SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION

OFFICE OF FELLOWSHIPS

MINORIY INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

AWARDS LIST 2004


The following is a list of the applicants who were appointed as a result of the 2004 Office of Fellowships' Minority Internship Awards competition. This list includes the names of the institutions in which they were enrolled, the title of the internship project 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 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.