LIS Student Ellen-Rae Cachola Receives Prestigious Fellowship

Congratulations to LIS student, Ellen-Rae Cachola! She has been selected as one of 15 Fellows for the Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship for Diversity, Inclusion, and Cultural Heritage, which seeks to enhance understandings of multicultural collections among professionals, local community members, and the broader public.

In addition to being an LIS student, Ellen also works as an Evening Supervisor & Archives Manager at the UHM Law Library and lecturer for the Department of Ethnic Studies. She is the granddaughter of Ilocano plantation workers and is the mentee of Hawaiian demilitarization organizers. Through her work in libraries, archives, and instruction, she uses information to shed light on how systems of oppression, such as imperialism and settler colonialism, affect different communities, and stages opportunities for decolonial dialogue and intersectional organizing.

These Fellows were chosen from a highly competitive field of more than sixty applicants by a committee comprised of leading cultural heritage professionals. The selected fellows will work closely with a spectrum of multicultural collections.

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