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AFC Announces Monica Mohindra as Acting Director of Veterans History Project

The American Folklife Center is happy to announce that Monica Mohindra has been named Acting Director of the Veterans History Project (VHP).

Monica has been with VHP for over 16 years, and since 2010 has been Head of its Program Coordination & Communication section. Since 2008, she has had a hand in shaping VHP collaborations with many other organizations, including the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, the National Endowment for the Humanities, PBS/WETA, Ken Burns/Florentine Films, Craft in America, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and the U.S. Vietnam War Commemoration. Monica also coordinated the commemorative events for both the 10th and 20th anniversaries of the establishment of VHP, giving her a unique perspective on its history and legacy.

The spouse of a U.S. Navy veteran whose father and grandfather also served in the U.S. military, Monica was born in India, and raised in both India and the U.S.

Most of all, Monica describes herself as “people-focused,” and loves working with VHP’s stories and the connections they make among veterans and others.

The staff at VHP and all of us at AFC are confident that she is the right person to steward the Veterans History Project in the exciting time to come.

To find out more about VHP, and the many programs, collections, and services that Monica will be caring for, visit the VHP website at this link.

2 Comments

  1. Kristen
    June 8, 2021 at 8:34 am

    What an excellent choice! Monica’s commitment to VHP has already proven to be an amazing asset to the organization. The Library is lucky to have her.

  2. Dr.Christina Campbell
    June 20, 2021 at 8:48 pm

    I am a vet and published a book on healing trauma, both art and science through dance, music and poetry.
    Navy Nurse, Viet Nam era.

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