United States of America
Years in the field:
1 – 5 Years
Areas of Expertise
Outreach and Public Engagement, Research & Evaluation
I have a unique background that combines more than a decade of experience in multi-disciplinary research and evaluation with expertise specific to social practice in museum interpretation, education and audience engagement.
In 2002, I received a Ph.D. in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where one of my areas of expertise was statistical analysis and evaluation, such as survey research. In addition to academics, I have worked in university research centers and private consulting practices, leading projects relating to a broad array of social concerns across a variety of disciplines.
In 2018, after volunteering in museums for six years, I began thinking about shifting the focus of my practice. I have built my museum experience by working as an educator for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, as well as in the evaluation department at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. I am also just finishing a Master’s program in Socially Engaged Practice in Museums and Galleries through the University of Leicester’s distance learning program, which I chose because it connected the dots for me to take my research and evaluation background and apply it to my museum practice in audience engagement, interpretation and education.
My goal throughout has been to augment my evaluation skills and integrate them into the museum context to transition into a career in research-led best-practice for audience engagement.