Lena Mose-Vargas

National Museum of American History Digital Humanities Latino Projects Intern

Lena Mose-Vargas (they/she) is a senior at the University of Kansas double majoring in American Studies and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, with a minor in Latinx Studies. They are a Ronald E. McNair Scholar and hope to further develop their research at the intersection of digital humanities and Chicana history in graduate school. Born and raised in Emporia, Kansas, Mose-Vargas is especially passionate about Chicana history in the Midwest. Mose-Vargas is currently interning for curator Dr. Margaret Salazar-Porzio on the project “The First 100: 50 Years of Chicanas Changing History”, where she is designing the project website for the National Museum of American History. In the future, she hopes to earn her PhD in Latinx Studies and work in public history.