Our student organizations – UAHA (Undergraduate Art History Association) and AHA (the graduate Art History Association) – play a crucial role in fostering a sense of community among FSU Art History students and faculty. In addition to fundraising and creating promotional materials, they host social events, lecture series, book sales, trips, workshops, and assist with hosting our annual graduate symposium. Here are the 2022–23 officers, and some of their plans for networking and socializing this semester.
The AHA Officers are all second-year students in the MA program in Art History at FSU.
Liv Gutierrez studies the Visual Cultures of the Americas. She was born and raised in Texas, and graduated from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth with a double major in art history and anthropology. This summer she interned with LeMoyne Arts in Tallahassee and worked part-time as an educator at the Museum of Florida History. She loves reading, baking, and her cat Peanut.
Serena D’Alessandro is from South Florida; she received her BA from the University of Alabama in art history with a minor in painting. Her interests surround Early Medieval cross-cultural relation and object portability, particularly between Byzantium, the Middle East, and Asia. Aside from art history, Serena enjoys cooking, her Nintendo Switch, and her cat Fern. Dominique Goden is an art history MCHS student currently participating in The Ringling Course, a one-year immersive internship at The John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota. Dominique’s research interests are Japanese language & culture and the history of fashion. Although she is not on the main campus in Tallahassee, Dominique is excited to participate remotely, assisting with administrative tasks, elections, and answering questions about the Ringling internships.
Samantha Fast (Co-President) is a senior art history major from Orlando, FL, minoring in museum studies. Sam is currently applying for graduate programs in the DC area and abroad, and plans to pursue a career in curation or exhibition design.
Caroline Haight (Secretary) is a senior art history major from South Florida, also minoring in museum studies. After graduation she hopes to carry over what she has learned at FSU into a fruitful career in archives or collections management.
Tessa Mahurin (Co-President) is a sophomore from Bradenton, FL, studying art history and business management and minoring in museum studies and Italian. She hopes to eventually study abroad, specifically in Italy, and to eventually find a career in museum management or arts administration.
Zoe Dobbins (Media) is a senior from Deerfield Beach, Florida, majoring in art history. Her ultimate goal is to work for an art department on films or for publishing companies.
Rounding out the UAHA board are Lucy Smith (Outreach), and Jacky Mateosky (Finance).