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 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

Park Profiles: Meet Jennifer Padilla!

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Meet Jennifer Padilla Jennifer is the Director of Visitor Services at the San Diego Natural History Museum. She was the recipient of the Friends of Balboa Park’s inaugural Betty Peabody Emerging Young Leader Award. You were the inaugural winner of the Betty Peabody Emerging Young Leader in Balboa Park Award, congrats! What was it like to receive this award? Thank you! It … Read More

Park Profiles: Meet Daniel White!

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Meet Daniel White! Daniel is the owner and operator of “Daniel’s Coffee“, located in the Spanish Village Art Center. His coffee and specialty drinks selection, as well as great customer service reviews, has brought him and his staff members praise and a long lasting reputation of quality brew. How did Daniel’s Coffee get its start? When I was nineteen, I started working … Read More