SAR-SPA Summer Intern
The Summer Policy Academy at the Santa Fe Indian School and the School for Advanced Research signed a memorandum of understanding in 2010 to support one summer intern at the Indian Arts Research Center. The purpose of the internship is to help students affiliated with the Summer Policy Academy gain work experience, broaden their perspectives, and introduce them to the museum field. The SPA and SAR are pleased to welcome Olivia Mermejo as their first summer intern.
Olivia Mermejo is from the Pueblos of Picuris and Pojoaque. She attended the Santa Fe Indian School and graduated in 2010. While in high school, she was a student athlete who maintained a 3.5 GPA. Running cross country and playing basketball were her highlights in high school—in her senior year, she was a state runner-up in cross country and also a state champion in basketball.
During the summer of her ninth-grade year, she interned at the Santa Fe Children’s Museum. She was in the Earthworks department and helped to maintain the gardens and feed animals. She also held programs in the gardens for the children. In the summer of her eleventh-grade year, she interned in Senator Tom Udall’s office, where she assisted with setting up meetings with Pueblo officials. She has also participated in other summer programs, such as the Summer Policy Academy and sports camps.Olivia Mermejo, 2010 SAR-SPA Summer Intern (3-D)
Now that she has graduated from high school, she looks forward to attending the University of New Mexico in the fall. She wants to major in the medical field but also explore many other disciplines. While in college, she wants to study abroad and experience the world. Her goal is to become enriched by as many cultures and experiences as she can and bring the knowledge back to her Pueblos and help her people.
While at SAR, Olivia will primarily be working on projects related to education and programming. She will also work on small projects in registration and collections management.
Sponsored by Leadership Institute’s Summer Policy Academy