Congratulations to the latest class of Createquity Writing Fellows! You’ll be reading their contributions to the site between now and mid-June. Here is a bit more about each of them:
Tegan Kehoe is a museum professional, historian, and freelance writer with a passion for helping museums be vital to and fully engaged with their communities. She has also worked in a consulting firm that does strategic planning for nonprofits, and has a variety of connections to the arts scene outside of work, most recently through community theater. Her article, “New England Museums as Civic Institutions,” appeared in the Summer 2012 issue of NEMA News, the journal of the New England Museum Association. She also contributes to the blog of Museum Textile Services, and writes her own public history blog, Cambridge Considered. During her Fellowship tenure, Tegan plans to explore partnerships between arts and non-arts organizations in the local community.
Hayley Roberts has been a Program Associate at Open Society Foundations’ Campaign for Black Male Achievement since July 2010. Hayley started her career in the nonprofit sector as a Development Associate at the New York Historical Society, where she worked on fundraising events and initiatives which generated over $1 million for the museum. Following her time at the Historical Society, Hayley worked in the Participant Relations department at StoryCorps, where she managed the organization’s StoryBooth and StoryKit programs. Hayley received her master’s degree in History from New York University’s Graduate School of Arts and Science in 2010 and her bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University in 2006. Hayley will be focusing on the intersection between social justice, popular culture, and the arts during her time with Createquity.
Dan Thompson is a graduate student in public policy at the University of California, Berkeley, focusing on arts, climate change, and energy policy. Before going to Berkeley, Dan worked for the Capital Institute, a think tank focused on the role finance can play in environmental stewardship. He also worked for the sustainability program at Demos, a multi-issue policy think tank and advocacy shop located in New York City. He received a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Business from Boston’s Berklee College of Music in 2010. Dan intends to use the Fellowship as an opportunity to weave his varied interests together while considering the relationship between the arts and the public good.
Please join me in welcoming Tegan, Hayley, and Dan to Createquity!