Adam Sawyer is an Assistant Professor of Teacher Education, Director of Liberal Studies Program, and Coordinator of Bilingual Authorization at California State University, Bakersfield. Professor Sawyer will assist in implementing teacher participation in professional development opportunities focused on digital mapping, family historical artifacts, and local histories throughout the San Joaquin Valley.
Reyna Olaguez is Executive Director of South Kern Sol, a youth-led media outlet that reports compelling stories about the health disparities that exist in under-served communities across Kern County. Youth journalists from Kern Sol News will participate in marketing and promoting public humanities activities to stakeholder groups.
Various cultural heritage groups across the San Joaquin Valley will participate as heritage interpreters for local landmarks, including the Friends of Allensworth, Filipino American Historical Society Delano Chapter, and Cesar Chavez Foundation.