2021 Leadership & Advocacy Fellow
VAM is honored to announce the 2021 Leadership & Advocacy Fellow - Whitney Zahar
Whitney is a museum educator at The Valentine Museum in Richmond, where she's worked since 2018. Through her museum career, she's also worked at Colonial Williamsburg, Monticello, MacArthur Memorial, and several historic sites. She has a Master's in Museum Education from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and a Bachelor's in Anthropology from Longwood University. When she's not in museums, Whitney is a world traveler, where she taught abroad in South Korea, Taiwan, and Ecuador. Whitney is a published writer of several articles, poems, short stories, and novellas.
Whitney will be assisting with the Community Conversations Initiative throughout her tenure with the goal of assisting the field with determining challenges facing the museum field and how VAM might help. Learn more about this project.