AmeriCorps 2012-2013

I’m currently in my third term of the program interning at The New Mexico Museum of Art, as well as the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science.

At The New Mexico Museum of Art I was tasked with creating a gallery kiosk to showcase artists from the Alcove Shows. Alcove 12.0 included the work of 45 artists from across the state of New Mexico. Five new artists were exhibited every five weeks. The Kiosk would allow visitors to preview work from previous weeks. Throughout the remainder of the internship, I programmed various gallery interactives to include additional videos and/or photos for exhibits. I also designed templates to be used for events, as well as a redesign and style guide for creating  email blasts.

While at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science, I was able to revisit an exhibit I worked on as a student in 2011. As part of National Science Foundation funding, Emergence: A New View of Life’s Origins  exhibit was to provide educational resources and teacher materials. I redesigned the Emergence website and included a resources section. I also designed promotional materials. Promo materials and resources that could be placed on custom USB drives were mailed to science education teachers in New Mexico.

Overall, I think being able to gain experience in various institutions has prepared me for future employment.  My experience with AmeriCorps has been invaluable.

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