Congratulations to the 2019 SALALM Conference Attendance Scholarship Winners!

We look forward to welcoming Sandy, Flora, Milton and Elizabeth at the 64th annual conference hosted by the University of Texas at Austin.

Sandy Enriquez is a graduate student at New York University and Long Island University finishing up a dual-degree program in Latin American Studies and Library Science. She received her bachelors in Anthropology from the University of California, Los Angeles. She is President of the Runasimi Outreach Committee, which is a student-led organization working to promote the visibility and representation of Andean language and culture in NYC. In her spare time, she makes zines in Quechua/English/Spanish and participates in the Rima(y) Raíz Collective, which is a grassroots organization that aims to archive oral histories within the Andean diaspora.

Flora Lindsay-Herrera is currently a Library and Information Science graduate student at the Catholic University of America. She also holds a B.A. in history and Latin American studies from Harvard University and an MPhil from the University of Cambridge in Latin American Studies. Washington, D.C. born to Dominican-Irish parents, her travels and work throughout Latin America have included a Fulbright fellowship to Uruguay and field assignments on U.S. Agency for International Development – funded biodiversity conservation projects in the Andean countries and Central America. She is interested in knowledge management and data democratization.

Milton Machuca-Galvez holds a Licenciatura in Psychology from UCA, El Salvador, and a Ph.D. in Anthropology from Temple University, Philadelphia. He is currently working on his MI at Rutgers University and will graduate in May 2020. Milton has a 25-year teaching-mentoring-advocacy interdisciplinary career in a few U.S. higher education institutions, as well as administrative, collaborative and organizational development experience. In the future, Milton sees himself as a subject librarian addressing the present needs and future challenges in librarianship. He plans to use his life experiences, leverage his Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology and his interdisciplinary work to continue his enduring passion to contribute to the library and academic community, and his life-long mentoring with traditionally marginalized populations in supporting their aspirations.

Elizabeth Stillwell is finishing her Master’s in Library Science degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is the 2018-19 recipient of a Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship from Duke University, which she has been using to study Brazilian Portuguese and to complete the requirements for a Latin American Studies Graduate Certificate in addition to her Masters. Her research focus has centered on the intersection between library science technologies, digital humanities, and Latin American studies. Elizabeth has worked with the Latin American Librarians at both UNC-CH and Duke on digital projects for each institution.