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The Wolfsonian Metadata Squad

The Wolfsonian Metadata Squad are graduate-level FIU History students tasked with strengthening our knowledge about the museum's vast holdings. Through online fact-checking and networking with experts around the world, these research assistants verify and enrich Wolfsonian collection metadata while supporting our ongoing digitization efforts.

All Metadata Squad participants receive tuition waivers, insurance benefits, and stipends sponsored by FIU's Department of History. The students join weekly meetings with our curatorial team as well as a suite of enrichment activities including department talks, hands-on activities, and career readiness sessions that introduce future work options in the GLAM (Galleries, Library, Archives, Museums) sector.

The 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.

  • Members to Date

    Adriana Romero
    Brahim Almarales
    Chantal Amallares
    Crystal Garcia*
    Daniel Valladares*
    Denise Balbino
    Genevieve Rossin
    Isabel Sanz
    Jeannette Portuondo
    Jorge Paradilla
    Leonardo Falcon
    Margaret Merrill
    Meghann Chavez
    Rafael Portilla
    Ynes Moreno* 

    *2-year assistantships
  • Post-Program Careers

    Former Metadata Squaders have found employment with the following organizations:

    FEMA
    HistoryMiami
    Miami-Dade County Public Schools
    Miami-Dade Public Libraries