Member Spotlight:

Charissa

Charissa Ruth Freelance Educator

Charissa is currently working as a freelance educator at several institutions including the Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum, the Cooper Hewitt Museum, and the Brooklyn Public Library. She enjoys having so many opportunities to work with such varied audiences and ages! She believes that museums and other cultural institutions are truly inspirational spaces for every kind of learner and she enjoys sharing all the wonderful things she is learning about and teaching about through her Instagram account @lookwhereyagoin. She is also a graduate from the Bank Street College's Museum Education Program and University of South Carolina Honor College's Anthropology Program. Charissa is the coordinator for the Freelancer Peer Group. 

The 2017 NYCMER Conference was held on Monday, May 22, 2017 at School of Visual Arts.

 

This year's conference featured:

Keynote Conversation with Amy Bartow-Melia, MacMillan Associate Director forAudience Engagement at the National Museum of American History, and Laura Huerta Migus, Executive Director at the Association of Children’s Museums. Moderated by Esther Jeong, Diversity Business Partner at Google.

 

27 sessions and 10 poster presentations on a variety of topics including: access, internships, programming, school and community partnerships, technology, evaluation, curriculum development, and more!

 

Opportunities to network with friends and colleagues at poster sessions, peer group meet-ups, and opening/closing receptions.

 

Handouts and presentations along with a full video of keynote from the conference are shared on the resource section of the Member Zone.