Smithsonian Voices

From the Smithsonian Museums

Katherine Parrilla

Katherine Parrilla is a history student at Cal Poly Humboldt. As a high school student, Katherine interned for the San Joaquin County Historical Museum and Little Manila Rising. At the Smithsonian, Katherine interned both at the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center (APAC) and the National Museum of American History (NMAH), working to create the linked Smithsonian Learning Lab collection, as well as supporting item acquisitions. 


Undiscovering the Hidden Histories of California's Filipino Community

A Smithsonian intern shares her personal journey in research and preservation of the immigrant community history found within her hometown of Stockton, California