Katrina Gallegos is from Albuquerque, New Mexico, she attended the University of New Mexico where she was a Ronald E. McNair Scholar. As a McNair Scholar, she conducted sociolinguistic research via the shared musica folclórica of New Mexico and Northern México. In 2021, she graduated cum laude from UNM with a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish. Katrina then went to Baylor University for graduate studies and, in 2023, earned her Master of Arts in Museum Studies. At Baylor, Katrina was also a Smithsonian Institute Graduate Fellow in the Latino Museum Studies Program. She conducted research on the amount and locality of U.S. Hispano/Latino-serving museums, libraries, research institutes and cultural centers. Upon graduation from Baylor, Katrina participated in the U.S. Department of State’s CLS Portuguese program. In CLS, Katrina was a citizen diplomat who represented the United States in Brazil and studied Portuguese daily at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro. Currently, Katrina is the Regional Site Manager of Coronado and Jemez Historic Sites with the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs where she helps promote and educate visitors about the cultural complexities of her state’s people and history.



US Student Program – Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Award

Education: MA in Museum Studies, Baylor University

Field of Study: Teaching English as a Foreign Language

Project Title: “English Teaching Assistantship”

Host Institution, Location: Universidade da Madeira, School of Arts and Humanities, Funchal (Madeira Island, Madeira Archipelago)

Grant Duration, Starting Date (month): 9 months, starting in October 2024