SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION

OFFICE OF FELLOWSHIPS

MINORIY INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

AWARDS LIST 2000


The following is a list of the applicants who were appointed as a result of the 2000 Office of Fellowships' Minority Internship Awards competition. This list includes the names of the institutions in which they are currently enrolled at 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 Fellowships Minority Internship Program.

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.

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.

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.