers at the National Museum of Natural History.

Varnell, Kathleen F., Graduate Student at Howard University. “Assisting With Crate Design and Packing,” under the supervision of Robert D. Perantoni at the Office of Exhibits Central.

Fall 2001

Peterson-McCoy, Meghan A., Junior at Howard University. “Assisting with the Preparation and Analysis of Human Skeletal Remains from a Site Dating to the 1700s,” under the supervision of Douglas Owsley at the National Museum of Natural History.

Summer 2001

Albarracin, Ignacio M., Senior at University of Texas. “Developing an Online Resource for Tracking Hispanic Family History and Revising Hispanic Archival Materials and Collections,” under the supervision of Magdalena Mieri at the Smithsonian Center for Latino Initiatives.

Cameron, Lindsey D., SO at Harvard University. “Researching I. I. Rabi’s Molecular Beam Work at Columbia University 1933-37,” under the supervision of Paul Forman at the National Museum of American History.

Chavez, Katherine A., Junior at Brown University. “Planning and Preparing a Major Exhibit ‘America on the Move’ Opening in November 2003,” under the supervision of Steven Lubar at the National Museum of American History.

Chhaya, Priya P., FR at College of William and Mary. “Working on the Development of Virtual Exhibitions and Redesigning the Smithsonian Without Walls Website,” under the supervision of Matthew MacArthur at the National Museum of American History.

Coquillon, Naomi F., Junior at Harvard University. “Assisting with the Planning and Preparation of ‘Passages to Freedom: The Underground Railroad in American History and Memory’ A National Conference at the Smithsonian in March, 2002,” under the supervision of Niani Kilkenny at the National Museum of American History.

de la Vega, Caridad , Graduate Student at American University. “Researching Background Information, Documents, Maps, Photographs, and Other Pertinent Material for the Exhibit ‘El Rio’,” under the supervision of Olivia Cadaval and Cynthia Vidaurri at the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.

Gbadegesin, Olubukola A., SO at Cornell University. “Assisting with the Development of Appropriate African Art Terminology for Indexing and Cataloging and Creating Original Bibliographical Records,” under the supervision of Janet Stanley at the Smithsonian Institution Libraries.

Gonzales, Joseph M., Graduate Student at University of New Mexico. “Cataloging and Rehousing Collections in the Division of Cultural History,” under the supervision of Steve Velasquez at the National Museum of American History.

Gray, Jody L., Graduate Student at University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. “Processing Older American Indian Newspapers and US Government Documents Related to American Indians (Ranging in Date from 1813-1965),” under the supervision of Margaret Dittemore at the Smithsonian Institution Libraries.

Holmes, Kwame A., SO at Florida A&M University. “Assisting with Preparation of the Upcoming Annual African American History Month Conference Scheduled for February 2002,” under the supervision of Niani Kilkenny at the National Museum of American History.

Kane, Maria A., Sophmore at Howard University. “Assisting with the Preparation of an Upcoming Exhibit Entitled, ‘Engineering, Exploration, and War: West Pointers and the Making of American, 1802-1918’,” under the supervision of Margaret Vining at the National Museum of American History.

Kofi-Bruce, Kpoené P., Junior at University of East Anglia. “Assisting Project Director/Curator in Editing and Completing Components of the African Immigrant Project, Including Creating the Project Website,” under the supervision of Diana Baird N’Diaye at the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.

Lal, Roshni D., Graduate Student at George Washington University. “Developing a Directory of Jazz Organizations in the United States,” under the supervision of John Edward Hasse at the National Museum of American History.

Morales, Melissa , Junior at Rutgers College. “Annotating Current Latino Recordings and Making Sections of the Smithsonian Folkways Website Accessible in Spanish,” under the supervision of Daniel Sheehy at the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.

Peterson-McCoy, Meghan A., Junior at Howard University. “Enhancing the Skeletal Inventory to Cover and to Indicate All Major Bones in a Collection of Over 32,000 Objects,” under the supervision of Steve Ousley at the National Museum of Natural History.

Sereke-Brhan, Heran , Graduate Student at Michigan State University. “Working on Research Related to Two Forthcoming Exhibits; One on North African Artists and Images the Second on Contemporary African Jewelry Fashions and Designers,” under the supervision of Elizabeth Harney at the National Museum of African Art.

Springle, Kimberly E., Junior at College of Charleston. “Reprocessing Selected Archival Collections of the Smithsonian Institution Archives,” under the supervision of Kathleen Williams at the Smithsonian Institution Archives.

Tafoya, Melissa L., Senior at Humboldt State University. “Monitoring Estrous Cycles and Hormone Treatments in the Clouded Leopard,” under the supervision of JoGayle Howard and Kathleen Pelican at the National Zoological Park.

Thomann, Emmanuel M., Graduate Student at University of Connecticut. “Assisting with the Preparation of an Upcoming Exhibit Entitled, ‘Engineering, Exploration, and War: West Pointers and the Making of American, 1802-1918’,” under the supervision of Margaret Vining at the National Museum of American History.

Threat, Charissa J., Graduate Student at University of Louisianna. “Arranging and Descriping the Newly Acquired Benny Carter Collection,” under the supervision of Scott Schwartz at the National Museum of American History.

Tschang, Jane S., Senior at Brown University. “Creating a Collection of Gallery Aides, Primarily in the Form of Contextual Photographs, for Docent Use,” under the supervision of Claire Orologas at the Freer Gallery of Art/Arthur M. Sackler Gallery.

Vanterpool, Stephanie T., Junior at Temple University. “Devoloping Projects Involving Children’s Workshops and Curricular Materials in Art Education,” under the supervision of Veronika Jenke at the National Museum of African Art.

Spring 2000

Herd, Kelli D., Graduate Student at New York University. “Research on the African American church,” under the supervision of Gail Lowe at the Anacostia Museum/Center for African American Hist & Culture.

Medina-Marino, Andrew G.A., Senior at Swarthmore College. “Comparing fossil leave and flowers of an extinct species of Alnos with living relatives to determine the systematic position of the extinct species,” under the supervision of Scott Wing at the National Museum of Natural History.

Fall 2000

Atwell, Deborah L., Graduate Student at California State University. “Assisting with the Development of a Touring Museum Exhibition Based on Fieldwork Research and Festival Documentation from the “Culture and Evironment in the Rio Grande/Rio Bravo Basin” Programs,” under the supervision of Olivia Cadaval at the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.

Scott, Monica M., Senior at Southern University. “Assisting with the Development of a Lecture Series, the annual Martin Luther King, Jr Commemoration Event, and the Program in African-American Culture’s Event for the Folklife Festival,” under the supervision of Niani Kilkenny at the National Museum of American History.

Summer 2000

Abdullah, Kali B., Sophmore at Pratt Institute. “Assisting Museum Staff Photographers on Magazine and Book Publications Involving National Air and Space Museum Aircraft and Artifacts,” under the supervision of Carolyn Russo at the National Air and Space Museum.

Anthony, Donnalyn P., Junior at South Carolina State University. “Assisting with Preparation for Advanced Marketing and Promotions for a Historically Significant 5-CD Box Set to be Released by Smithsonian Folkways in August 2000,” under the supervision of Brenda Dunlap at the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.

Boyer, Sabrina N., Junior at Swarthmore College. “Assisting with Research and Reporting on Volcanic Activity Especially in Ecuador,” under the supervision of Tom Simkin at the National Museum of Natural History.

Chahin, Sandra, Senior at University of Texas, Austin. “Researching Various Latino Cultural Perspectives in American Cultural History,” under the supervision of Refugio Rochin at the Center for Latino Initiatives.

Coenraad, Nicholas A., Junior at University of Colorado. “Working with Both Archival and Collections Based Repatriation Related Research,” under the supervision of Paula Molloy at the National Museum of Natural History.

Cordell, Ulluminair M., Sophmore at University of California, Davis. “Assisting with Preparation and Planning of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival and the South African Cultural Heritage Institute Participants in Washington,” under the supervision of Diana Baird N’Diaye at the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.

Daniels, Dionne A., Freshman at Gordon College. “Participating in “Neighborhood Nestwatch,” an Educational Outreach Program Designed to Teach People About Birds in Urban/Suburban Areas, in addition to Generating Critical Data on the Survival of Birds in These Environments,” under the supervision of Peter Marra at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center.

Diaz, Teresa, Graduate Student at George Washington University. “Assisting with the Management of the Latin Music Festival and Research for Other Public Programs,” under the supervision of Teresa Bush at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.

Dixon, Rachelle, Senior at Fisk University. “Assisting with Programs and Orientation for the Interns at the National Museum of American History and Conducting Research for the Upcoming Presidents Exhibit,” under the supervision of Suzanne McLaughlin and Spencer Crew at the National Museum of American History.

Edwards, Michelle L., Senior at Kansas University. “Updating and Annotating a Bibliography on the Arts and Material Culture of Lusaphore Africa,” under the supervision of Janet Stanley at the National Museum of African Art.

Ho, Linda L., Junior at University of Texas, Austin. “Assisting with the Organization of the ‘Culture and Enivronment in the Rio Grande/Rio Bravo Basin’ Program,” under the supervision of Olivia Cadaval at the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.

Kim, Me Hae, Junior at Hood College. “Assisting with Public Programs Sponsored by the Program for Asian Pacific American Studies,” under the supervision of Stacey Suyat at the Asian Pacific American Studies Program.

Lambson, Ojeni M., Junior at Maryland Institute. “Creating Scientifically and Historically Accurate Dioramas, Scale Models, Sculpt Mannequins and Crafting Custom Bracketts to Support Artifacts,” under the supervision of Tim Smith at the Office of Exhibits Central.

Lee, Joyce J., Graduate Student at Syracuse University. “Researching and Recording Copyright, Credit Line, and Label Information for National Portrait Gallery Objects in the Collections Information System,” under the supervision of Linda Thrift at the National Portrait Gallery.

Lee, So Yun (Annie), Sophmore at Claremont McKenna College. “Researching an Exhibit on the Role of Cane Sugar in the Making of Multicultural America,” under the supervision of Franklin Odo at the Asian Pacific American Studies Program.

Morgan, Ethel K., Senior at Oberlin College. “Researching Benefits of Life-Long Museum-Going,” under the supervision of Zahava Doering at the Institutional Studies Office.

Nyane, Lynn W., Freshman at Northern Virginia Community College. “Assisting on Various Projects including an Exhibition Involving the Chatthin Wildlife Sanctuary, Myanmar (Burma),” under the supervision of Christen Wemmer and Miles Roberts at the National Zoological Park.

Perez, Celia C., Graduate Student at University of South Florida. “Creating an Annotated Bibliography of Books Relating to the US/Mexico Border Issue, and Translating the Titles of the Spanish Language Books for the Cataloging Department,” under the supervision of Rhoda Ratner at the Smithsonian Institution Libraries.

Perkins, Zalika A., Senior at Howard University. “Assisting with the Web-Adaptation of Educational Materials Featuring the National Museum of American Art’s African American Artists Collection,” under the supervision of Gwendolyn Everett at the National Museum of American Art.

Pernia, Edme D., Senior at George Mason University. “Assisting with the Organization of the ‘Culture and Enivronment in the Rio Grande/Rio Bravo Basin’ Program,” under the supervision of Olivia Cadaval at the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.

Quintero, Andrea, Senior at St. John’s College. “Working with a Database that Documents Collections in the Smithsonian Institution Archives Focusing on Materials Relating to Latin America,” under the supervision of Pamela Henson at the Smithsonian Institution Archives.

Ramirez, Monica M., Junior at Harvard University. “Researching Mexican and Chicano History,” under the supervision of Refugio Rochin at the Center for Latino Initiatives.

Ruffin II, Herbert George, Graduate Student at Claremont Graduate University. “Assisting in the Research and Production of the “African Americans in the West” Program for February 2001,” under the supervision of Alonzo Smith at the National Museum of American History.

Thomann, Emmanuel M., Senior at Colby College. “Compiling Information on Families of Specific West Point Graduates and Locating Graphic Images of the Family Members for the Exhibit “West Point 200” Set to Open in the Spring of 2002,” under the supervision of Barton Hacker and Margaret Vining at the National Museum of American History.

Thornton, Amara A., Freshman at Haverford College. “Assisting with the Development of the “African Voices” Project Website,” under the supervision of Mary Jo Arnoldi at the National Museum of Natural History.

Tran, Quan T., Sophmore at University of Oklahoma. “Assisting with Office Website Development, Database Development, Maintenance of Webpages and Dynamic Web Generator,” under the supervision of Mignon Erixson-Stanford at the Office of Information Technology.

Van Horn, Maya D., Sophmore at Duke University. “Researching Genetic Variations in a Putative Hybrid Swarm Formed Between Two Species of Schiedea in the Hawaiian Islands,” under the supervision of Elizabeth Zimmer at the National Museum of Natural History.

Watkins, Richard T., Freshman at Morehouse College. “Assisting with the Development of a Lecture Series, the annual Martin Luther King, Jr Commemoration Event, and the Program in African-American Culture’s Event for the Folklife Festival,” under the supervision of Niani Kilkenny at the National Museum of American History.

Weis, Eric M., Senior at California State University, Long Beach. “Researching the Evolutionary History of Migration in Birds,” under the supervision of Jesus Maldanado and Kevin Omland at the National Zoological Park.

Williamson, Jessica L., Sophmore at Texas A&M University. “Studing the behavior of the Golden Lion Tamarins from Brazil,” under the supervision of Devra Kleiman at the National Zoological Park.

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