Mapping Mexican History Traveling Exhibit – Coordinator, January – September 2017. LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections
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Coordinated as part of a Department of Education Title 6 grant a traveling exhibition composed of reproduced archival maps from the Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection. Exhibitions were then shipped to partners at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and South Texas College in the Rio Grande Valley in Texas. In addition digital workshops and lesson plans were developed to be shared and presented at our partner institution’s campuses.
Esperanza y Memorias Moving Image Digitization Project – Archival Consultant,
Esperanza Peace and Justice Center, 2015 – Present.
Co-wrote and consulted on the Esperanza y Memorias digitization and online portal project as part of a Media Grant from Humanities Texas. Directly assisted with grant writing, digitization and digital management research, and final project evaluation. Grant project focused on digitizing the Esperanza’s roughly 500 VHS formatted videos of captured institutional history. Constructed an online resource page, collection finding aid, and developed access and usage policy.
Behind the Tower: New Histories of the UT Tower Shooting – Contributor
University of Texas Department of History, Spring 2016
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The collective work of eleven graduate students and one History professor at The University of Texas at Austin. In the Spring of 2016, students participated in a Public History course offered in the Department of History. Seminar students studied various methods and forms of public history. The final project focused on producing a public history of the mass shooting that Charles Whitman carried out at UT Austin on August 1, 1966.
Website Archiving Business Plan — Co-Investigator,
University of Texas School of Information, Fall 2015.
In a student led project, a group of graduate students in an Introduction to Electronic and Digital Records course investigated the best practices of preserving future versions of the iSchool’s institutional website. Documented the previous processes of archiving older versions of the website and drafted long term recommendations on how to implement future captures.
Hogar de Niños San Nektario in San Pedro Sula, Honduras – Photographer and Volunteer
Dog Meets World Photo Diplomacy Project, Summer 2010.
Dog Meets World empowers travelers to make real connections to people in other cultures, in essence to become photo-diplomats. A picture makes anybody a “somebody.” I traveled to Honduras to volunteer at a children’s shelter. I coordinated various activities with the children including art, photography, and English classes as well as coordinating sporting events.