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Meet the Remote DRD Interns (1 of 4)

Posted by: Jennifer González

This summer, the Digital Resources Division of the Law Library of Congress had the honor of hosting over 100 remote interns. Several of them worked on the Herencia project, and many more worked on other digital projects. Over the next few blog posts, we will highlight those remote interns that worked on the Data and …

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An Interview with Samantha Mendoza, Herencia Crowdsourcing Intern

Posted by: Stephen Mayeaux

  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 …

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An Interview with Gabby Farina, Herencia Crowdsourcing Intern

Posted by: Stephen Mayeaux

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. …

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An Interview with Nina Perdomo, Herencia Crowdsourcing Intern

Posted by: Stephen Mayeaux

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 …

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An Interview with Jacklyn van der Colff, Herencia Crowdsourcing Intern

Posted by: Stephen Mayeaux

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 …

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An Interview with Naomi Welikala, Herencia Crowdsourcing Intern

Posted by: Stephen Mayeaux

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 …

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An Interview with Nabila Buhary, Foreign Law Intern

Posted by: Kelly Buchanan

Today’s interview is with Nabila Buhary, a foreign law intern working in the Global Legal Research Directorate of the Law Library of Congress. Describe your background. I was born in Melbourne, Australia, and completed a bachelor of laws/bachelor of arts double degree at Monash University in Australia in 2012. I completed my practical legal training at the United …

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An Interview with Connie Chang, Digital Resources Intern

Posted by: Jennifer González

Today’s interview is with Connie Chang, a law librarianship graduate student at the University of Washington iSchool, who is completing a directed field work with the Digital Resources Division of the Law Library of Congress. Describe your background. I was born in Seoul, South Korea, then raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, from the age of two. …

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An Interview with Matthew Nelson, Herencia Crowdsourcing Intern

Posted by: Stephen Mayeaux

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 …