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ARL/SAA Mosaic Program Fellows

Below are current and former ARL/SAA Mosaic Fellows:

 2018–2020 ARL/SAA Mosaic Program Fellows

Carolina Meneses
University of California, Los Angeles
Internship host: University of California, Los Angeles Library

Carolina Meneses is specializing in archival studies at the MLIS program at UCLA. A second generation Cuban-American from Miami, she studied comparative literature at Smith College where she focused on the intersection of memory, dance, language, and narrative leading to an internship with a dance company based in New York City. The experience was revealing to her as she grappled with the seemingly contradictory nature of capturing and archiving the essence of a performance. As such, Carolina is interested in creating solutions to the challenges surrounding dance and performance art archives so that they may successfully enter a national and international network of cultural exchange and distribution of cultural heritage documents. Even more so, Carolina hopes to look at these solutions and apply them to other problematic archives that have been backlogged or sidelined due to their perceived complexities, and through it resurface marginal, unpopular, and hidden collections.

Tomoko Shida
University of Toronto
Internship host: University of Toronto Libraries

Tomoko Shida is pursuing a master of information degree at the University of Toronto, with a concentration in archives and records management. She completed a BA in history and religious studies at McGill University (Montreal) and an MA in global studies at Sophia University (Tokyo). After returning to Canada for her teaching certification, Tomoko taught world history for several years to multicultural/multilingual students in Tokyo. Initially drawn to the archival profession through her impractical love of ancient history, she is now preoccupied with the practical and modern challenge archivists face with the proliferation of information produced digitally and published on non-traditional platforms. During her studies, she is especially interested in exploring government policies and global standards that regulate the management of institutional records, and in the future, hopes to be involved in work that promotes transparent disclosure of and greater public access to government information.


Jasmine Sykes-Kunk
Clarion University
Internship host: New York University Libraries

Jasmine Sykes-Kunk is a graduate student who is pursuing a master’s degree in library science (MSLS) with a concentration in local and archival studies at Clarion University. She earned a BA in communication with minors in Africana studies and fine art photography at the University of Pennsylvania. As an avid knitter and granddaughter of a quilter, Jasmine is passionate about finding the history hidden within handwork and crafts. She is interested in creating innovative opportunities for people to engage and utilize historical collections. Upon graduation, Jasmine hopes to find a position that will allow her to centralize and amplify the marginalized voices that have been historically eliminated from the archives. By pursuing a career in the archives, Jasmine is working to ensure that her children will see the cultural contributions of their community in their classroom lessons and historical institutions.

2017–2019 ARL/SAA Mosaic Program Fellows

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Nadia Clifton
University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill
Internship host institution: UNC at Chapel Hill Libraries/Wilson Special Collections Library

Nadia Clifton is a pursuing a master’s degree in library and information science (MLIS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, concentrating on archives and records management. She earned her BA in English with a minor in cognitive science, and her MA in English with a concentration in literature both from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC). As a founding member and past president of UNCC’s Early Modern Paleography Society, Nadia works with the Folger Shakespeare Library to transcribe Early Modern recipe manuscript books, which are an early and overlooked form of women’s writing. She is passionate about the information available in the intersection between digital and physical materials, and how the interpretation and value of texts contribute to constructions of self-identity. Her career goal is to work as a special collections librarian or archivist.

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Sandra Delaney
Simmons College
Internship host institution: The George Washington University Libraries and Academic Innovation

Sandra Delaney is a graduate student currently pursuing an MLIS with a concentration in archives management at Simmons College. Sandra received a BA in history from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. She is a Montgomery County, Maryland, native with a deep interest in the racial and cultural history of nearby Washington, DC. Her archival experience includes time volunteering at DC’s Charles Sumner School Museum and Archives, where she had the opportunity to aid in the preservation of historic materials from the city’s public schools. As Washington is especially renowned for its rich African American history, Sandra hopes to pursue a career in the archival field that would enable her to highlight and preserve the stories and inspiring accomplishments of DC’s residents of color. Her research interests also include music history and American race relations during the 20th-century interwar period.

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Julie Park
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Internship host institution: UCLA Library Special Collections

Julie Park is specializing in Archival Studies as well as Rare Books, Print and Visual Culture as a candidate in the MLIS program at UCLA.  She holds a PhD from Princeton University and BA from Bryn Mawr College.  A teacher of early British literature and material and visual culture, as well as author of scholarly articles and books, and recipient of fellowships to use the archives of different research libraries, she is looking forward to acquiring experience in a new field that is very different from, but also extremely complimentary to her existing area of expertise.  A specific challenge that intrigues her in archival management is creating systems of preservation, storage and access in which different media—text, artifact, and image or analog and digital—might be made to work together as an integrated whole while enhancing the material affordances unique to each.

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Ashlynn Prasad
University of British Columbia (UBC)
Internship host institution: UBC Rare Books and Special Collections and the University Archives

Ashlynn Prasad is returning to her hometown of Vancouver, British Columbia, to pursue a dual master’s degree in archival studies and library and information studies at the University of British Columbia. She is a recent graduate of the University of California, Santa Cruz, where she earned two bachelor of arts degrees in modern literature and American history. Ashlynn has a passion for books and preservation. As the descendant of indentured laborers brought from India to Fiji under British rule, she is particularly interested in diaspora communities and the potential for archives to provide displaced peoples with more understanding about their own histories.

2016–2018 ARL/SAA Mosaic Program Fellows

  • Itza Carbajal, University of Texas at Austin
    Internship host institution: LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections, University of Texas Libraries
  • Evelyn Cox, University of Oklahoma
    Internship host institution: Oklahoma Historical Society
  • Erin Glasco, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    Internship host institution: Roosevelt University Archives

2016–2017 Mosaic Program Fellows

  • Jane’a Johnson, San Jose State University
    Internship host institution: John Hay Library and Special Collections, Brown University
  • Michelle Peralta, San Jose State University
    Internship host institution: Special Collections and Archives, University of California, San Diego
  • Ayoola White, Simmons College
    Internship host institution: Boston College

2015–2017 Mosaic Program Fellows

  • Mohamed Haian Abdirahman, University of Texas at Austin
    Internship host institution: Human Rights Documentation Initiative, University of Texas at Austin
  • Maria Fernandez, University of Texas at Austin
    Internship host institution: Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection, University of Texas at Austin
  • JoyEllen Freeman, Clayton State University
    Internship host institution: Robert W. Woodruff Library, Atlanta University Center
  • Joyce Gabiola, Simmons College
    Internship host institution: Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center, Boston University
  • Hannivett Nabahe, University of Arizona
    Internship host institution: University of Arizona Libraries Special Collections
  • Crystal D. Paull, University of Texas at Austin
    Internship host institution: Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library, National Archives and Records Administration

2014–2016 Mosaic Program Fellows

  • Micha Broadnax, Simmons College
    Internship Host Institution: Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
  • Joanna Chen Cham, University of California, Los Angeles
    Internship Host Institution: University of Southern California Libraries
  • Adriana Flores, Simmons College
    Internship Host Institution: Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center, Boston University
  • Harvey Long, University of Wisconsin–Madison
    Internship Host Institution: Wisconsin Historical Society and the University of Wisconsin–Madison Libraries
  • Sara Powell, Simmons College
    Internship Host Institution: Institute Archives and Special Collections, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Libraries

2013–2015 Mosaic Program Fellows

  • Lauren Gaylord, University of Texas at Austin
    Internship Host: University of Texas at Austin, Benson Latin American Collection
  • Yvonne Ivey, University of North Texas
    Internship Host: George W. Bush Presidential Library
  • Daniel Johnson, University of North Texas
    Internship Host: University of Houston, Special Collections
  • Karen Karyadi, University of California, Los Angeles
    Internship Host: Getty Research Institute
  • Annie Tang, University of California, Los Angeles
    Internship Host: University of California, Los Angeles, Special Collections