2010-2011 Apprentice Museum Educators

Irene O’Hare is a Macaulay Honors College student at Hunter College with an Art History Major. Irene recently completed an internship with Friends of Channel 13 and was a Communications and Development Intern for the Girl Scout Council of Greater New York.  She was named Future Woman of Distinction by the Girl Scout Council of Greater New York in 2008.  After completing the AME program in May, she was able to go on a study abroad program in Germany over the summer. Irene is currently a Visitor Experience Associate and works at the front desk and gives school tours.

Amanda Bastone is a Macaulay Honors College student at Hunter College  double-majoring in Art History and Sociology.  She recently completed a law internship with the Glassman Law Group and in high school she was a public/community affairs intern for the Bronx Zoo. She currently works with adult clients as a volunteer for United Cerebral Palsy. She is interested in the role of art in society and how it can improve national and global relations. Since completing the  AME Program, she has been working as an intern at the Roosevelt Institute of Public Policy at Hunter College as a research assistant. Amanda is working on an image project, where she is responsible for finding and evaluating archival photographs of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Sara Roosevelt within the bounds of New York City and of their townhouse on 65th Street, which is the location of the Roosevelt Institute.  The Roosevelt House is looking to purchase the rights for some of the images and to use them in future historical and promotional publications and for future exhibits at the house. She is excited to be part of the development of a new institution and the creation of a future museum in New York City. Its multifaceted roles as a public policy institute, museum, public center, residence for professors, and place of corporate and public gatherings in the future makes the project exciting!

Ankita Mishra Since completing the AME Program in May of 2011, Ankita has continued to find fulfillment in pursuing a creative teaching career path. She graduated from The City College of New York with a BA in Art History and a minor in Creative Writing. During the summer, Ankita worked with Rubin Museum Teen Programs as an Assistant Instructor during 2, 1 month-long photography workshops in Teen Art Labs, called Transformative Treks. She  also participated in a 6-week Intensive at the William Esper Studio for Actors, and was a part of several experimental independent theatre projects. Ankita has been accepted into the school for their two-year program and intend to start in January 2012. Ankita continues to work at the Rubin Museum of Art as a Teaching Artist in School Programs.

Olivia Buscarino Since completing the AME program, Olivia spent her first summer in the city, and was hired as part time staff at the Rubin Museum of Art as a Visitor Experience Associate. She also took on an internship with the Metropolitan Museum of Art as one of six Teaching Corps Interns.  Currently in her last year at Eugene Lang, The New School for Liberal Arts, she is pursuing a double major in Education Studies and Visual Arts, while also continuing an internship at the Met, and thoroughly enjoying  work at the Rubin, interacting with visitors from all over and learning more about the collection.

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