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Alumni Council MA in Visual Arts Administration

The Alumni Council of the Visual Arts Administration M.A. Program takes an active interest in the careers of its graduates. It is a group composed of nearly thirty mentors who work in the field and take special interest in placing students and graduates in internships, giving insider advice through information sessions and counseling, and helping all those who seek their expertise to obtain the jobs where they can succeed. 

Photo of VAA alumni at 2019 holiday party.

Visual Arts Administration alumni at the 2019 Holiday Party.

Alumni Council

VAA Alumni Council

The Council achieves its goals through educational, professional, and social programs and events with awards, scholarships, mentoring, and guidance for students and graduates of the Program.

The Alumni Council seeks to promote and further the status and visibility of the Visual Arts Administration program and its students and alumni and advance the field of visual arts administration. We encourage our alumni, both here and abroad, to remain in touch, keep involved with our ongoing activities, and offer new ways to support our continued efforts. 

Learn more about how you can be involved by emailing Vida Schreibman

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Please consider donating to the Visual Arts Administration Alumni Council so that they can support awards, professional development grants and scholarships.

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Alumni Council Leadership

Vida Schreibman, '88, Secretary
Adjunct Faculty & Alumni Liaison, Visual Arts Administration MA. Program

Sandra Lang, Faculty Advisor
Director, Visual Arts Administration M.A. Program

Kehui Pan, '19, President
Founder, K & W Creative Agency

Tritia Lee, '18, Vice President
Major Gifts Officer, New York Public Radio

Angelica Semmelbauer, '04, Communications Co-Officer
Art Advisor, Ellipsis Art

Emily Olsen, '18, Communications Co-Officer
Pre-sale Administrator, Science & Popular Culture, Sotheby's

Bradley Houston, '13, Treasurer
Senior Development Officer, Museum of Fine Arts - Houston, TX

Alumni Council Working Group

Marilyn Hernandez, '06, Past President
Managing Director, Lincoln Center Campus Fund

Alix Holloway, '10, Past President
Art Advisor and Appraiser, AH Arts, LLC

Sunny Ching Hui Wang, '11
Major Gifts Officer, The Whitney Museum of American Art

Danni Pascuma, '12
Studio Director, Derek Fordjour

Carli Beseau, '13
Vice President of Exhibits and Programs, Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation

Daphne Birdsey, '13
Chief Advancement Officer, The Clark Institute

Anna Burden, '15
Senior Designer, thelab

Lynn Koos, '15
Director, American Industrial Partners

Jessica Iannuzzi Garcia, '16
Curator, JP Morgan Chase Art Collection

Danielle Brock, '17
Consultant; Curator & Producer

Georgia Harrell, '17
Managing Director, Kahinde Wiley Studio

Sarah Stuby, '17
Senior Development Officer, Jewish Museum

Sandrine Milet, '18
Senior Manager, Communications & Marketing, The Rubin Museum

Maryam Ghoreishi, '19
Program Manager, Residency Unlimited

Stephanie Trejo, '19
Individual Giving and Events Manager, Queens Museum

Laura Busby, '20
Program Coordinator, Director's Office, The Whitney Museum of American Art

Alex Cott, '20
Corporate Development Department, Guggenheim Museum

Paulina Fuentes Loza, '20
Personal Assistant to Founders, Hauser & Wirth

Jing Cheng, '21
Assistant Curator, UCCA Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing

Isabella Caporuscio, '22
Manager, Academic Engagement, Guggenheim Museum

Special Projects Members

Barbara Handa, '97
Corporate Art Consultant

Erica Raven, '03
Director of Development, Primary Stages

David Strauss, '04
Project Lead, Bloomberg Philanthropies

Janice Monger, '05
President & CEO, Staten Island Museum

Stephanie Howe Jauch, '06
Financial Maintenance Lead, Artspool

Heidi Ihrig, '06
Senior Director, Philanthropy & Major Gifts, The Breast Cancer Research Foundation

Melissa Klein, '06
Executive Assistant, Exhibitions, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Lyn Hsieh, '07
Director of Programs, Asian Cultural Council

Alice Dow Walker, '06
Chief Business Development Officer, Art Processors

Sylvia Renner, '08
Associate Director, Affiliated Programs & International Funding, The Museum of Modern Art

Sarah Kennedy, '09
Assistant Director, Learning Programs & Partnerships, The Museum of Modern Art

Jenelle Patrick, '09
Founder, Doris Gold

Heather Pfister, '09
Director, Strategic Partnerships City & Transit, Los Angeles, Intersection

Noreen Ahmad, '10
Director of Communications & Marketing, The Morgan Library & Museum

Lauren Shadford Breismeister, ‘10
Executive Director, Voices in Contemporary Art

Stephanie Brown, '10
Program Officer, The James Irwin Foundation

Bradley Wright Ferrarini, '11
Director, American Friends of Musee d'Orsay

Olivia Davis, '12
Curator, The Montefiore Medical Center Art Program and Collection

Anna Harsanyi, '12
Assistant Curator, Community Engagement, Creative Time,

Miranda Valera Kozak, '13
Director of Development, Purchase College, SUNY

Kate Beach, '15
Director of Development for Student Success, University of Riverside, CA

MaryBeth Brown, '15
Interior Designer,  MB Sullivan Design

Roxana Vosough, '15
Membership Manager, The Fowler Museum at UCLA

Caitlin Farrell, '16
Custom Program Lead, The Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones

Stephanie Bokenfohr, '17
Manager Public Programs & Access, Vancouver Art Gallery

Javi Plasencia, '17
Program Manager, Museum Studies M.A., University of San Francisco

Juliana Steiner, '17
Independent Curator

Zach Nacheman, '20
Partner Strategy Specialist, Discovery Education