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MA student, Gianna May Sanchez, wins fellowship for the Latino Museum Studies Program at the Smithsonian

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Posted: May 04, 2016 - 12:00am

Gianna May Sanchez has been selected as a fellow for the Latino Museum Studies Program with the Latino Center at the Smithsonian. Gianna had this to say about her recent accomplishment:

I have been selected as a fellow for the Latino Museum Studies Program with the Latino Center at the Smithsonian. This program provides a national forum for graduate students to share, explore, and discuss the representation and interpretation of Latino cultures in the context of the American experience. For the month of July, I will be participating in a series of lectures, workshops, and tours at the Smithsonian and meeting with different museum professionals and scholars. I will also be participating in a practicum project with the Smithsonian Latino Center titled "Latinos in the 21st Century: A Digital Experience for All."

"Latinos in the 21st Century" is part of an initiative with the Latino Center to expand its online presence into a larger Smithsonian-wide digital framework that targets diverse Latino audiences and the general public. I will be working directly with the Director of New Mexico and Technology, Melissa Carrillo, and other curatorial advisors to research and provide editorial support on the expansion and work directly with the expansion project through digital collections and online exhibitions. 

Congratulations Gianna!