As an educator, I strive to foster inquiry, discovery, creativity, and life-long learning in children from grades K through 12.

I aim to incorporate my museum education background into the museum or classroom setting.


I'm a recent graduate from the Bank Street College of Education where I earned my Masters in Museum and Childhood Education. Prior to this, I earned my Bachelors from Brandeis University in English Literature and Creative Writing, with a minor in Education Studies.  I have worked in NYC public and private schools, as an educator at the New York Public Library, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Queens Botanical Garden. In addition, I have interned at Young Audiences New York and Yeshiva University Museum. 

Microsoft Word, Works, Excel 

Pages for Mac 

Microsoft PowerPoint 

Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn


Organizations & Activities
  • New York City Museum Educators Roundtable (NYCMER)

  • Emerging Museum Professionals 

  • Bank Street Alumna and Museum Educator Ambassador 



Museum of Modern Art
Assistant, Teen and Community Programs 

Dec 2012-August 2013 


  • Assist with the ten-week after school art program for teens In the Making and twenty-week Cross-Museum Collective

  • Assist lead educators with managing the class, student attendance, ordering supplies,responding to emails. 

  • Document each of the sessions and and upload photograps to online albums. 

  • Administrative: organize databases of student contact information, analyze and condense student surveys, respond to emails, keep inventory of art closets, attend all staff meetings. 



The New York Public Library 
Educator, The Division of Teaching & Learning
Jan 2011-Oct 2012 
  • Led tours of The Library building, tours of exhibitions and gave research workshops to school groups (K-12 and University level) 

  • Created and developed resource packets, guides, and curriculum materials alligned with the K-12 NYC Standards. 

  • Attended staff meetings, workshops, and conferences such as: WNET Celebration of Teaching and Learning and hosted the New York City Museum Educator's Roundtable Conference 2012 



Corlears School, New York, New York

Student Teacher, Third/Fourth Grade Classroom

Nov 2010-Jan 2011

  • Designed a unit on Chinese calligraphy to work in tandem with the social studies unit on immigration/Lower East Side
  • Assisted with classroom routines such as math, science, and homework preparation

Midtown West School (PS 212), New York, New York   

Student Teacher, First Grade Classroom

Sept 2010-Nov 2010

  • Designed and implemented a science unit on close observation of mealworms
  • Assisted with classroom routines such as morning meeting, read aloud, math, and social studies

BJEP: Sunday School on the Campus of Brandeis University

Co-Art Teacher

Spring 2008-Spring 2009

  • Created lessons and lesson plans, selected and organized art supplies to use when teaching
  • Led and assisted in weekly art projects that integrated with children’s core curriculum  (grades 1-7)                                                                        
 Queens Botanical Garden, Flushing, New York 

  Intern, Children’s Garden 

  Summer 2008

  • Worked with students (age 5-12) as they learned about the environment, gardening, and nature through hands-on activities both in the outdoor garden as well as in the classroom
  • Led students through art projects, journal writing, scavenger hunts, and other creative activities



Young Audiences, New York, New York
Intern, Program Department 

July 2009-Dec 2009

  Arts education organization that implements multi-disciplinary arts programming into    public schools

  • Worked on projects for staff, researched cultural institutions and museums for future partnerships
  • Attended workshops and meetings, observed arts residencies in public schools


Yeshiva University Museum, New York, New York                                     Intern, Curatorial, Arts Education

Summer 2007

  • Assisted in the office, maintained files, and did online research for future exhibits
  • Organized and updated list of catalogues, helped organize and maintain arts education studio


Great Neck Arts Center, Great Neck, New York           


Summer 2006

  • Assisted in the planning and opening of Cartoonist’s Exhibition, recorded into Excel all incoming artwork for exhibit and called cartoonists with any questions
  • Clerical: Reception, data entry, created pamphlets, invites, made and directed phone calls, answered questions, greeted guests  




World Music Program MusicUnitesUS

Independent Study/ Internship: Assistant to Director, Spring 2009

  • Sent emails to Boston area ethnomusicologists inviting them to current performances
  • Observed performances for elementary school students, attended music workshops and conferences
  • Wrote (in conjunction with Education Dept.) reflective essay on arts/music education focusing onMusicUnitesUs as example

Office of the Arts

Intern, Spring 2008

  • Curated and created The Art Behind the Portrait: Works by Artists Featured in the Carl Van Vechten Photograph Collection, an exhibit for the Arts and Culture Division at Farber Library.
  • Wrote and Illustrated an Original Picture Book for Children: Beatrice the Butterfly Visits the Rose Art Museum. Displayed in Exhibition Honoring the Rose Art Museum, at the 2009 Festival of the Arts.
  • Co-planned and wrote lesson plans for Children’s Art Pavilion at the 2008 Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts
  • Participated in discussion-based internship analysis course: discussed individual work on campus, role of art in society, attended campus arts events and performances


SKILLS: Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS), Online database research (especially for museums and libraries), good background in children’s literature and picture books, good knowledge of NYS Common Core standards.


Other skills and activities: Art (drawing, sketching), writing (fiction, poetry, editing); Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Pages for Mac


  • Student Member and participant of the New York City Museum Educator Roundtable (NYCMER) events

  • Museum Education Student Ambassador for the Bank Street Council of Students (COS)

  • Student Member of the National Arts Education Association (NAEA) and attendee of 2012 Conference. 


Bank Street College of Education, New York, New York     MS Ed in Museum Education and Childhood Education 

May 2012

  • Thesis Published to the Bank Street Library: Beatrice the Butterfly Visits the New York Public Library: An Original Illustrated Children’s Book, 2012

  • Core courses: Seminar in Museum Education, Museum-School Curriculum Development, Exhibition Evaluation and Design, Child Development, MoMA Practicum in Museum Teaching in the Galleries, Children’s Literature and Emergent Literacy, Arts Workshop for Teachers

  • Additional Achievements: Teaching Assistant for Museum-School Curriculum Development, 2011, 2 Week Trip to Costa Rica Rainforest (Teaching Science and Social Studies), 2010


Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts

B.A. in English and Creative Writing. Minor: Education Studies 

May 2009

  • Noteworthy Courses: Critical Inquiry and Analysis: Looking with the Learner in the Rose Art Museum, (K-5), History of Art 1945-present, Intermediate Drawing, Philosophy of Art, Theater, Literature and Film, Internship in the Office of the Arts and MusicUnitesUs.

                 GPA: 3.5 / Dean’s List 

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