My name is Shaelyn Amaio, and I've been a public experience advocate since my days operating rides at an amusement park in Connecticut. I've worked in the cultural sector at museums and tourist destinations in the Northeast and the Deep South. In 2011, I earned my master's degree in museum anthropology from Columbia University, conducting research on the presentation of historical information in theme parks and world's fairs.
Currently, I am putting my experience in museum education, project management, and exhibition development to work creating novel public programming for a variety of audiences at the New York Transit Museum in Brooklyn. I recently moved to Norwalk, Connecticut, and am seeking freelance opportunities in content development/management, marketing/social media, and project coordination.
Drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org, especially if you're looking for recommendations for Montgomery, Alabama, or a tour guide for Astoria, Queens!
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I am a longtime supporter of the #ITweetMuseums initiative, which encourages museum professionals to tweet about their museum visits and experiences using their own unique voices and perspectives. You'll often find me tweeting about my museum escapades using the hashtag. I also participate in the Queens Museum's #EduTues chats on a regular basis, and have hosted several sessions of the weekly #MuseumEdChat held on Thursday evenings.
Here are some Storify summaries I have created or been quoted in recently:
#museumsrespondtoferguson: Museum professionals/students/professors took to twitter to discuss Ferguson and race || Twitter chat led by Aleia Brown & Adrianne Russell on 12/17/2014
#ITM_NoPix - Strategies for tweeting from/about an exhibition when personal photos are not allowed || Twitter chat led by @ITweetMuseums on 12/2/2014
Whose views do you represent? Museum professionals and tweets-my-own disclaimers || I'm still collecting responses! Weigh in!
Follow me on Instagram for the latest images from my adventures in Alabama and elsewhere.
My photos have been included in several press roundups, including the following:
"#ReclaimMLK: Activists Nationwide Follow In MLK's Footsteps To Protest Racial Injustice" || Huffington Post, January 19, 2015
All of my experience that's fit to print on one page.