Harvard University. Museum Studies and Photography Courses, Cambridge, MA. 2002-05.
New York University. Steinhardt School of Art, Education, and Community Practice. NY, NY. 1993-94.
Tufts University/School of Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA. Painting and Printmaking, BFA. 1985-1990.

February 2018-Present
Special Projects Director (Independent Consultant)
Oceanside Museum of Art, Oceanside, CA.
Create art concepts and curation for Oceanside Hotel group. Create and manage budgets, produce client and artist contracts, manage client relationships.

January 2018-June 2018
Project Director: Spotlight Series (Independent Consultant)
Wonderspaces, San Diego, CA.
Create, implement, and manage a set of extraordinary, transformative, accessible, and inclusive pop-up experiences throughout the greater San Diego area in partnership with local artists, organizations, and businesses. Manage budgets, produce client and artist contracts, manage client relationships.

April 2017- January 2018
Exhibition Director
Wonderspaces, San Diego, CA.
Hired and managed 70+ staff members. Co-developed best practices for extraordinary Guest experiences including audience flow, signage, staff protocols and "Design Experience." Developed and implemented community outreach strategies and partnerships.

Lead Curator: San Diego: The Architecture of Four Ecologies
La Jolla Historical Society, La Jolla, CA.
Opening 9/21/2018. Commission and select artworks. Conceive and execute thesis, didactics, and exhibition essay. Manage artists contracts and technical requirements. Co-create related programming.

Film and New Media Curator, ArtPower Film at UCSD
Founder, ArtPower Filmatic Festival at UCSD
UC San Diego. San Diego, CA.
Founder and director of ArtPower Film program for UC San Diego. Founder and director for ArtPower Student New Media Festival and Annual Filmatic Festival. Curated multi-media, public art, and plastic arts. Created film related experiences including guest speakers, films, and interactive experiences such as immersive video and performance, virtual and augmented reality events, food and music. Created campus and community partnerships to foster educational opportunities through film screenings and film production. Collaborated with artists, scientists, filmmakers in a multi-disciplinary environment to present work at the intersection of science, cinema, and technology. Liaised with artists, performers and agents. Prepared and executed artist contracts. Managed budget for film and arts programming including the ArtPower Filmatic Festival and student engagement. Managed student staff. Built donor relationships for funding film programming. Designed and executed annual programming assessments. Performed monthly public speaking presentations.

Film Festival Juror
Oceanside International Film Festival (Short Films) 2011
San Diego Jewish Film Festival (Joyce Forum Short Films) 2015
UC San Diego ArtPower Student Film Festival (Short Films) 2008-2016

TEACHING: Photography and Multi-media Instructor
UCSD. Practicum (co-instructor): Multi Arts Management in Pedagogy and Practice. Spring 2016.
UCSD. Media Sketchbook. Fall 2014.

UCSD/High Tech High Media Arts. Practicum (advisor): Edgeland Futurism. Spring 2013.
UCSD/High Tech High Media Arts. Practicum (co-instructor): Filmmaking: Narrative and Authenticity. Spring 2013.
UCSD/High Tech High Media Arts. Practicum (co-instructor): Filmmaking: Narrative and Authenticity. Spring 2012.
UCSD Super Computer Center: Teacher Tech Series. Spring 2011.

UCSD Super Computer Center: Photoshop for Teens. Summer 2011.
UCSD Extension. Environmental Portraiture, Narrative Photography, Portfolio Building, Digital Photo 101, Portraiture. 2009-2016.

Managing Editor, International Organization
Harvard University. Cambridge, MA.
Produced peer-reviewed international relations journal, managed office and finances, directed freelancers, served as liaison between board members and editors, created and managed annual budget and editorial reports, executed monthly statistical analyses of manuscript flow, implemented and maintained web-based submission system for authors and reviewers, and designed and managed intranet.

New Media Producer
iVillage. NY, NY.
Edited video segments, designed and produced online interactive health and entertainment segments for major women’s web (, and managed New Media department.

Senior Editor, Health
iVillage. NY, NY.
Directed team of health information producers and writers for a major women’s web site (, wrote promotional pieces for health website, designed interactive tools, wrote and edited feature articles.

New Line Cinema: The Hub @ America Online (AOL). NY, NY.
Produced weekly web segments for various online “shows” such as Live Girl. Tasks included photo editing, creating interactive tools, writing code, and designing AOL pages.

Hachette Filipacchi. NY, NY.
Produced online segments for America Online such as Car and Driver and Popular Photography. Tasks included interactive content creation and photo editing.

New Media Editor NY, NY.
Produced weekly web segments for online “shows” for young adults. Tasks included web design, writing code and photo editing.


Executive Board,  A Ship in the Woods. July 2016- Present
Advisory Board, UCSD Extension Photography Program.2017-Present
Advisory Board High Tech High Media Arts. June 2016- Present
Advisory board co-chair, Outside the Lens. June 2014-2016

MS Office Suite, Adobe Photoshop, Premiere Editing, Lightroom

Calit2/QualComm Institute 2014
Calit2/Qualcomm Institute 2015
Calit2/Qualcomm Institute 2016
KPBS 2015
La Jolla Light 2016
La Jolla Light 2016
Riviera Magazine 2014
Riviera Magazine 2016
San Diego Reader 2012
San Diego City Beat 2014
San Diego Union Tribune 2008
San Diego Union Tribune 2014
San Diego Union Tribune 2016
The Independent 2015
Times of San Diego 2014
UCSD Extension 2013
UCSD Extension 2014
UCSD News 2014
UCSD News 2015
UCSD Visual Arts
UCSD Alumni Magazine

Why the Filmatic?
Powerline Magazine 2009 Interview with Filmmaker Alex Rivera
Powerline Magazine 2010 The Connection between Architecture and Cinema


Available upon request