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Dumbarton Oaks Welcomes Summer Interns

Posted On June 17, 2015 | 15:04 pm | by meredithb | Permalink

On Monday, June 1, Dumbarton Oaks welcomed the arrival of twelve summer interns from Cambridge—nine Harvard College students, one master’s candidate in the Harvard Extension School, and two PhD candidates in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Selected from a competitive applicant pool, the 2015 intern class will work on a variety of institutional projects across several departments while honing their skills and gaining a greater understanding of professions in academia.

Katherine Borrazzo is a rising sophomore at Harvard College from Washington, D.C. She will work in the archives to create social media postings and web features related to the seventy-fifth anniversary.

Nathan Cummings is a rising sophomore at Harvard College from Mercer Island, Washington. He will work with the publications department to copyedit, design, and produce the 2014–15 Annual Report.

Hannah Firestone is a rising senior at Harvard College from Cambridge, Massachusetts, and a concentrator in the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality. This summer, she will be in the Image Collection and Fieldwork Archives, editing and transcribing oral histories and increasing their presence on ICFA’s website.

Elizabeth Keto is a rising sophomore at Harvard College from Chevy Chase, Maryland. She will join the director’s office as Public Programming and Outreach Intern, exploring the landscape of public outreach in D.C. cultural organizations and assessing Dumbarton Oaks’ potential contributions to the field.

Gigi Kisela is a rising junior at Harvard College from Cape Town, South Africa, and a concentrator in Visual and Environmental Studies. She will work in the director’s office as the Outreach Media Intern, creating video content for publication on Dumbarton Oaks’ website.

Eric Nemarich is a rising second-year PhD student in the History department at Harvard from Branford, Connecticut. Eric will prepare medieval Latin texts for publication in the Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library (DOML) series.

Yun Ni is a rising fourth-year doctoral student in the Comparative Literature department at Harvard from Nanchang, China. As a DOML intern, Yun will edit and comment on medieval Latin and English submissions to DOML.

Hope Patterson is a rising junior at Harvard College from Augusta, Georgia, and a concentrator in English with a secondary in Classics. Hope will prepare medieval Latin texts for DOML.

Samuel Shapiro is a rising sophomore at Harvard College from Bethesda, Maryland. Samuel will join D.O. as the Ephemera Acquisitions Intern to research, purchase, and catalog historic postcards and ephemera that are relevant to Dumbarton Oaks and to the three institutional areas of study.

Maggie Vo is a rising junior at Harvard College from Cambridge, Massachusetts, and a concentrator in Folklore and Mythology. She will spend the summer working on the Dumbarton Oaks oral history project, where she will research, conduct, transcribe, and publish oral histories of individuals who have been associated with the institution.

Alexandra Walsh is a rising sophomore at Harvard College from South Glastonbury, Connecticut. This summer, she will join the Museum team, where she will assist in entering coin data, rotating coin exhibitions, and compiling bibliographies for the coin and textile online catalog projects.

Hannah Yang is a master of liberal arts candidate in Museum Studies at the Harvard Extension School from Lakewood, California. She will assist the Pre-Columbian Studies team in preparing the forthcoming exhibition, “Maya Ruins and the Passage of Time: Stephens and Catherwood Revisited,” to be installed in the Orientation Gallery in the fall.