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Hello Everyone! My name is Aiyonna Aviles; hailing from beautiful Virginia Beach, VA. As a recent graduate from Norfolk State University c/o 2017, I majored in History with a concentration in African American and Latin American History. After many years of field research in undergrad, I am elated to have the opportunity to expand my knowledge through this fellowship at the Louis Armstrong House Museum.


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Greetings! I am Deja Nicole Patterson, a native of Jackson, Mississippi. I am a recent 2017 graduate of the illustrious Tougaloo College. I am delighted to be a Curatorial Fellow at The Louis Armstrong House Museum. I look forward to my future endeavors with this program!

Jayson Overby

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A recent graduate of Morehouse College, Jayson is a native of Cleveland, Ohio. His interest in arts and art history dates as far back as elementary school, and since then he has pursued a career in art history with a direct focus in curatorial studies. He has interned at both smaller and larger art institutions, thus giving him a great deal of experience to become a well rounded museum professional.

Sarah Rose

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Research Collections Manager at the Louis Armstrong House Museum.

Robert Wright

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Greeting all! My name is Robert Wright Jr.-- a recent graduate of Bethune-Cookman University, and current graduate student at Georgia Southern University. As an aspiring education professional, I am looking forward to researching and editing blog post covering Satchmo's life, history, and education.

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