Park Profiles: Meet Francis French!

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Francis French is the Director of Education at the San Diego Air and Space Museum. His enthusiasm for aviation and space, paired with his passion for inspiring continued learning beyond the classroom, have been key to the success of the education programs and events available to visitors of all ages. 1.  How did you first get involved with the Air … Read More

Park Profiles: Meet Ira Bauer-Spector!

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Ira Bauer-Spector is the Marketing and Communications Manager for the San Diego Civic Youth Ballet. This year he received Friends of Balboa Park’s Betty Peabody Emerging Young Leader of Balboa Park Award for his contributions to fostering awareness for the arts and his dedication to the Balboa Park community. 1. Congratulations on being the recipient of the Betty Peabody Emerging … Read More

Park Profiles: Meet Alyssa Gardner!

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Alyssa is the Development Coordinator at the San Diego Natural History Museum. As a long time regular of Balboa Park, Alyssa combines her visitor services background and knowledge of the institutions to her new position at the NAT. 1. How did you first get involved with the Natural History Museum? I grew up participating in Junior Theatre, so I was always … Read More

Park Profiles: Meet Barbara Forsyth!

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Barbara is the first ever Senior Manager of Collections and Registration at the Mingei International Museum. Her passion for the art of design and craft, and dedication to its preservation and organization has lead her towards working at her dream institution. 1.How did you first get involved with the Mingei International Museum? I grew up in San Diego and first … Read More

Park Profiles: Meet Robyn Carlson!

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Robyn is the Operations & Programs Administrator with the San Diego Civic Youth Ballet. She has been an integral part of the Park since 2010 as both a volunteer and Park team member. Robyn actively attends events, programming, and groups throughout the Park. Her positive attitude and experience working in education and customer service make her an asset to Balboa … Read More

Park Profiles: Meet Janice Rougas!

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Janice is the Director of Human Resources at the San Diego Museum of Man (SDMoM). By aligning the museum’s internal initiative of World Peace Starts at Home with SDMoM’s mission statement of “Inspiring human connections by exploring the human experience”, Janice works to build an effective and supportive workplace culture for the museum. What do you like most about working … Read More

Park Profiles: Meet Christina Zakimi!

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Meet Christina Zakimi Christina is the Private Events Coordinator at the Japanese Friendship Garden. Her knowledge and love of Japanese culture, language, and art extend into the events she organizes in the Garden. With the Cherry Blossom Festival days away and the great increase in both private and public events at the Garden, Christina explains how she and her team … Read More