2020-2021 Library Research Scholars & Adobe Scholars


2020-2021 Library Research Scholars

  • Kay-Ann Henry

    Year: Senior
    Major: Communication

    Project Proposal: An academic paper with a creative component to explore how the Caribbean diaspora used Afro-Caribbean religious practices as tools for liberation.

    Mentor: Amanda Moreno

    • Article in Teen Vogue by Kay-Ann Henry: Florida’s ‘Anti-Rioting’ Law Criminalizes Protesters and Creates New Crimes

    • News@TheU article on Kay-Ann’s project: Student focuses research on Obeah, a religion used by Jamaican slaves

  • Geethika Kataru

    Year: Sophomore
    Major: Political Science

    Project Proposal: A StoryMap or virtual exhibit to include dance performances and art as an exploration of pre-colonial Indian art and dance and the reclamation efforts to decolonize both art and dance.

    Mentor: Terri Robar

  • Valerie Truong

    Year: Junior
    Major: Biomedical Engineering

    Project Proposal: Data visualization project with an academic poster to spread awareness of common eye health problems and the need for accessible vision healthcare in Central America.

    Mentor: Thilani Samarakoon


2020-2021 Adobe Scholars

  • Ava De Leon

    Year: Sophomore
    Major: Marine Affairs

    Project Proposal: A digital presentation including live footage and digital graphics to showcase sustainability initiatives on the University of Miami’s Coral Gables campus.

    Mentors: Angela Clark, Vanessa Rodriguez

  • Taylor Washington

    Year: Junior
    Major: Industrial Engineering

    Project Proposal: Research on the factors in the creation of racially discriminatory policies in the United States, and an exploration of the lasting effects of these policies, shared in a TED-talk with an accompanying Adobe Spark site.

    Mentors: Lauren Fralinger, Vanessa Rodriguez

    • Taylor Washington’s “University of Miami Black History Museum” on ArtSteps: University of Miami Black History Museum

    • News@TheU article about Taylor’s Project: Undergrad creates virtual exhibition to celebrate Black achievements