Park Profiles: Meet Nicole Amaya!

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Nicole is the Museum Educator of Student Programs at The San Diego Museum of Art. She coordinates events and workshops for youth and educators. She has worked for The San Diego Museum of Art for 10 years, starting as a gallery attendant and contributing to the education department through various roles throughout the years before permanently moving into her roles …

Park Profiles: Meet Raúl Prieto Ramírez!

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Raul is the newest Civic Organist and Artistic Director of the Spreckels Organ Society. His passion, technique, and style range led him to be the search committee’s unanimous choice in taking the role as the 8th person in history to hold the title of San Diego Civic Organist.         When did you begin playing the organ and what made you decide …

Park Profiles: Meet Sidney Yin!

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Sidney is the Associate Director of Conservatory Programs with the San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory. Sidney’s programming has been extremely influential in music and arts education across San Diego. With commitment and perseverance, he continues to create a positive impact through his passion for music.     How did you first get involved with the San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory? …

Park Profiles: Meet Pandora Paúl

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Pandora is the Curator and Education Director at the San Diego Automotive Museum. Her knowledge and passion, combined with her interest in odd automobiles, have led to some of the most innovative and groundbreaking exhibits in the automobile world. How did you start working with the San Diego Automotive Museum? I was in a graduate program for Educational Technology at SDSU, and had …

Park Profiles: Meet Alyssa Thompson!

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Alyssa is the Museum Operations Manager at the San Diego Model Railroad Museum and a relatively new addition to the Balboa Park team. As a masters student at the University of San Diego, Alyssa is able to apply the concepts she is learning along with a different and fresh perspective to her role at the museum. 1. How did you …

Park Profiles: Meet Marisa Nolan!

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Marisa Nolan is the Operations Assistant at the Timken Museum of Art. She is relatively new to San Diego and Balboa Park, but her positive outlook, participation, and love for the arts has already cemented her voice. Marisa is also a new member of the Emerging Museum Professional’s Membership Committee, and is an active attendee of the OPOT Get-Togethers. How did you …

Park Profiles: Meet Alison Hendrickson!

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Alison Hendrickson is the Visitor and Volunteer Engagement Manager at the San Diego History Center. Alison’s proactive attitude and passion for history, paired with her ability to create meaningful connections whilst being open minded, allow her to create a positive impression on both guests and volunteers of the Center. 1. How did you begin working at the San Diego History …

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 …

Park Profiles: Meet Ranger Kim Duclo!

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Kim Duclo is a Park Ranger here in Balboa Park. He has dedicated a little over three decades to Balboa Park both inside and outside of the institutions, and has become one of the most recognizable faces of the Park. His knowledge and excitement for his work translates to the team members he meets, and the millions of visitors that come …

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 …