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An Interview with Samantha Mendoza, Herencia Crowdsourcing Intern

  Today’s interview is with Samantha Mendoza, an intern working on transcribing the Herencia: Centuries of Spanish Legal Documents crowdsourcing campaign at the Law Library of Congress.  Describe your background. I was born and raised in Auburn, Alabama. I come from a very diverse background as I am a first generation American on my dad’s side of […]

An Interview with Gabby Farina, Herencia Crowdsourcing Intern

Today’s interview is with Gabby Farina, an intern working on transcribing the Herencia: Centuries of Spanish Legal Documents crowdsourcing campaign at the Law Library of Congress.  Describe your background I grew up in southeastern Pennsylvania where I spent a lot of time in high school organizing voter registration drives, working the polls during elections, and fostering dogs. […]

An Interview with Nina Perdomo, Herencia Crowdsourcing Intern

Today’s interview is with Nina Perdomo, an intern working on transcribing the Herencia: Centuries of Spanish Legal Documents crowdsourcing campaign at the Law Library of Congress. Describe your background. My family consists of both Peruvian and Venezuelan backgrounds. I was born in Peru and immigrated with my family to Miami, Florida, as a young child. Having grown […]

An Interview with Jacklyn van der Colff, Herencia Crowdsourcing Intern

Today’s interview is with Jacklyn van der Colff, an intern working on transcribing the Herencia: Centuries of Spanish Legal Documents crowdsourcing campaign at the Law Library of Congress. Describe your background. In 1990, my parents immigrated from South Africa to Los Angeles, California, where I was born and lived up until moving to New York City for […]

An Interview with Naomi Welikala, Herencia Crowdsourcing Intern

Today’s interview is with Naomi Welikala, an intern working on transcribing the Herencia: Centuries of Spanish Legal Documents crowdsourcing campaign at the Law Library of Congress.  Describe your background. I was born and raised in Southern California, so the blend of cultures here has really impacted my life. Growing up with a Black mother and a Sri […]

An Interview with Matthew Nelson, Herencia Crowdsourcing Intern

Today’s interview is with Matthew Nelson, an intern working on transcribing the Herencia: Centuries of Spanish Legal Documents crowdsourcing campaign at the Law Library of Congress.  Describe your background. I grew up in Fredericksburg, Virginia (about thirty miles south of Washington, D.C.). I first became interested in history and Latin when my parents signed me up to take […]

An Interview with Erika Wesch, Herencia Crowdsourcing Intern

Today’s interview is with Erika Wesch, an intern working on transcribing the Herencia: Centuries of Spanish Legal Documents crowdsourcing campaign at the Law Library of Congress.  Describe your background: Although born in Bethesda, Maryland, I was raised in South Florida. I grew up 10 minutes from the beach, but I always felt drawn to the Washington, D.C., […]

An Interview with Aranza Obscura, Herencia Crowdsourcing Intern

Today’s interview is with Aranza Obscura, an intern working on transcribing the Herencia: Centuries of Spanish Legal Documents crowdsourcing campaign at the Law Library of Congress.  Describe your background. I was born in Mexico City and grew up in a border town called Laredo in South Texas. Being steeped in both Mexican and American values allowed me […]

An Interview with Emily Hausheer, Herencia Crowdsourcing Intern

Today’s interview is with Emily Hausheer, an intern working on transcribing the Herencia: Centuries of Spanish Legal Documents crowdsourcing campaign at the Law Library of Congress. She will be a panelist in our upcoming Lunch & Learn Webinar: A Conversation with the Herencia Crowdsourcing Interns.  Describe your background I grew up in a small town in Central New Jersey. […]

An Interview with Eliza Friend, Herencia Crowdsourcing Intern

Today’s interview is with Eliza Friend, an intern working on transcribing the Herencia: Centuries of Spanish Legal Documents crowdsourcing campaign at the Law Library of Congress. Describe your background: I am currently a freshman at Claremont McKenna College pursuing a degree in international relations and economics. I have lived all over the United States, but I am […]