Gabriela M. Landeros graduated from Humboldt State University in 2010 with a B.A. in History-Social Science Education and a minor in English Literature. Currently she is attending Sacramento State University where she is concentrating in historic preservation and museum studies in the Public History M.A. program.
Her discovery of the public history field occurred while she was an intern through the National Park Services’ Cultural Resources Diversity Internship Program in the summer of 2009. Through the program she worked at the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial in St. Louis, Missouri producing research which contributed to the uncompleted collection of “African-American Life in St. Louis, 1804-1865.”
In the summer of 2010 Gabriela gained additional public history experience as she interned with The National Public Housing Museum in Chicago, Illinois. During her experience at the museum, she was part of a team which taught a summer program the history of public housing to middle school students in South Chicago. She also contributed to the success of the museum by creating a curriculum for future educational programs relating to public housing life in Chicago, and in the nation.
Today she is a graduate student intern for the Secretary of State, Archives Department in Sacramento, California. Gabriela hopes to continue her success during and after the M.A. program where she can focus on urban American history within the scope of the public history field.