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Art History Alumni News: Building Careers in Museums, Conservation, Education, and Beyond

Published September 5, 2023
Liv Gutierrez (MA ’23) joined the Crystal Bridges Museum of Art in August as Museum Educator. Overseeing several gallery and collection programs, Liv will manage gallery tours and develop talks, performances, and social events.
Krystle Stricklin (MA ’14) started a new position this summer as Assistant Curator of Photography at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Krystle received her PhD in Art History from the University of Pittsburgh. She is also an adjunct assistant professor of art history for the University of Notre Dame’s Washington Program, teaching an undergraduate course titled “The Art of Democracy: Museums and Monuments in Washington DC.”
This summer, Dominique Goden (MA ’23) participated in the Six-Week Introduction to Practical Conservation Program at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library. As part of her internship she researched African American fashion designer Ann Lowe, a topic she knew well since she had previously researched Lowe while interning at the Henry B. Plant Museum in Tampa. Dominique  continues to pursue experiences and opportunities in textile conservation.
Amanda Brito (MA ’23) started a new position this summer as Curatorial Assistant in Modern & Contemporary Art at the Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha, Nebraska. She is currently spearheading several projects alongside Phil Willson Curator of Contemporary Art Karin Campbell in preparation for the museum’s reopening in 2024.
Emma Driggers (MA ’22) has worked at the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens in Sarasota since graduation from the Museum & Cultural Heritage Studies program last year. This spring she was promoted to the position of Volunteer Coordinator.
Samantha Fast (BA ’23) returned to the FSU International Programs campus in Florence, Italy, this fall as Program Assistant.
Abbie Youngblood (MA ’20) started a new position this year as Digital Production Specialist of Jesuit Collections at Georgetown University Library. Abbie will be working closely with university archivists to digitize Jesuit collections integral to the founding of the university.
Segundo J. Fernandez (PhD ’18) is the guest curator of the exhibition Twentieth Century Painting in Iceland: Art From the Land of Fire and Ice. The opening reception will be held on October 12, 2023, 5-7pm, at the Gadsden Arts Center & Museum in Quincy, Florida.
Katelyn Donohue (MA ’23) started her new lab-based position as an Archeological Technician at the Southeast Archeological Center in Tallahassee this summer. Katelyn is working on backlog cataloging of archeological collections from the southeastern United States.