I’m an educator, writer, art lover, as well as a museum enthusiast and life-long educator. I have a Master’s Degree in Education and Human Development with a focus in education technology. I have over twenty years experience in education, specifically in curriculum design, teaching, and creating learning strategies and dynamic learning experiences for learners online and face-to-face. Using digital technology and online learning platforms is an especially exciting part of my work; I use innovative technology with sound pedagogical principles. My clients have included education institutions and organizations such as The World Bank, Cal State institutions, K-12 schools, and various corporate learning and development departments.
Recently I've transitioned my work to museum and art education. I have a Museum Studies Certificate Program from Northwestern University, and I am working on a Master's of Modern Art History. I'm also developing a program to deliver engaging, relevant art experiences for 'real' people--experiences for people who don't think they like art or museums. Research shows most people don't see that art or museums are for people like them; I aim to change that.
My passion for arts education led to me starting a blog, Museums for Real. My goal for Museums for Real is to share and explore ideas on how to make museums dynamic places of learning, growth and enjoyment. It's geared to people who are interested in museums and cultural institutions as places of visitor-focused learning and experiences. There's much opportunity to make these spaces more approachable and guest-focused; my aim is to help in some way.