My diverse background includes studying American Studies at Occidental College, interning at a small museum in New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward, and most recently, working at a small grantmaking organization funding arts and education initiatives in my hometown of Oakland, California. These experiences not only instilled in me an appreciation for history and cultural heritage, but also strengthened my commitment to activism and public service. As a Public Humanities student, I hope to learn how to use the humanities to inspire people to become invested in and involved with their communities. My professional aspirations are broad, but I am interested in cultural preservation, education and civil service. In addition to the Public Humanities program, I will also be a Curatorial Fellow at the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America, where I hope to explore mixed-race identities and Filipino-American communities in America.
2nd year Public Humanities MA StudentCuratorial Fellow at the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America