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2015 Minority Awards Program (MAP) Awardees

Anneleise Azua

University of Texas at Austin

National Museum of American History

Multi-faceted research on immigration-migration, borderlands, and community


John Flores

Liberty University

National Air and Space Museum

Experience in Strategic Workforce Planning, Staffing, and HR administration


Holly Glass

Vanderbilt University

National Museum of Natural History

Quantifying the morphological and metric variability of the occipito-cervical joint to assist in the reassociation of commingled skeletal remains


Lyric Grimes

Oberlin College

Asian Pacific American Center

Research opportunity: how Asian Pacific America is an intersectional experience


Flor Gutierrez

Moore College of Art & Design

Smithsonian Latino Center

Internship on Curatorial/Exhibition Development Processes


Wanda Hernandez

Virginia Commonwealth University

National Museum of American History

Broadening Access:  Latino and Women’s History Resources at NMAH


Julia Jin

University of Mary Washington

Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access

Heritage Month programming and the Smithsonian Quests digital badging program


Victoria Lee

Cooperstown Graduate Program, State University of New York at Oneonta

National Museum of American History

Junior Curator


Alexis McDonald

Bryn Mawr College

National Museum of American History

Experience with accession process for prints


Marisol Medina-Cadena

University of California, Santa Cruz

Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage

Production experience in the public presentation of culture


Chloe Miller

Dickinson College

National Museum of Natural History

Repatriation Documentation and Research


Kathryn Mitchell

University of Hartford

National Museum of American History

OMMS Personnel Intern Project


Tiffany Murdock

Texas Southern University

Office of Sponsored Projects

Experience in developing online training modules in budgeting, funding sources, and compliance topics


Brandice Nelson

Baylor University

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Documenting Women’s Track and Field History: The Tuskegee Tigerettes and Tennessee State Tigerbelles


James Parker

The College of Wooster

National Museum of African Art

The Arts Can Take Us Places!  Educational programming at the National Museum of African Art


Jeremy Peschard

University of California, Santa Barbara

National Zoological Park

Administrative Management Internship


Magnum Pina

University of Arizona

Museum Conservation Institute

Technical Studies of Cultural Heritage in Smithsonian collections


Thomas Plank

Stanford University

National Museum of American History

Education and Outreach Summer 2015 Intern Project


Mayumi Rezwan

University of Maryland

Office of Sponsored Projects

Survey staff regarding use of internal policies and procedures and help to create and organize an electronic repository of internal documents for OSP staff


Shoji Sanders

University of Maryland – College Park

National Museum of American History

Exhibition Development in the Division of Home & Community Life


Sabrina Shirazi

University of Maryland

National Zoological Park

Comparison of Nanopore and Illumina sequencing technologies for the analysis of archaeological soil samples


Priyanka Srinivasa

University of Cambridge

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

Reconceptualizing Galleries for South Asian Art at the Freer Gallery of Art.


Sitthiporn Thongnopnua

Florida State University

Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access

Organizing ICOM-CECA 2015 conference, “Museum Education and Accessibility: Bridging the Gaps


Mia Womack

The University of Notre Dame

Office of the Under Secretary for History, Art and Culture

Developing a Research Community and Capacity for the Study of Cultural Heritage in Conflict