How did you get involved in EAL/LA?
One of the first ways I got connected to EAL/LA was through the APAL program. I was really impressed by the accomplishments of the Year 1 class. I knew EAL/LA was a group I wanted to be part of!
Magritte or De Chirico?
While nearly everyone can appreciate the importance of Ceci n’est pas une pipe, it’s De Chirico’s landscapes that can transport you to another plane.
Why do you think EAL/LA is a good resource for young arts professionals?
It is a combination of resources: networking, social gatherings, professional development. By making connections with other arts leaders while promoting development in our fields, we give ourselves an opportunity to truly grow as arts professionals.
Hirst or Koons?
Hirst. I like balloon dogs as much as the next person, but there is something striking about The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living—I’ve seen it in person!
What is your favorite experience with EAL/LA so far?
Being a part of the planning committee for Creative Conversations 2010.
What are your goals as Development Chair for the next two years?
As we work toward implementing our Strategic Plan, I hope to help EAL/LA secure the resources it needs to grow, flourish and thrive.
What is your involvement in the arts outside of EAL/LA?
I work at The Huntington Library.
Frank Gehry or Rem Koolhaas?
I appreciate the works of Frank Gehry for their own sake and because his works create a dialogue with their surroundings.
Give us a link to an artwork that means a lot to you and tell us why?
At age 13, I saw terra cotta warriors at the Guggenheim museum as part of the China: 5,000 Years exhibition. It was one of those “wow” moments where time seemed to stand still. I hope to be able to support these kinds of experiences for others through my work in arts administration.