FROM ARCHAEOLOGY TO DIGITAL MEDIA

Curiosity has led me down a path of discovery, from Mesoamerican archaeology to media production and creative direction for digital media in museums. Along the way I developed a passion to create experiences that explore new modes of interaction for museum visitors and the development of content-rich digital media relating to art, history, and anthropology. Inspired by mentors, I see every project as an opportunity to learn from colleagues and promote collaboration between cultural institutions.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

From 2011 to 2015, I worked at the The Metropolitan Museum of Art as part of the management team that restructured the Department of Digital Media as a holistic entity. I founded and led Creative Development, a design, content, and technology workgroup that specializes in public-facing digital experiences. This includes a range of products and strategic projects such as The Met’s flagship app, Audio Guide program (content production, operations, and technical systems), in-gallery interactive media, as well as digital design (UX/UI), and media production. My team also included the Media Lab, which explores the impact that technology can have on the museum experience.

The Getty MUSEUM

From 2008 to 2011, I was the Senior Media Producer at The J. Paul Getty Museum where I led the creative development and production of interactive media installations, documentary videos, and audio tours for special exhibitions and the permanent collection.

Terra Incognita

From 2004 to 2008, I was the Interactive Media Producer at Terra Incognita, where I produced interactive media, especially online exhibitions, for a variety of organizations such as the Library of Congress, National Geographic, Smithsonian Institution Museums, The J. Paul Getty Museum, and Indianapolis Museum of Art.

Museums of Mexico

Between 1998 and 2002, I worked in Mexico City developing touch-screen based interactives for museums and cultural institutions. In total I curated, developed, and deployed over 50 interactives across Mexico including at the National Museum of Anthropology, National Museum of History, as well as Archaeological Museums of Oaxaca, Villahermosa, Quintana Roo, and Campeche.

MESOAMERICAN Archaeology

Before my professional career, I studied archaeology at the National School of Anthropology and History (ENAH) in Mexico City. It was an extraordinary theoretical-practical education based on historical materialism, Latin American social anthropology and thematic interpretation. During the following four years I worked as a research assistant at the Instituto de Investigaciones Antropológicas (UNAM) where I carried out field work (geophysical prospecting and excavations) as well as subsequent analysis (archaeometry and data visualization) of archaeological sites throughout the Central Highlands of Mexico.

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