Chris Dietz ’17 is a sophomore political science/philosophy double major with interests in art and economics. Born and raised in San Francisco, his love of the visual arts was stoked by frequent trips to the SF MOMA, de Young, and Legion of Honor museums. Chris enjoys his work as a student docent, particularly when small children come to the gallery. His tours of the gallery are often constructed around philosophical questions and themes.
Isis Lecaro is from Los Angeles, California, and is part of the class of 2018. Back in Los Angeles, she interned at a couple of media and art centers and created personal art. Isis plans to continue to pursue these interests at Vassar.
Josh Schwartz is a member of the class of 2018. He hails from Baltimore, Maryland, where he spent most of high school wandering the halls barefoot, planning Harry Potter Club meetings, or organizing his school’s gallery space. He’s excited to have the opportunity to become involved in a more expansive gallery.
Sophie Asakura is a junior art history major with an interest in Russian studies. This is her third year as a docent and she is excited to continue her work for the Art Center. She hopes to continue with museum work in the future.
Michael Cadenas is a film and economics double major. He enjoys studying environmental works and hopes to use art as a teaching tool for disadvantaged youths.
Stephanie Muir is a senior anthropology major and art history correlate. Born in Connecticut, she moved several times and considers Basel, Switzerland, and New York City her two homes. Interested in visual and material anthropology, she thoroughly enjoys conversing with visitors about art and culture. This is her third year as a docent.
Rosa Bozhkov is a sophomore Urban Studies major from Nyack, New York. She grew up in a family of artists, and spent many a weekend in the galleries and museums of New York City. This is her first year working as a docent and she looks forward to getting to know the collection better and spreading the word. She plans to integrate studio art into her major, and is taking painting, architectural design, and art history.
Sam Blanchard is a freshman, with varied interests from politics to art history to math. Hailing from the Bay Area, he loved exploring the museums and street art San Francisco and the surrounding area had to offer. Sam hopes to explore art in greater depth at Vassar, though he is unsure whether it will end up being his major or minor.
Alicia Lewis is a freshman from Bronx, NY. Though currently undecided, she will most likely continue her years at Vassar as a pre-med student with a major in either English or economics. She finds pleasure in working with others and teaching about the arts. Alicia also enjoys visiting art museums and her favorite is The Metropolitan Museum of Art. As a new docent, she looks forward to facilitating discussions with visitors.
Pilar Jefferson is a senior art history major with a Native American studies correlate. She is excited to be back at the Art Center after spending the spring semester abroad in India doing research on Bengali folk painting. This summer worked as the Alix Zacharias Intern at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in her home town of Amherst, Massachusetts. She can’t wait to continue sharing her love for learning about art with Art Center visitors this year.
Morgan Williams is a sophomore soon-to-be-declared art history major with a music history and chemistry correlate. Morgan is interested in pursuing painting conservation, and is also fascinated by the emotional introspection that art inspires.
Kryzel Bonifacio is a sophomore prospective anthropology major (with chemistry and art history correlates) from Bethlehem, PA. An aspiring museum professional, she is thrilled to be in her first year working as a student docent at the FLLAC. Her multitudinous interests include cartography, astronomy, hiking, and knitting. Two of her favorite things in the world are old growth forests and mangoes.
Alex Raz is a junior from Ohio. He is an English and political science double major with a correlate in film. This is his second year at the Art Center, and he also works as a student assistant on Vassar’s Creative Arts Across Disciplines initiative. After graduating Alex plans to pursue an MFA in poetry.
Benno Orlinsky is a senior philosophy major from Amherst, Massachusetts. He is the multimedia assistant for the Art Center. After school, he hopes to continue his work in the digital humanities.