Meet Our Interns
Yingting Xu – Chinese Historical Society of Southern California
Alivia Paniagua-Garant – Museum of Tolerance
Emily Chittick – LA Museum of the Holocaust
Jessica Powers – LA Museum of the Holocaust
Henry Lee – Sherman Grinberg Film Library
Let’s congratulate Henry on his summer 2018 job offer from the Sherman Grinberg as a Film Scanning Operator!
Syeda Qadri – Center for the Study of Political Graphics
Troy Harding – Petersen Automotive Museum
Bradley Paull – Petersen Automotive Museum
Ari Shapless – Sonia Sotomayor School for History and Dramatic Arts
Jenna Thornhill Dewitt – El Pueblo de Los Ángeles Historical Monument
Ben Marullo- Petersen Automotive Museum
Chloe Zilliac- Office of Senator Dianne Feinstein
Griffin Stout- Center for the Study of Political Graphics
Jade Quintero- Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust
Jeanette Nadal- Chinese Historical Society of Southern California
Ryan Andersen- Sonia Sotomayor School for History and Dramatic Arts
Samantha Nickelson- Petersen Automotive Museum
Joe Sousa- Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust
Rebecca Campbell- Museum of Tolerance
Gregory Verini- Center for the Study of Political Graphics
Megan Haddad- Center for the Study of Political Graphics
Alejandro Santander – Center for the Study of Political Graphics
Charles Kellenberger – Petersen Automotive Museum
Gabriel Perez – Museum of Social Justice
Isabella Welch – Sherman Grinberg Film Library
Janna Lastrud – Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust
Lisa Kahn – Center for the Study of Political Graphics
Rachel Sass – Museum of Tolerance
Sarah Amador – Museum of Social Justice
Jeannie Ma – Museum of Tolerance
Oceane Amette – Museum of Tolerance
Kimberly Eddinger – Peterson Automotive
Franklin Spencer – Museum of Social Justice
Brianna Beck – Sherman Grinberg Film Library and Archive
Linda Esquivel – Center for the Study of Political Graphics
Drake Morton W ’17 El Pueblo Historic Monument
Lily Swaddling Krol W ’17 Peterson Automotive
Helen Immerso – Peterson Automotive Museum
Isabelle Liu – Museum of Social Justice
Jerred Scheive – Los Angeles Office of Congressman Ted Lieu
Katherine Ramirez – Peterson Automotive Museum
David Castro – El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument
Clarissa Borges – Museum of Tolerance
Katie Osterkamp – Museum of Social Justice
Anna Rindfleisch – Museum of Tolerance
John A. Ayala – Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust
Geoffrey Putnam – Petersen Automatic Museum
Tyler Simpson – Center for the Study of Political Graphics
Bradley Sexton – Sherman Grinberg Film Library
Caitlin Gustaff – Sherman Grinberg Film Library
Jacqueline Devereaux – El Pueblo Monument
Cindy Macias – Los Angeles Museum of Tolerance
Ivan Hernandez – Los Angeles Museum of Tolerance
Ashley Bojorquez – Museum of Tolerance
Michael Stinson – Study of Political Graphics
Julio Gonzalez – School of History and Dramatic Arts
Hermy Chen – Chinese Historical Society of Southern California
Beatris Coronado – Center for the Study of Political Graphics
Beatris processed and described political posters and art from the Vietnam War Era into the archives at the Center for the Study of Political Graphics. The graphics she helped describe are now accessible to the public through the Online Archive of California.
Andrea Herrera – Museum of Tolerance
Megan Hoff – Museum of Social Justice
Kyle Knoll – School of History and Dramatic Arts
Cindy Lin – Chinese Historical Society of Southern California
Jeffrey Dohoda – Zócalo Public Square
Brianda Felix – Museum of Social Justice
Brianda served as a docent for the Museum of Social Justice exhibition Exodus. She interviewed visitors for their feedback and opinions about the exhibition and recorded some personal testimonies detailing their immigration experiences.
Samantha Lalison – School of History and Dramatic Arts
At The School of History and Dramatic Arts, Samantha worked with students and faculty to help develop History Day projects. She helped students enhance their research and writing skills.
Suji Kim – Pluralistic School
Cristal Rim – Museum of Social Justice
Katie Bruck – Museum of Social Justice
Katie conducted tours and provided information to museum visitors about the history of Methodist social justice work in Los Angeles. She also prepared the Museum’s 2014 exhibit, Exodus, which examined the experiences of people crossing the border from Mexico into the United States. She conducted research, curated artifacts and photographs, helped guide the creative direction of the exhibit, and wrote informational captions to accompany the project.
Deepeaka Dhaliwal – Museum of Social Justice
Deepeaka was a co-curator and helped conduct research and compile artifacts for the museum’s exhibit, Exodus. She also served as a docent and led tours for visitors. Deepeaka was profiled for her work at the museum by UCLA’s Center for Community Learning. Her interview can be seen here: http://www.uei.ucla.edu/
Brianda Felix – Mayme Clayton Library and Museum
At the Mayme Clayton Library Museum in Culver City, Brianda learned about the basic, introductory steps of the archival process, with the sorting, organization, and cataloging of the Ted Lange Collection. She researched and developed its finding aid. Brianda also assisted in the cataloging of Movie Poster Collection. Among her final projects were two visual displays to compliment a Breast Cancer Awareness Conference hosted by the MCLM.
Karen Sun -PS1 Pluralistic School
For their annual Shakespeare Festival, Karen’s tasks involved familiarizing a class of fifth and sixth graders with the social and historical background of Elizabethan England. Outside the classroom, she enjoyed socializing with the students and monitoring their educational experiences. Her intern experience prepared Karen for an upcoming teaching profession.
Macario Ricardo – School of History and Dramatic Arts
Yaminq H – Chinese Historical Society of Southern California
Marilyn Estrada – Museum of Tolerance Archives
Nick Manning – Museum of Social Justice
Justine Gaytan – Pluralistic School
Daniel Iniguez – El Pueblo de Los Angeles
Tyler Speetzen – Museum of Social Justice
Ann Bernadette Rodriguez – Institute for Arts & Media at CSUN
Joel Loaiza – Museum of Social Justice
Chae Lee – Museum of Social Justice
Trent Sneed – El Pueblo de Los Angeles
Trent contributed historical context materials for new exhibits. His work included research on the Zanja Madre, Los Angeles first irrigation system, and on the life of Antonio Miranda Rodriguez, Los Angeles’ lost Filipino pablodore.
Yiming Ha – Historical Chinese Society of Southern California
Serena Yi-Rou Wu – Historical Chinese Society of Southern California
Miles Stanley – Mayme A. Clayton Library and Museum
Miles assisted with archival work on one of the many collections at the Mayme A. Clayton Library. He participated in Black History Month celebrations.
Varo Galastyan – Mayme A. Clayton Library and Museum
Maria Andrea Huerta – University High
Herman Ramos interned during Winter 2014.
Danielle Torrez – Emerson Middle School
Melissa Stone – Museum of Tolerance
Jennifer Zhang interned during Winter 2014.
Alexis Recto – Wende Museum
Alexis was involved with creating and reviewing Cold War curriculum related to the Berlin Wall. She integrated scanned documents and images for archiving.
Stefani Drown – Autry National Center
Stefani worked closely with the Director of Education at The Autry Museum in Griffith Park, conducting research and revising the museum’s docent training manual. She was active in compiling research on the American Western Frontier, the experience of Native and African Americans in the West, and Women of the West for ongoing and upcoming exhibitions.
Carla Ayala – El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Association
Carla created an interactive map detailing Los Angeles’ multi-cultural heritage. Carla conceptualized, researched, designed, and tested the map’s user-friendly capability, and presented the final project to a test group from a local high school.
Karol Dominguez – El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Association
Karol worked with archaeologists cataloging bottles excavated from various sites at El Pueblo. She also created a bottle identification worksheet and tested it with high school students. Her worksheet will be used in future academic and cultural workshops.
Sean Goodman – Mayme Clayton Library and Museum
Sean created a student learning packet for use with the museum’s interactive exhibit, “Audio Assault: Sounds of the Black Power Movement.” He also cataloged musical score sheets and archived reading materials about African American culture and history.
Reza Hajisanei – Mayme Clayton Library and Museum
Using the personal archives of Dr. Mayme A. Clayton, the museum’s founder, Reza wrote and edited a curriculum based on her life and legacy. He also helped catalog the museum’s collection of scrapbooks chronicling African American life during the last decades of the twentieth century.
John Grabowski – Natural History Museum
John outlined and created interactive games to use in conjunction with the Natural History Museum’s “Becoming Los Angeles” permanent exhibit, the 500-year story about how Los Angeles went from tiny pueblo to sprawling metropolis. In preparation for the exhibit’s opening, John delivered a talk on the history of Los Angeles for the education staff of the museum.
Virginia Lopez – Natural History Museum
Virginia worked on interactive learning games for the “Becoming Los Angeles” exhibit. She also coordinated a book discussion for that exhibit, using archived photographs and images to tell stories about L.A. history in the twentieth century. Her research focused on the manipulation of historical truths to communicate a singular narrative of the past.
Erik Bernardino – School of History and Dramatic Arts
Erik helped with preparations for the first-ever all-school History Day Fair, providing individual help as well as researching judging sheets for use by volunteer judges. He also guest taught a 10th grade World History class.
Susan Simitian – Mayme Clayton Library and Museum
Susan helped research and provide historical context for the multimedia exhibit “Audio Assault: Sights and Sounds of the Black Power Movement.” She assisted with background research, pulled photographs from the museum’s collection and helped select audio pieces for the exhibit. Susan also helped with planning the layout of the exhibit space.
Kathy Fregoso – Mayme Clayton Library and Museum
Kathy helped archive the papers of African American architect Antoinette Culpepper. She also wrote an historical background about African American architects which will help contextualize the collection.
Michel Hollis – Wende Museum
Michel used lesson activities in the NCHS archives and the Wende Museum collections, created a series of lessons about the Berlin Wall and the Cold War.
Shant Nazarian – Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
LAANE was approaching its 25th anniversary and beginning to think about saving the history of the organization. Shant created an overview of their documents in storage, wrote a short history of their involvement with the living wage campaign in the 1990s, and coordinated recruiting a graduate intern from the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies to continue the work to create a formal archive.
Allie Riska – School of History and Dramatic Arts
Brianda Barrera – Museum of Tolerance
Gabrielle Taylor – School of History and Dramatic Arts
Jessica Freed – El Pueblo de Los Angeles
Yingtong Chen – El Pueblo de Los Angeles
Cole Bezzant – Mayme A. Clayton Library and Museum
Krystle Hartsfield – Rita’s Project
Carla Ayala – El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument
Carla researched the names and lives of the original shopkeepers at Olvera Street. Her work will be displayed on plaques that will be located in front of the stores owned by these individuals.
Susan Simitian School of History and Dramatic Arts
Susan provided supported to AP US History students and helped the school prepare for their first ever Community History Day competition.
Marina Anthony – School of History and Dramatic Arts
Bernadett Leggis – Los Angeles Black Worker Center
Bernadett Leggis recorded the oral history of a 90 year old with extensive experience in the Los Angeles construction industry and labor movement. The interview will be archived.
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