Meet Your Hosts

 

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 an Educator at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, and as a Teaching Artist in New York public schools through Wingspan Arts.  Previously, she has held positions at the Skirball Cultural Center where she planned and facilitated the award-winning Build A Better World School Program, at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan where she lead the Museum’s Shelter Outreach Program for women and children from Win Family Residence, 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 holds her Master’s degree in Educational Theatre from New York University.  jennygillett.com

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 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.

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