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The Monarch Butterfly

A symbol of dignity and resilience

The Monarch Butterfly

​ Source for the above photo: Courtesy of Molly Adams, Flickr 

The Monarch Butterfly  

Join Gallery Interpreter Diana Sanchez as she shares the symbol of immigrant resilience and dignity—the monarch butterfly.


Diana Sanchez Headshot

Diana Sanchez (she/her) is a Gallery Interpreter at the Natural History Museum of LA County. She studied Art and Art History at UC Berkeley, but her heart lies in education. She believes that the best way to create positive change starts with educating and creating empathy between the people and things that traditionally have not had a voice. As a daughter of two immigrants from Mexico, she aspires to make every space she walks into more accessible to people of color and historically marginal communities. In her spare time you may find her drawing, sewing, or teaching her parrotlet to say new phrases.  ​