Lila Spitz received her undergraduate degree in American Studies from the University of Mary Washington. As an Arlingtonian, she has enjoyed visiting local historic sites and Smithsonian museums on school and family outings. This summer she was privileged to intern for the Education Department of the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage. She conducted visitor interviews at the 2016 Folklife Festival and compiled and interpreted their responses. Lila particularly enjoys learning about social and public history.