This fall we have some talented new interns. Read all about them below!
Kristen McCormick, School Programs Intern
I am a third year studying the History of Art and Visual Culture at UCSC. I am loving every minute of my time at the MAH! When I’m not at the museum, you can find me adventuring throughout Santa Cruz, indulging in chocolate sweets and having Lord of the Rings movie marathons. I consider myself a pretty nerdy person and I always love a good pun. I am extremely excited to be interning at the MAH this year and look forward to being a part of the MAH community.
Jana Youth Programs Intern
Hi I’m Jana, one of the youth program interns here at the MAH. I am currently a sophomore at UC Santa Cruz majoring in psychology and art. After school I am going to pursue becoming an art therapist. My hobby is to do crafts that involve getting messy and creative.
Eva Schewe, Youth Programs
Hi! My name is Eva Schewe and I am a recent graduate of the University of Oregon with a degree in History. I grew up in Santa Cruz and love being back near the ocean. Interests include eating burritos, reading history books that could be called “boring” by normal people, and memorizing Kanye West verses. Hope to see you at the MAH!
Jessica Varela, Photography and Video Intern
I’m a Film and Digital Media student at UCSC; I love cinematography, editing, & production design. I enjoy visually documenting events at the MAH because I believe collaboration is the most magical aspect of art. If you see me at any MAH events talk to me about Morrissey, Almodovar, classical string orchestras, green tea, or Adventure Time! (PS. This photo is actually a still of me from a digital short! I’m a non-smoker!)
Kelsey Mathews, Community Programs Intern
Hello! I am a number one fan of contemporary art, which has led me to help out with the exciting events at the MAH. My passion for art is equaled by my love for music, and you will probably see me wearing headphones more often than not. I came to Santa Cruz from Walnut Creek, California, and I am finishing my last year of college at UCSC with a degree in History of Art and Visual Culture. My other hobbies include watching weird movies and cartoons, drinking endless amounts of coffee and tea, making clothes, and crafting!
Maytal Gotesman, Youth Programs
I am a fourth year at UCSC studying art. I am stoked to be a Youth Program intern helping out school tours , because I love working with kids. If I’m not at the museum, you can find me painting with acrylics and doodling on my notes. My favorite food is raw fish: ceviche and sushi I could eat all day! If you see me at the museum come say hi!
Nolan, Youth Programs
I am a fourth year History major, and am helping out with Youth Programs and school tours. If I am not at the museum you can find me on UCSC’s campus, Cypress High as a TA, or just hanging out downtown.
Justin William, Photography and Video Intern
With a degree in anthropology and years of involvement with photography and other visual arts, one could say that I am interested in perceiving and representing the human condition, exploring and participating in interpersonal connections, and searching for the corners and margins of those things unfortunately named ‘unconventional’ or ‘different.’ But mostly, I like to sit and stare at the ocean and play with my cat.’
Sarah Buckius School Programs
Hi, I’m Sarah! I received an M.F.A. from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and a B.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. I enjoy teaching art to all ages and working on digital media projects, including photography, video, and installation. I am very excited to be interning at the MAH because of the participatory and inclusive nature of all of the museum programs.
Helen Aldana Free 1st Friday Community Programs Intern
Bananer Slug graduate in Philosophy and Art. One of my biggest struggles is writing a bio, but it causes me to ask one of life’s greatest questions: who am I? I am art and art is love. When I’m not at the MAH, I am cuddling.