Raíces Cultural Center is pleased to welcome Raíces Digital Archive intern Natalie Saldarriaga to our crew. Natalie is spending the spring semester of 2018 working on our collaborative exhibit to document the history of the Domboshava Project in Zimbabwe. She will also create her own mini exhibit or collection on the archive, which will be connected to her own family history. Natalie was referred to us through the Raíces Digital Archive Advisory Board Member Dr. Kristin O’Brassill-Kulfan. We are happy to have Natalie as part of our team, and hope that she will continue to collaborate with us after her internship to grow her own body of digital archive work in Public History.
Natalie is a fourth-year student at Rutgers University New Brunswick. She is working towards a BA in History and International and Global Studies. She is also part of Rutger’s chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, a national history honor society. As a student she has focused her research on minority groups in United States History. At the moment she is conducting research on the Puerto Rican immigrant journey to the US during the 1940’s. In the future she hopes to have a career in Public History, as her interests lie in reaching audiences who may not always see themselves reflected in the Western-centric recounting of History.
Welcome to the crew, Natalie!