Jina Park has been selected as the 2011 recipient of the APALA Scholarship.
Jina grew up in Arcadia, CA, where she attended Arcadia High School. In 2004, she graduated from the University of California, Irvine with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Minors in Art History and Asian American Studies. She is currently studying at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Graduate School of Library and Information Science, where she has received a Certificate in Special Collections and is working towards a Master of Science. This summer, Jina supplemented her LIS graduate coursework through the Pratt Institute’s Paper Conservation study abroad program in Florence, Italy (organized by SACI (Studio Art Centers International)). In addition to her graduate studies, Jina also works at the University of Illinois Library’s Conservation Unit.
Following the completion of her degree in May 2012, Jina plans to pursue further study in the areas of Conservation and Preservation and hopes to find a position in a Special Collections Library or Museum Archive.
Thank you to our Scholarship Committee chair Heawon Paick and members Lana Adlawan, Tassanee Chitcharoen, Harrison W. Inefuku (2010 APALA Scholarship Recipient), Maria Pontillas, and Anchalee (Joy) Panigabutra-Roberts for their excellent work.