Shiloh Soto

College Graduate Programs and Recruitment Coordinator

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(707) 826-5807
Gist Hall 125D

A graduate of HSU's College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (Environmental Studies '16), Shiloh Soto is thrilled to be back in Humboldt. She earned her M.A. in Interdisciplinary Humanities at the University of California, Merced and is currently a Ph.D. Candidate (ABD) at UC Merced where she's writing a dissertation on community-driven historical research methods. 

In CAHSS, Shiloh supports Faculty Graduate Program Coordinators with the full range of recruitment and retention activities from admissions and enrollment management to commencement and alumni relationships. She additionally supports graduate students through cohort-building activities and grant writing. 

Off campus, Shiloh is the proud parent of a hilarious, compassionate, and kind human who is being raised to be gently curious about plants and animals. Every so often, Shiloh finds time to learn about the various insects and plants who call Humboldt home. Currently, she is fascinated by Woolly Bear caterpillars, fuzzy bumblebees, and tiny wildflowers. 

Areas of Interest: 

community archives; critical race and ethnic studies; critical university studies; California history; labor history; race and place; critical public & digital humanities; community-driven research methods; open-source public history scholarship. 

Ph.D. Candidate Interdisciplinary Humanities: University of California, Merced
M.A. Interdisciplinary Humanities: University of California, Merced (2022)
B.A. Environmental Studies: Humboldt State University (2016)