Teresita Lozano is a PhD candidate in ethnomusicology at the University of Colorado Boulder. A native of the El Paso, Texas – Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua borderland and daughter of Mexican immigrants, Teresita engages in music research that explores the relationship between music, Diaspora, and inherited memory in the construction of multicultural identities. Teresita has a strong interest in applied ethnomusicology, including civic engagement, public education and work in museums and archives. In 2013, Teresita was awarded a graduate fellowship at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., where she worked in residence as a Latino Museums Studies fellow conducting field work and music research for the Latino D.C. History Project. Teresita has presented several papers in the United States, Canada, and Mexico, including the Society for Ethnomusicology and forthcoming International Council for Traditional Music Applied Ethnomusicology Study Group in Nova Scotia. Teresita is an active flutist and vocalist at the University of Colorado and in the larger community. She has performed in a variety of ensembles, including world music (Mariachi, Japanese, African Highlife) and Early/Baroque music (flauto traverso). Teresita also participates in multicultural recording projects and has performed as a flute with local orchestras and community artists. She is currently a member of the Doina Romanian folk choir, as well a founding member of the Colorado-based traditional Mexican women’s ensemble, Las Dahlias. Teresita graduated summa cum laude from Baylor University where she studied flute with Helen Ann Shanley and was awarded the prestigious Presser Foundation Award in music performance and academia. She is an advocate for musical activism in the community, and utilizes her academic and performance background for diversity outreach, public education and human rights movements.