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Library Welcomes Junior Fellows to Summer Internship Program

Release Date: 25 May 2023
2023 Junior Fellows Program

Library Welcomes Junior Fellows to Summer Internship Program
Working Onsite and Online, Emerging Professionals Expand Access to Library Collections

The Library of Congress announced the appointment of 50 undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate students to its Junior Fellows Program on May 22.  Following three years of being conducted virtually in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s students will work in a new hybrid style, either remotely or on-site.

This year’s students are from 21 states and the District of Columbia. The group will work on 29 projects across the Library. These projects include: “If we Tweet, Will They Come?” “Effective User Research at the Library of Congress,” “Cine Latine” and “Black Press in Chronicling America.”

“Since its origins in 1991, this program brings stakeholders across the agency together along with our talented cohort of interns to create unique learning experiences and enduring value,” said Kimberly Powell, chief of talent recruitment and outreach at the Library. “Each year we learn from each cohort and make adjustments to improve the program. Library service units offer priority projects and talented project mentors and colleagues who ensure we broaden and extend access to the public. The impact of the work of the Junior Fellows to complete projects will widen a path of access to Library content for generations to come.“

Fellows also will participate in virtual professional development opportunities to enhance their skill sets outside of their assigned projects, interacting with program alumni and Library leadership through a twice-weekly professional development series to increase engagement with Library collections and develop skills for securing employment.

The cohort will present its most significant findings and accomplishments online to Library staff, mentors, and colleagues via an interactive session Display Day on July 19. The public will be invited to experience the online version of this virtual exhibition in the fall. The internship concludes on July 28.

Learn more about the Junior Fellows Program at For more information about internships and fellowship opportunities, visit

The 2023 fellows (with hometown and school) are:

Destiny Abercrumbie; Matteson, Illinois; North Carolina Central University

Pheolyn Allen; Dallas, Texas; Pennsylvania State University

Mateo Arango; Roselle Park, New Jersey; University of Maryland, College Park 

Sara Augustin; Rockland County, New York; Emory University

Callie Beattie; Richmond, Virginia; University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Kate Bennett; Salt Lake City, Utah; The University of Alabama

Karla Berrios; Kannapolis, North Carolina; University of North Carolina Wilmington

Abby Bingham; Suffolk, Virginia; Embry Riddle Aeronautical University

Easton Brundage; Jacksonville, Florida; University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Karla Camacho; Brownsville, Texas; Yale University

Noelle Charbonneau; Macomb, Michigan; Grand Valley State University

Lum Chi; Andover, Minnesota; University of Minnesota, Twin-Cities

Erika Cooley; Port Orange, Florida; University of South Florida

Abigail Cottingham; Kansas City, Kansas; University of Nebraska Kearney

Mark DeSantis; Chester, Pennsylvania; Cheyney University

Victoria Dey; Rochester, New York; Northeastern University

Nikki Dobbins; Southern Pines, North Carolina; The University of North Carolina, Greensboro

Emily Evans; Orlando, Florida; Davidson College

David Fiora; Cincinnati, Ohio; Indiana University

Jasper Forster; Plymouth, Michigan; University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Bailey White Foster; San Antonio, Texas; Texas Woman's University

Evangeline Gahn; College Park, Maryland; University of Maryland

Rosalia Garcia; Alice, Texas; University of North Texas 

Madeline Griffin; Knoxville, Tennessee; University of New Mexico

Sabrina Gunn; Sacramento, California; San Jose State University

Isabel Hernandez; Naples, Florida; Florida Gulf Coast University

Olivia Hewang; Los Altos, California; Wellesley College

Carter Jackson; Boston, Massachusetts; Boston University

Rob Johnson; Braintree, Massachusetts; University of Maryland

Yeji Kim; Hudson, Ohio; Yale University

Ester Luna; Washington, D.C.; Yale University

Amina Malik; Pekin, Illinois; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 

Hannah Meyer; Kensington, Maryland; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Natalie Miller; Arlington, Virginia; Cornell University

Courtney Murray; Buena Vista, Georgia; Pennsylvania State University

Lindsay Musil; Plano, Texas; University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign 

Elle Nicoletti; Los Angeles, California; Boston University

Madison Price; Brownsville, Texas; Emporia State University

Vierra Queen; Silver Spring, Maryland; Spelman College

Erica Quinones; Hagerstown, Maryland; University of Delaware-Newark

Amanda Roberts; Boonton, New Jersey; Simmons University

Suzanne L. Schulz; Woodside, New York; Hunter College, City University of New York

Savannah Scott; Salisbury, Maryland; Bridgewater College

Katie Senn; Green Bay, Wisconsin; University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Grace Shao; Buford, Georgia; Georgia Institute of Technology

Samiah Sudler-Brooks; Bear, Delaware; Howard University

Majestie Varnado; San Antonio, Texas; Texas Woman's University

Kara Watts-Engley; Loudon, New Hampshire; Simmons University

Hannah Whitaker; Gainesville, Florida; University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Alexandra Yaralian; Granada Hills, California; University of Maryland, College Park

The Junior Fellows Summer Internship Program is made possible by a gift from the late James Madison Council member Nancy Glanville Jewell through the Glanville Family Foundation and the Knowledge Navigators Trust Fund. For a third year, the program is also supported by an investment from the Mellon Foundation through the Library’s Of the People: Widening the Path initiative. 

About Of the People: Widening the Path
Launched in January 2021, Of the People: Widening the Path is a multiyear initiative to connect the Library more deeply with Black, Indigenous and other communities of color historically underrepresented in the Library’s collections. Supported through a gift from the Mellon Foundation, it provides new opportunities for more Americans to engage with the Library and add their perspectives to the Library’s collections. This work will expand the Library’s efforts to ensure that a diversity of experiences is reflected in our historical record and inform how we use those materials to understand our past.

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Media Contact: Deanna McCray-James,
Public Contact: Junior Fellows Program,

PR 23-051
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