Southern Exposure's New Artists in Education Program Director, Maya Gomez
We are thrilled to announce Maya Gomez as Artists in Education Program Director, the newest member of the Southern Exposure team
Maya Gomez is an artist educator. She received her BA in Dance and Art History from UC Santa Barbara, and her Ed.M. in Arts in Education from Harvard University. As a child Maya grew up dancing with The Wooden Floor, a non-profit arts organization dedicated to empowering low-income youth through dance, academic, and family programs. She has spent her career working with youth in alternative education. As an undergraduate, she served as an intern at the Bower's Kidseum, developing curriculum for current exhibitions. Maya worked under a 21st Century Grant at the Orange County Department of Education as a site coordinator to support students as they transitioned back into public schools. From 2007-2014, she worked at the Bay Area non-profit Making Waves Education Program as an administrator, educator and mentor. While at Making Waves she was introduced to Southern Exposure and developed partnerships with several Bay Area non-profit organizations as well as colleges and universities. Most recently, Maya served as a Graduate Student Teacher with the Harvard Art Museums.