Camilla Sandoval

Class of 2017

Camilla was born and raised in Maryland and is from a family of Salvadoran immigrants. She is a first-generation college student at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) as a history major and public history minor. In the fall, she will begin graduate school at UMBC’s Historical Studies program with a concentration in public history. She is passionate about bringing diverse and inclusive perspectives to the historical scholarship of American history and firmly believes in the power of history in understanding today. With her future career goals set on public history, Camilla wants to explore and experience its different subfields and their interactions with communities. She hopes this internship at the C&O Canal National Historic Park can introduce her to new approaches to fostering a shared authority between historians and communities.