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608-263-2246 | reception@chazen.wisc.edu

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Museum Staff


Katherine Alcauskas
Chief Curator
kalcauskas@chazen.wisc.edu

When I started: September 2019

What I do at the Chazen: As Chief Curator, I oversee the curatorial division in implementing the Chazen’s mission through its exhibitions and collections stewardship.

On Saturdays you'll find me: Sleeping in!

Insider tips for visitor: Entrance is free!

What I love about the Chazen: The way in which the museum is embraced by the university students, faculty, and staff, as well as the Madison community at large. It’s great to work at a place with such civic engagement.

My alma mater: Wellesley College

Last job before the Chazen: Collections Curator and Exhibitions Manager at the Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art at Hamilton College

Most hobby/pastime: Hiking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, yoga, and reading


John Berner
Preparator
608-263-3751 | berner@chazen.wisc.edu

When I started: August of 2019.

What I do at the Chazen: I get the art where it needs to be. Very basically we are the ones in charge of installing pieces, de-installing them, getting all of the galleries set up for exhibitions, getting the art in storage when it comes down… there’s a lot of little things, but yeah, pretty much we get the art where it needs to be.

Insider tips for visitor:  I’m still trying to learn the insider secrets myself! I’m a big fan of just finding one of the random chairs placed around the museum and sitting for a little while with whatever piece is there in front of it.

First memory of the Chazen/LVM: When my sister moved here for grad school about a decade ago the first place she took me when I visited was the Chazen. It was essentially my introduction to Madison and it definitely delivered. I remember walking across the bridge to the LVM building and realizing that there was an entire other building filled with art. I was blown away at just how large and diverse a collection this University museum had. It was amazing.

My Hometown: All over the Pacific Northwest. I spent the first 30 years of my life in Portland and Seattle and everywhere in between and outside of those cities. My heart still longs for a simultaneous view of the mountains and the ocean.

My alma mater: The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Go… uhh, art people? We really should have a mascot.

My creative outlet: If I’ve got the time you can likely find me in the wood shop or the darkroom. Either working on something weird or making furniture or prints for myself or family.

Most unusual job: Probably piecing together hundreds of thousands of little shards of stained glass to restore the windows of a church in Manhattan. Pretty much six months of puzzle building.


William H. Clifton
Visitor Services Assistant
608-262-9677 | wclifton@chazen.wisc.edu

When I started: September 2019
 
Insider tip for visitors: Keep up to date on all the events and temporary exhibitions through the Chazen website. There is so much here at the Chazen that's fun, educational, fascinating—and free!
 
My hometown: Though I have lived in many different states, as well as Sweden and a short while in Japan, I was born on campus and am as much a child of the UW as I am of Madison.
 
My Chazen moment: I love choosing an art piece and then trying to write a haiku about it, the artist, and/or the title. It helps me connect with and learn about all the amazing art. 
 
Person I’d most like to meet at the Chazen: The Dalai Lama
 
On Saturdays you’ll find me: If not working at the Chazen, then with my wife, singing, hiking in the woods, chores, re-writing song lyrics for humor, holidays, and/or political reasons, reading a book or newspaper, more chores or doing the Jumble.
 
First job: Serving School Lunches in 8th Grade (Confession: I took the job because it got me out of English Class 10 minutes early . . . Don’t judge me!)
  
My creative outlets:
 Writing haiku, re-writing song lyrics, “InkTober,” singing in the UW-Madison’s Choral Union, phone photography, and dancing.


Casey Coolidge
Visitor Services and Development Program Coordinator
608-262-9677 | ccoolidge@chazen.wisc.edu

When I started: May 20th, 2019
 
Insider tip for visitors: The reading niches on the west and south sides of the Chazen building's third floor are great spots to relax, contemplate, and watch campus moving all around you.
 
My hometown: Baraboo, Wisconsin! We're famous for our circus (though I think I only went once) and Devil's Lake (which to me feels most like home of any place on earth).
 
My Chazen moment: Getting to watch many of Alfred Hitchcock's films on the big screen in the auditorium. It's amazing what a difference collaboratively watching a film with a large audience can make; the silence of the tense moments is heavy and palpable, and the funny moments are even funnier with a full auditorium laughing along with you!
 
Person I’d most like to meet at the Chazen: Noam Chomsky
 
On Saturdays you’ll find me: Reading or working on projects at my favorite coffee shop, biking all over town, or cooking.
 
My favorite artwork at the Chazen: Meltdown by Ikeda Manabu! I love the intricacy, the tumorous artificial forms within the natural setting, and the tiny negative-space people abandoning ship on their paper-thin hang gliders.
 
Last job before the Chazen: Education Supervisor at Madison Children's Museum—going from a "please touch and play with the exhibits" museum to a "please don't touch" museum was a strange and interesting transition!
 
First job: Pianist at a small rural church.
 
My creative outlet:
 Poetry, ink drawing, electronic music, Chinese tea service, collaborative storytelling.


Maria Saffiotti Dale
Curator of Paintings, Sculpture, and Decorative Arts
608-263-4368 | msaffiottidale@chazen.wisc.edu

What I do at the Chazen: I am responsible for the care, use, preservation, research, interpretation, display, access, and growth of the museum’s collection of paintings, sculpture, and decorative arts. Working on temporary exhibitions in the Chazen Museum collection and from other museums or private collections is also part of my job.

When I started: December 1999.

Why I stay at the Chazen: Because I am passionate about museums and love sharing the stories of the works of art, which helps enrich people’s lives.

My Chazen moment: discovering that Vasari changed his mind in painting the body of the Christ Child in the Adoration of the Shepherds.

What I love about the Chazen: The architecture, both the Harry Weese 1970 Elvehjem Building and the Machado-Silvetti 2011 addition.

My favorite artwork at the Chazen: It changes every day, but some favorites are Pisanello’s medal of Lionello d’Este, Giorgio Vasari’s Adoration of the Shepherds, 1570-1571, Claude-Joseph Vernet’s Sunrise, 1759, and Johan Christian Dahl’s Moonlight on the Coast, 1852.

My favorite work of art outside the Chazen: One of the paintings I grew up seeing and always love to revisit is Leonardo da Vinci’s Portrait of Ginevra de’ Benci at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.

My favorite museum other than the Chazen: Very hard to pick one, but the Morgan Library & Museum, the Walters Art Museum, the Metropolitan Museum, the Museo Poldi Pezzoli, and the Castello Sforzesco Museums are among my favorites.


Tyler Dovenbarger
Administrative Coordinator
608-263-1025 | tdovenbarger@chazen.wisc.edu

When I started: June 11th, 2018

Insider tip for visitors: Take advantage of the free drop in docent tours on Thursdays!

Why I stay at the Chazen: Who wouldn’t want to spend their working days in a beautiful building surrounded by art with amazing people on the best campus ever?!

First memory of the Chazen/LVM: My first memory was coming to visit as an undergrad with some friends.  I recall being in awe of how big and beautiful the space was and the sheer size of the collection.

My hometown: Neenah, WI

What I love about the Chazen: Staring out of the bridge onto East Campus/Library Mall and the lake – it makes me feel like after graduating from UW Madison, everything has come full circle.  I work in this beautiful gem for the University I graduated from – I wouldn’t have it any other way!

My hobby/pastime: Karaoke!


Amy Gilman
Director
608-263-2842 | agilman@chazen.wisc.edu

What I do at the Chazen: Well, my husband and son call me the “big cheesy.”

When I started: September 2017.

My Hometown: Boulder, Colorado and Galveston, Texas.

My Chazen moment: I like to take a break between meetings (when I only have 15 minutes or so) and wander. I don’t try to check in with the whole museum, just find a place or a piece that arrests me, and then just look. Last visit landed me in the niche with the Beth Cavener rabbit, L’Amante. For some reason I had never noticed the fish pattern in all the patterns in the rabbit’s “skin.” How did I miss that?

On Saturdays you’ll find me: with my family, exploring Madison.

Last job before the Chazen: Deputy director, Toledo Museum of Art.

First job: waitress at Donna’s Downhome Diner in Galveston, Texas.

Most unusual job: I once had a job selling encyclopedias door to door…for about five minutes.


Lindsay Grinstead
Chief of Staff
608-263-3917 | lgrinstead@chazen.wisc.edu

Insider tips for visitors: One of my favorite views of Lake Mendota is from the bridge between our two buildings!

My Chazen moment: Having to stop my boyfriend from sliding on the railing down two flights of stairs in the Elvehjem building. It was a close call.

Person I’d most like to meet at the Chazen: I’d like to meet Jerry Seinfeld at the Chazen and ride around the galleries in a little car like he does in Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee but that probably isn’t allowed.

On Saturdays you’ll find me: On Willy Street grabbing a pastry at Batch Bakehouse, a coffee at Café Domestique and walking around trying desperately to pet other people’s dogs.

What I love about the Chazen: I love the collection, the buildings, and the community. To be situated so prominently on one of the best university campuses in the country is such a gift for the museum, and means that we’re always surrounded by the contagious energy of the student body—what’s not to love?

First job: Golf Caddy #1 (self-proclaimed) at the Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio.

My hobby/pastime: Cooking, baking, crafting, walking on frozen lakes with supervision.

Most unusual job: Mail fraud technician at the U.S. Postal Inspection Service (don’t ask).


Amy Guthier
Development Specialist
608-263-2495 | aguthier@chazen.wisc.edu

What I do at the Chazen: I oversee the museum’s internal development initiatives, grant writing, membership program and serve as advisor to the Chazen Ambassadors student programming organization.

Why I stay at the Chazen: I just love this place.

My Chazen moment: Every time I see groups of children here, some experiencing the museum for the first time, and hear the excitement and enthusiasm as they view the works on display.

On Saturdays you’ll find me with my family.

My alma mater:  UW-Stevens Point, The University of Vermont.

My favorite gallery and why: I love the Stephen and Pamela Hootkin Gallery and Terese and Alvin S. Lane Galleries because of the variety of works on display. I can walk through many times and each time notice something different.

My favorite museum other than the Chazen: There are a few: The Smithsonian Museum of American History, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Getty, The Museum of Science and Industry


Yong Li-Schauer
Visitor Services Assistant
608-263-2246 | yong.li@wisc.edu

When I started: Late August 2019

What I love about the Chazen: The Chazen Point of View! It is a philosophy that inspires me everyday. We are committed to meeting visitor expectations, allowing everyone from the community to interact with the museum in a more customized way. The Chazen is free and open to the public, and our colleagues look forward to hearing from all of you.

My alma mater: University of Wisconsin-Madison and Universiti Sains Malaysia

My hobby/pastime: Cooking, backpacking, and gardening

Last job before the Chazen: Circulation Assistant at College Library, International Orientation Assistant at International Student Services, and Program Coordinator at Office of Human Resources

Anything else you'd like to add: I am a big fan of campus internationalization and multicultural community development. I would like to meet with visitors from all around the world! Please stop by the Visitor Service Desk and teach me how to say hi in your mother tongue. Languages I can speak/understand are Hakka, Mandarin Chinese, Cantonese, English, Malay, and Indonesian.
 



 

Ale Nicolet
Director of Development
Chazen Museum of Art ∣ Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association
608-416-9094 | ale.nicolet@supportuw.org

What I do at the Chazen: Work with interested donors, alumni, and friends on behalf of the Director in order to advance financial support for the Chazen.

When I started: On my birthday, February 1, 2018!

Insider tip for visitors: Look for the beautiful wood and glass cabinet with accompanying stools on view in Gallery XVI, titled My Arcadia  by Martha Glowacki. You can, with care, explore the contents of its drawers!

Why I stay at the Chazen: To help ensure that this wonderful resource can grow and continue to serve the UW-Madison community and beyond.

First memory of the Chazen/LVM: Walking up the new building’s grand staircase and across the gallery bridge only to realize that the art continued even further!

My hometown: Milwaukee, WI

First job: English language teacher in Spain!

My hobby/pastime: Too many to count! My current focus is learning French.



 

Jenaille Northey
Visitor Services Assistant
Chazen Museum of Art ∣ Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association
608-262-9677 | jnorthey@chazen.wisc.edu

What I do at the Chazen: As a VSA you will either find me at the front desks or walking through the galleries. My fellow VSAs and I are here to welcome you to the museum, answer any questions you may have (or find the right person) and generally make sure your visit is the best it can be. Please don’t hesitate to say hi!

First memory of the Chazen/LVM: This is kind of embarrassing, but my first memory was back when it was only the Elvehjem building. I think I was in first or second grade and my art class actually had a show here. We all made these small beaded squares that then got patched together and hung in the Mayer Gallery. There was even a little opening reception and everything. My first-grade self-thought it was pretty epic!

My hometown: Madison, WI

On Saturdays you'll find me: Most likely cooking something and hanging with the fam.

My alma mater: UW- Madison

My college major: Fine Art

My favorite artwork at the Chazen: I really love El Anatsui’s Danu. Aesthetically and conceptually I think it is just stunning. Even the spot in was placed in the museum is just perfect.

Most unusual job: Oof…again, kind of embarrassing, but there was a hot second when I though I wanted to be a genetics major and I worked in a lab that harvested cow and pig oocytes (eggs). Basically, I had to suck up tiny little eggs from ovarian tissue. Interesting job, but it helped me realize I needed to switch gears.


Alyssa Lynch
Facility Manager
608-265-0184 | alynch@chazen.wisc.edu

What I do at the Chazen: As Facility Manager, I ensure that the Chazen is a safe home for visitors, staff, and our collection.

When I started: January 22, 2019

On Saturdays you’ll find me:  Possibly exploring small town Wisconsin or visiting a county park.

What I love about the Chazen: As a student, I always loved that the Chazen provides a calm place to relax in the middle of a busy campus and a hectic student schedule.  I always valued my time here, stopping over between lectures to decompress.

First memory of the Chazen/LVM: While my first memory of the museum was taking classes in the Elvehjem building, I still can’t believe how impressive it feels to walk across the art-filled bridge overlooking Lake Mendota and down the grand staircase into the Chazen lobby.

My hometown: I grew up in Manitowoc, WI but Madison has been my home for nearly a decade.

My favorite artwork at the Chazen: The Fall of Novgorod by Klaudii Vasilievich Lebedev is a piece that I’ve always been drawn to because of the raw emotion that it depicts.

My creative outlet: I love woodworking and dreaming up furniture to add to the list of things I’ll build one day!


Kirstin Pires
Editor
608-890-4469 | kpires@chazen.wisc.edu

What I do at the Chazen: I oversee the museum’s print and digital communications.

When I started: January 2014

Insider tip for visitors: Our opening receptions are the best!

On Saturdays you’ll find me: at the farmer’s market, on the lake, with my dogs, anywhere outside

What I love about the Chazen: It is the living embodiment of the Wisconsin Idea.

My alma mater: Carleton College (undergrad) and UNC-Chapel Hill (grad school).

My college major: Studio art: printmaking

My favorite artwork at the Chazen: This changes from time to time, but right now I’m obsessed with Lady Caroline Montagu.

Last job before the Chazen: Director of public relations for a Washington D.C. trade association.

First job: Cutting mats at Gallery 39, my grandmother’s art gallery and frame shop.

My creative outlet: knitting and spinning.

Most unusual job: Director of media relations for the men’s pro billiards tour.
 


 

Jamie Prey
Event Coordinator
608-265-3073 |  jprey@chazen.wisc.edu

When I started: July 15, 2019

Insider tips for visitor: Attend our events!  We put on several events a week, which are free and open to the public.  Whether you are looking to take a drawing class, practice yoga in the galleries, or are searching for a spot to listen to amazing live music, we have you covered.  Follow us on Facebook to stay up to date on all the events we have to offer.

On Saturdays you’ll find me: Spending the day with my family.  We love to be outside whenever it is possible… going on a walk, exploring the farmer’s market, or spending the day on the lake.

What I love about the Chazen: The Chazen is focused on enriching the lives of those in the community, and you can really feel that when you walk in the door.  It just makes you feel good!

My alma mater: University of Wisconsin-Madison…of course!

My creative outlet: Knitting


Adrienne Rich
Assistant Curator of Education
608-890-4456 | arich@chazen.wisc.edu

Insider tips for visitor: Don’t miss the fourth floor of the Elvehjem building: It is filled with terrors and wonders!

My Hometown: Annapolis, Maryland

On Saturdays you’ll find me: Either riding my bike on the lake loop or walking my bulldog (Giggzy) around lake Wingra.

My alma mater: University of North Carolina Asheville

My favorite museum other than the Chazen: Mutter museum in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. It is filled with historical medical oddities.

Last job before the Chazen: Public Programs Coordinator at the Bay Area Discovery Museum, a children’s museum nestled underneath the golden gate bridge.


Jose Seda
Visitor Services Assistant
608-890-4450 | jseda@chazen.wisc.edu

What I do at the Chazen: Our team is responsible for creating a welcoming environment to all visitors, offering museum guidance, and providing information to visitors.

When I started: September 2019

Insider tip for visitors: On the bridge between buildings, there is a stoneware by Hattori Makiko. At sunset the light will hit the stoneware and fill it with warmth. It’s almost as if the art comes alive, which is appropriate considering the tittle of the artwork is Hatching (Fuka).

My hometown: I’m from a cliff town in the southwest of Puerto Rico called Cabo Rojo (Red Cliffs). It’s a beautiful mesa covered in savanna and long, wide, winding roads that all lead to cliffs and beaches. To me it is paradise on earth.

My alma mater: University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez. “Antes, Ahora, Siempre, Colegio!”

My college major: BA, art history; grad work in museum studies

My favorite Chazen gallery and why: I wouldn't say I have a favorite gallery but galleries, plural. I am very fond of the artwork in the Terese and Alvin S. Lane Collection.

My favorite museum other than the Chazen: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, hands down.

My hobby/patime: Martial arts but mainly judo, tennis, drawing, comic books, scuba diving, knife smithing
 


Andrea Selbig
Registrar
608-265-1156 | aselbig@chazen.wisc.edu

What I do at the Chazen: I care for and preserve works of art; facilitate and manage the environment and movement of artwork; organize, digitize, and standardize intellectual property; provide physical and digital access to the collection; create and maintain order.

When I started: December 1999.

Insider tip for visitors: Don’t miss the Contemporary Glass and Ceramics gallery on the fourth floor of the Elvehjem building!

Person I’d most like to meet at the Chazen: Paul McCartney or Ringo Starr!

My alma mater: Proud UW–Madison alumna!

My college major: BA, art history; grad work in museum studies

My favorite work of art outside the Chazen: El Jaleo by John Singer Sargent. Its display in the Spanish Cloister at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is magnificent!

My favorite museum other than the Chazen: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston.

Last job before the Chazen: Assistant registrar at the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum in Lexington, Mass.; unusual collection tracing the fascinating history of the Freemason fraternal organization.

First job: Cashier and short order cook at arguably the least-charming pharmacy soda fountain.

Anything you’d like to add: I am the mother of two awesome kids (and a sweet mini dachshund) and I am an avid Beatlemaniac.


Emma Shore
Preparator
608-265-9406 | eshore@chazen.wisc.edu

What I do at the Chazen: I’m part of a team that’s in charge of installing new exhibitions, maintaining the museum’s permanent collection, shipping and receiving artwork, building pedestals, and a wide variety of other tasks pertaining to art. I love my job because there’s something different to work on every day. It keeps things exciting! 

My hometown: I’m from a tiny town called Mounds in Oklahoma. The population there is well under 2,000. 

On Saturdays you'll find me: Hiking, camping, baking new things, or just staying inside and playing video games.

My college major: I majored in Studio Art with a focus in watercolor and sculpture.

My favorite Chazen gallery and why: My favorite gallery is the fourth floor of the Elvehjem building. There are so many bizarre and fascinating ceramics up there. I’ve gotten the impression that it’s one of our least visited galleries so I’d like to give it some visibility!

Last job before the Chazen: I was an assistant preparator at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art for a few years before I started at the Chazen. I also worked as an assistant preparator at the Chazen for several months before getting hired as a full time preparator! Wow, I said the word “preparator” a lot there.

Most unusual job: For a while, I worked as a floorset crew member at a popular clothing store. Basically, the job entailed showing up when the store closed, taking down most of the clothing displays, bringing new clothes in, and setting up new displays. We’d often work until 5 a.m. and the entire job felt like folding other people’s laundry in the most perfect way possible.
 


Sara Skinner
Retail Manager
608-263-4171 | sskinner@chazen.wisc.edu

What I do at the Chazen: Retail Manager

When I started: September, 2018

Insider tip for visitors: Visit the store in the Chazen Café! We would love to see you and provide you with memories to take home.

My hometown: Twin Lakes, Wisconsin

My alma mater: UW–Madison

My college major: History

My favorite artwork at the Chazen: The Dali works

My favorite work of art outside the Chazen: Wanderer Over the Sea of Fog or Liberty Leading the People

My favorite museum other than the Chazen: Field Museum

Last job before the Chazen: E-commerce Manager for Wisconsin Historical Society

My hobby/pastime: Crossword puzzles and gardening

My creative outlet: Singing showtunes


Rebecca Strauss
Assistant Editor
608-263-5795 | rstrauss@chazen.wisc.edu

What I do at the Chazen: Assistant Editor

When I started: September 2019

First memory of the Chazen/LVM: I took a survey of Western art history in L140 of the Elvehjem building as an undergrad. I used my mom’s art history study cards from one of her art history classes (also at UW) that she’d taken when she was an undergrad here in the 1960s.

On Saturdays you'll find me: At the farmer’s market during the season. If it’s cold outside, I’ll be snuggled up with my dogs on the couch.

My alma mater: UW–Madison

My college major: BA in psychology; MA in journalism

My favorite artwork at the Chazen: I love Our Good Earth by John Steuart Curry because it reminds me of growing up in Kansas.

My favorite museum other than the Chazen: The Victoria and Albert in London

My hobby/pastime: Scuba diving

Most unusual job: Working the carnival circuit in Australia


Kate Wanberg
Exhibition and Collections Project Manager
608-263-2238 | kwanberg@chazen.wisc.edu

What I do at the Chazen: I prepare artwork and gallery spaces for display. I also provide assistance with facilities management, environmental monitoring, and the care of the permanent collection.

Why I stay at the Chazen: I love Madison and the UW, and the Chazen is an amazing resource that serves both of them.  

First memory of the Chazen: The first time I tried to visit the doors were locked. Luckily, that didn’t stop me from coming back.

On Saturdays you’ll find me: Biking around this beautiful town or at the dog park!

My favorite gallery and why: The Elvehjem fourth floor. This gallery has the most unique and evocative pieces.

My favorite artwork at the Chazen: The Question That Devours.

My favorite work of art outside the Chazen: Gerhard Richter, Breath (Atem), 1989 (Milwaukee Art Museum).

My hobby/pastime: Exploring nature in a variety of ways; hiking, biking, camping, canoeing.

My creative outlet: Creating elaborate Halloween costumes and gardening


Candie Waterloo
Curator of Education
608-263-4421 | cwaterloo@chazen.wisc.edu

Insider tip for visitors: Visit the fourth floor of the Elvehjem building. If for nothing else, to see some of the Chazen’s amazing glass holdings.

First memory of the Chazen/LVM: was when I came to visit for my interview. I didn’t quite understand the magnitude of the institution until I walked through the doors, and well, it was intimidating, but in a very, very good way.

Person I’d most like to meet at the Chazen: Beth Cavener. I would love to pick her brain about her process, especially to learn more about what she’s thinking as she manipulates clay like paint.

My favorite artwork at the Chazen: If I had to pick a favorite, it would be El Anatsui’s Danu or Sam Gilliam’s Pink Flutter, or anything by John Wilde. He’s so weird!

My favorite work of art outside the Chazen: is anything by Eva Hesse. I get goosebumps every time I see her work in person, regardless of how many times I’ve seen it before.

Last job before the Chazen: Assistant Curator of Youth and Family Programs at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts.

First job: Corn detasseling


James R. Wehn
Van Vleck Curator of Works on Paper
608.263.3722 | jwehn@chazen.wisc.edu

 

 

 


Kristine Zickuhr
Assistant Director for Administration

608-263-8143 | kzickuhr@chazen.wisc.edu

What I do at the Chazen: Budgeting, operations, security oversight, human resources, facilities management and planning.  I’ve been told “it’s the work no one else wants to do,” but I enjoy it.

When I started: July 2015

Insider tip for visitors: The museum is free! Visit on a weekday during the summer. It’s quiet and you can take your time wandering through the galleries.

My hometown: I’ve lived in different places, but consider Oshkosh, Wisconsin, my hometown.

On Saturdays you’ll find me: Hiking with my dog, seeing family and friends, working around the house, reading a book.

My college major: Anthropology/East Asian Studies and Art History with an East Asian focus.

My creative outlet: Garden design, Chinese brush painting, saving old furniture.

Most unusual job: So many choices. Military intelligence analyst, knock-off designer-perfume salesperson, archaeologist.


 
 
   
   
   
   

 

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