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The Wolfsonian Metadata Squad

The Wolfsonian Metadata Squad are graduate-level FIU students tasked with strengthening our knowledge about the museum's vast holdings. Through online fact-checking and networking with experts around the world—an experience that introduces future work options in the GLAM sector (Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums)—these research assistants verify and enrich Wolfsonian collection metadata while supporting our ongoing digitization efforts.

All Metadata Squad members receive:

  • A tuition waver
  • Insurance benefits
  • $9,000 stipend sponsored by their academic department
  • Access to our curatorial team and a suite of enrichment activities including department talks, hands-on activities, and career readiness sessions

Graduate assistants must maintain full-time enrollment at FIU (9 credit hours per semester) and commit to working 20 hours per week at the museum. Per FIU's academic guidelines, they cannot simultaneously hold any other position without written approval from the University Graduate School.

  • Members to Date

    Adriana Romero
    Bo Rodgers
    Brahim Almarales
    Chantal Amallares
    Crystal Garcia*
    Daniel Valladares*
    Denise Balbino
    Genevieve Rossin
    Isabel Brador
    Jeannette Portuondo
    Jonathan Klein
    Jorge Paradilla
    Joshua Wolf
    Lauraelena Guerrero
    Leonardo Falcon
    Margaret Merrill
    Meghann Chavez
    Rafael Portilla
    Shawbeta Seal
    Susana Perez
    Ynes Moreno* 

    *2-year assistantships
  • Post-Program Careers

    The Metadata Squad program was founded in Fall 2015 and boasts a 100% employment rate. All "alumni" have completed their degrees in 2 years or less and have gone on to enjoy successful careers in positions such as historic preservationist, art collection manager, and digital assets specialist.

    Former Metadata Squaders have found employment with the following organizations:

    Miami-Dade County Public Schools
    Miami-Dade Public Libraries