Maritza Urquiza is a senior majoring in History and also completing the Public Service/Public History track. She will be a summer research assistant for the California Historical Society where she will be working with Professor Albert Camarillo and the California Historical Society staff on creating a museum exhibit about the life of Juana Briones, a significant nineteenth century California pioneer settler whose story has remained largely untold. Maritza is interested in the way that history is presented to the public and is eager to engage directly with the complex research and decision making process in creating a museum exhibit. She is also very interested in immigration history and present immigration issues. Maritza has interned at the U.S Department of Justice engaging with issues of immigration status and national origin discrimination in employment practices.