Wednesday, 13 June 2018 12:12

DC Take Two

Another summer–another DC internship. My name is Valeria Parada and this will be my second time interning in Washington, DC. It seems as if, for the past few years, all roads lead me back to the east coast, and to the nation’s capital, specifically. Last year at this time, I was interning at the Smithsonian under a conservation internship. This year, I will be working at the George Washington Memorial Parkway as a museum assistant. There, I will be concentrating on various sites along the parkway but, mainly, I will be working at Fort Hunt and Arlington House. I will be helping with collections and research at both sites, making sure that the public has the best access and the best interpretation of the narratives at both sites.

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Thursday, 29 November 2018 16:05

Valeria Parada

My name is Valeria Parada, and this will be my second time interning in Washington, DC. It seems as if, for the past few years, all roads lead me back to the east coast, and to the nation’s capital, specifically. Last year at this time, I was interning at the Smithsonian under a conservation internship. This year, I worked at the George Washington Memorial Parkway as a museum assistant. There, I focused on various sites along the parkway but, mainly, in Fort Hunt and Arlington House. At that site, I helped with collections and research, making sure that the public has the best access and the best interpretation of the narratives at both sites. Just like the narrative of this country, the one for Arlington House brings together different people from different walks of life. Their stories are contrasting and distinct, but intertwined to create one larger story.

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Thursday, 29 November 2018 13:13

Joyska Nuñez-Medina

Joyska was born in Puerto Rico moved to Tampa, Florida at the age of 5. She received her B.A. in History with a minor in Theatre from North Carolina State University and is now pursuing an M.A. in Museum Studies from George Washington University with a concentration in Exhibition Development and Design. Growing up she frequently attended Boy Scout and Girl Scout events which cultivated a love of nature. She also has great passion for museums and history. Most of her research focuses on cultures and how those cultural products influence society. She believes that museums are guardians of significant cultural artifacts that need to be shared and hopes to provide the moving experience she feels in museums to others.

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Thursday, 29 November 2018 03:59

Edrea Mendoza

Edrea Mendoza is a recent graduate from the University of Denver. There, she studied History with minors in Sociology and Political Science. Her favorite time during her undergraduate career was writing her senior thesis where she explored the anti-feminist and problematic history of the “Adelita” during the Mexican Revolution. As part of her research, she earned a grant from the University to visit archives and museums in Mexico City this past winter. Edrea is a California native and was born and raised in Concord, California – a small city in the East Bay Area. A first generation college graduate, she hopes to work as an educator in the history field - either as a teacher or museum curator - as long as she gets to continue to study and pass down the history of her people and her culture. She is excited to learning new information about her field and exploring a new part of the country as part of her internship.

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