A couple of days ago, in the United States, was Thanksgiving. It’s a holiday that most people spend by reflecting on what they are most thankful for. Right now I am most thankful for my health. This past year was a struggle for me, especially my mental health. I spend most of last year focusing... Continue Reading →
Death Anniversary of Edgar Allan Poe
“Lord help my poor soul” (alleged last words of Edgar Allan Poe). Yesterday (10/7) marked the 173 year anniversary of Poe’s death. He has shaped my life in many ways. It’s because of him I fell in love with the study of literature and focused on it in college. May his writings continue to live... Continue Reading →
California Association of Museum Conference 2020
Thankfully for the second year in a row I was able to attend the California Association of Museums (CAM) yearly conference! Not only was I able to attend but this was the second year I was a speaker! I am truly thankful for this opportunity. This year’s conference theme was 20/20 Vision. This got me... Continue Reading →
Museums have an inclusion problem, meaning, many don’t feel welcome in museums. It’s tough to get into the museum field to begin with, lack of representation in the field and exhibits, and lack of accessibility. But many museums are trying to change. The Palo Alto Jr Museum and Zoo is redesigning their place to be... Continue Reading →
Who Am I
Who am I? What a loaded question and one I am still trying to figure out. But in terms of museums.... -I believe in the power of museums to change lives -I believe that museums can be anything and any where -I wish to have a career working in museums but right now that is... Continue Reading →
Improving Myself Professionally: May Day 2019
For those who are really celebrating, happy International Worker's Day! Also known as May Day. Growing up, May Day for me always had a kind of negative connotation since it was associated with communism. Though my political, social etc views are all over the place, there should be nothing wrong with celebrating the working people!... Continue Reading →
BHAG and Investing in Yourself
A couple of weeks ago the CEO of the organization that I work at hosted an All Hands Meeting to recap the 2018 year. He has been the CEO for around 9 months and so far during his tenure the focus has been improving the organization and getting ready for the next chapter of its... Continue Reading →
Why Museums? (Day 30 of Museum 30 Challenge)
One of the many reasons I love museums, and working in museums, is the power of inspiration museums have.
Dream Job (Day 26 of Museum 30 Challenge)
I have no idea what my dream job looks like let alone what I want to be doing in 6 months. I’m just going to keep working on growing as a person and learning new things for my career. Eventually all things will fall into place.
Exhibit (Day 24 of Museum 30 Challenge)
An exhibit begins to be taken down so a new one can take its place. If I was able to design an exhibit for the Computer History Museum my exhibit would focus on creators who are using the power of technology to help improve the lives of those who have disabilities. I would also love... Continue Reading →
Past 12 Months (Day 20 of Museum 30 Challenge)
Day 20: the last 12 months. Professionally, the last 12 months have been difficult for me. I have experienced setbacks at work but this quote has really helped me. These career setbacks are temporary and have helped me plan for my comeback. I can’t wait to see whats next.
Name Something Big (Day 16 of Museum 30 Challenge)
Day 16: name something big. -my ambition -my goals -my ideas -my standards for myself -how I want to change the world -how I want to change museums