2022 Mellon Foundation Native American Scholars Initiative Undergraduate Intern
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Alexis Scalese (Pueblo of Isleta) graduates in May 2022 with a B.A. in American Studies and a Five College Certificate in Native and Indigenous Studies from Amherst College. At Amherst College, Alexis worked with the Native Periodicals Collection and other materials pertaining to the Kim-Wait Eisenberg Collection of Native American Literature at Amherst College’s Archives and Special Collections as an Archives Student Assistant. In Fall 2022, Alexis will begin an M.A. in Museum Studies program at the University of New Mexico as an inaugural Hibben Museum Partner Fellow. As a Hibben Museum Partner Fellow, she hopes to work at Yonan An, Pueblo of Isleta’s cultural center to continue the work she began in Summer 2021 as an inaugural Intern-Archivist. Alexis is passionate about relationship-building, and community-centered cultural preservation initiatives and practices.