My name is Vincent Gonzalez, I am a first year Public History MA student at American University.
I am originally from southern California and moved to Washington, D.C. following my undergraduate completion in 2018. I earned a B.A. in History from California State University, Fullerton and began my career in D.C. with two congressional internships for Congressmembers before earning a permanent full-time position in Congresswoman Julia Brownley’s office. After 3 years moving up in the office, I made the decision to leave the Hill and pursue a career in history by accepting an offer to join the Public History M.A. program at American University. Shortly after, I accepted a position with the United States Capitol Historical Society (USCHS) where I currently work while attending part-time classes in the evenings.
As part of my graduate studies in public history, I hope to gain knowledge on how the USCHS can improve its digital presence and utilize resources afforded to me as part of this program. I also hope to access the vast network in public history American University offers to widen my knowledge of and network in public history.