2015 Gold Nugget: Melissa A. Carrillo
MELISSA A. CARRILLO
B.A. IN JOURNALISM, 1989; M.A. IN INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES, 1999
COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS
In 2014, Melissa Carrillo celebrated her 15-year tenure with the Smithsonian Latino Center Institution. UTEP’s Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (MAIS) program allowed Carrillo to further her studio work as a visual artist as well as empower her cultural studies expertise, leading her to an internship at the institution she has helped to expand to new audiences through virtual museums and web programs.