Grad Project Managers

Jay Taber, Metadata and Digitization Specialist

Jay Taber is a temporary Metadata and Digitization Specialist for the Norwick Center for Digital Solutions. He began his journey in archives while obtaining his bachelor’s in Studio Art at the University of North Texas, working on the Kempner Project in the Digital Projects lab. He is excited to help out with the Voices of SMU Oral History project and support its growth. He enjoys knitting and crocheting in his free time. He is planning to obtain his Master’s in Library Science.

Dr. Jonathan Angulo (Class of 2023)

Dr. Angulo earned his Ph.D. in U.S. History with an emphasis on the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands. Prior to moving to Dallas, Texas, he lived in the Imperial-Mexicali Valley borderlands of Southern California and Northern Baja California. His research focuses on how borderland residents and immigrants forged new entrepreneurial opportunities via the undocumented economy in reaction to rigid immigration and economic systems of the U.S. and Mexico. Besides academia, he enjoys reading the news, working out, board games, movies, TV series, and cooking. 

Laura Narvaez, MA (Class of 2026)

Laura is a first-gen Ph.D. student at Southern Methodist University. She completed her BA and MA at the University of Texas at San Antonio, where she was a Nau Graduate Research Fellow and focused on twentieth-century Texas and U.S. history. Her research centers oral history as a methodology, focusing on the intersections of gender, race, and class in Chicana feminist activism and the Mexican Revolution’s impact on memory and Mexican American social movements. Laura enjoys DIY projects, classic sci-fi, long walks with her dogs, and fan fiction when she’s not busy being a historian.