JENNY GILLETT is an educator and actor with a strong performance background in puppetry and movement. As an educator, she focuses on teaching through the arts, and is especially interested in causes rooted in humanitarian work, world cultures, and social justice. She currently works as the Lead Early Childhood Educator at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan. Previously, she has held positions at the Skirball Cultural Center where she planned and facilitated the award-winning Build A Better World School Program, in Los Angeles Unified School District as a Teaching Artist through East LA Classic Theatre, at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County where she developed and presented educational curriculum using performance and puppetry, and at the La Brea Tar Pits and Museum where she operated a life-sized Saber Toothed Cat puppet built by the Jim Henson Creature Shop. In addition, she teaches kid’s yoga, is a proud member of Theatre of NOTE in Hollywood, and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Educational Theatre at New York University. jennygillett.com
ZOE SILVERMAN is a museum educator in Los Angeles. As Specialist for University Audiences at the Hammer Museum at UCLA, she designs and coordinates programs for student and campus audiences, including the gallery educator program, internships, student organizations, and class visits. She has worked as an educator and program coordinator at a variety of arts institutions, including the Skirball Cultural Center, the Bakalar & Paine Galleries at MassArt, and the Harvard Art Museums. Recently, she received her Masters in Learning and Visitor Studies in Museums and Galleries from the University of Leicester. In prior lives, she was a medieval historian and a high school teacher. These days, she is thinking about mindful approaches to arts education, social-emotional learning, and object-based instruction. She blogs (occasionally) at Wandering EMP.