TEAM

Current Contributing Editors


Contributing Editor
AFRICAN CANADIAN HISTORY
Kendra Campbell is a candidate in the Master of Information (Archives and Records Management) and the Master of Museum Studies programs at the iSchool. She holds an Honours Double Major B.A. from York University in Communications and in History with a focus on Blacks in Canada. Kendra is passionate about emerging opportunities for museums and archives to have a critical role in society. Her professional interests include societal provenance, museums and source communities as well as decolonizing museum practice.



JULIE DAECHSEL
Contributing Editor
CONSERVATION TIPS & TRICKS

Julie Daechsel is entering her first year in the Master of Museum Studies. She holds an Honours BA in History and English from York University and thoroughly enjoyed studying a range of historical periods and people. Her love of museums and art galleries stems from a childhood of visiting cultural institutions with her grandmother and later with her classmates. When not at the iSchool, Julie works part-time as an Information Services Officer and Instructor at the Varley Art Gallery and as an occasional Collections Assistant and volunteer at the Markham Museum. In the little free time that remains, she enjoys reading, knitting, and spending time with her family. 


Contributing Editor
HERITAGE MOMENTS
Previously OBJECT OF THE WEEK

Born and raised in Hertfordshire, England, Eleanor completed her BA in Fine Arts and English at the University of Waterloo, Canada. She is in her first year at the University of Toronto studying in both the Master of Museum Studies and the Master of Information (Specialization in Archives and Record Management) programs. Since early childhood, Eleanor has been very much in love with stories: hearing them, reading them, telling them, writing them, painting them, interpreting them - a passion for stories is the ribbon that ties her various passions - including museums - together. When she's not doing something with stories, Eleanor can be found hanging out with her husband and learning to cycle on the busy streets of Toronto.


Musings Administrator, Contributing Editor
GREATEST HITS and BEYOND TRADITION

Amy Intrator is a first-year student in the Museum Studies Collaborative Program with a focus in Jewish Studies. She earned her Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto with a Major in History and a Double Minor in Jewish Studies and English. Amy is passionate about sharing complex histories in museum environments and making those histories interesting and accessible for a diverse audience, including members of the community who have traditionally struggled to engage with museum settings. When she isn’t exploring every museum in this exciting city, Amy loves reading, watching films, and writing any chance possible! 


JENNIFER LEE
Contributing Editor
A MUSE BOUCHE
Previously RESEARCH COLUMN

Jennifer Lee is a second-year Master of Museum Studies student. Previously, she read for a BA in Classical Archaeology and Ancient History at Lincoln College, Oxford University, where she fell in love with Roman sarcophagi and feminist theory. Her interests include critical interpretive practice, theatrical performance in museal spaces, and interpreting the classical past. Outside of the library, she enjoys knitting socks, baking, tabletop gaming, and birdwatching (though not simultaneously). 




Contributing Editor
SHE'S MY MUSE 

Kathleen Lew is a first-year Master of Museum Studies candidate at University of Toronto’s iSchool. She completed her Bachelor of Arts (Honours) at Queen’s University, with a Major in History and Minor in Art History. Throughout her undergraduate degree, she enjoyed leading school tours at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre and singing in an all-female a cappella group. At the Faculty of Information, Kathleen is interested in exploring art museums, feminism, public programming – and how they all fit together. Kathleen is ecstatic to explore all the nachos, art, and opportunity that Toronto has to offer!


SADIE MACDONALD
Contributing Editor
EXHIBITION REVIEWS

Sarah "Sadie" MacDonald is a second-year Master of Museum Studies student. Originally from Nova Scotia, she has spent most of her life bouncing between Canada and the United States. She received a BA in History and English from the University of King's College in 2015. Sadie has experience in curation and collections management, and intends to bring her passion for storytelling and research into a career as a curator. Her academic interests include the history of American slavery as well as art theft and restitution. Sadie also enjoys knitting and doodling on any scrap of paper that sits still for too long.


KELLY MANIKOTH 
Contributing Editor
WHAT'S HAPPENING WEDNESDAYS 

Kelly Manikoth is a Master of Museum Studies candidate at the University of Toronto. She graduated from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelors of Fine Arts and Psychology. Kelly dreams of leading a travel-filled life, discovering how museums act as places of interconnectivity that collapse different time periods, geographies and cultures in a single space. She hopes to pursue a career in accessibility services, ensuring that everyone can enjoy the artefacts held in museum collections and the stories they reveal. When not exploring museums, she can be found sketching, reading or spending time with her rescue beagle, Jasper.


KRISTEN MCLAUGHLIN
Contributing Editor
MUSINGS ABROAD 
Previously CONSERVATION TIPS & TRICKS

Kristen is a second-year MMSt student. She completed a BA in archaeology with a cultural resource management certificate at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver. Kristen’s hometown is Grande Prairie, Alberta, and she spent her childhood at the local museum visiting the heritage village; because of this she is interested in small rural museums and their place in Canada’s heritage network. Kristen studied abroad in England and has undertaken archaeological work in Peru, Alberta, and BC. She is passionate about public archaeology, international heritage relations, and sharing the stories archaeology tells us with the public through interactive means, which ultimately led her to this program. Kristen likes playing her flute, staying up until 2 AM reading books, and traveling and taking photographs.


HANNAH MONKMAN 
Contributing Editor
BEYOND TRADITION 
Previously MUSEUM INNOVATIONS
@hd_monk

Hannah is a student in both the Master of Museum Studies and Master of Information (Archives and Records Management) programs. She grew up on the west coast of Canada and completed her BA at UVic with a double major in Greek and Roman Studies and Medieval Studies. Passionate about lifelong learning and the visitor experience in cultural institutions, Hannah is focusing her studies on the accessibility and interpretation of information (in all its forms) for present and future generations. In her spare time, she enjoys playing video games, immersing herself in nature, and pointing out cute dogs to anyone nearby.


KESANG NANGLU
Contributing Editor
OBJECT OF THE WEEK

Kesang is a first-year MMSt student. Born and raised in Toronto, she completed her BFA at OCAD University majoring in Drawing and Painting and minoring in Art History. It was during her third year studies in Florence that a close engagement with works of the Italian Renaissance solidified her desire to further explore historical and museological studies. An artist herself, she is most concerned with galleries themselves and their efficacy in providing artists with the means to share their work with the public — and particularly, how alternative art spaces and practices act in resistance against these prevailing institutions.


KATIE PAOLOZZA
Contributing Editor
GHOSTS OF TORONTO'S PAST 
Previously COLLECTIONS CORNER, GREATEST HITS

Katie is a second year Master of Museum Studies Candidate. She graduated with an Honours BA in English and History from the University of Toronto, and is an all-around nerd. She plans to focus her degree (and eventually her career) in collections, so she is thrilled to be a contributing editor for the Collections Corner as well as the Greatest Hits column. At U of T she has been involved in the Hart House Literary and Library Committee, and its sub-committee the Writers' Co-op. Her love of writing and storytelling led her to enroll in the Book History and Print Culture collaborative program. Katie is a big film buff, armchair television critic, and English Literature enthusiast. She finds it difficult to watch movies and TV without looking up their corresponding reviews on the A.V. Club.

Contributing Editor
SEW WHAT
Previously THROWBACK THURSDAY
@JessicaSven

Jessica Svenningson is a second-year MMSt student interested in specializing in curatorial research and front of house PR. After getting a degree in archaeology she flew herself off to South Korea for 2.5 years to develop her professional skills as an ESL teacher, making a few notable pit stops along the way in Japan, Nepal, China, Hong Kong and Malaysia to name a few. Her interest in the material arts has lead her to personal research in the anthro-pological interaction of makeup and the psyche, and how it relates to the identity of drag queens and the everyday individual.



LANA TRAN
Contributing Editor
RESEARCH COLUMN

Lana Tran is a first-year Master of Museum Studies student at the University of Toronto. After completing her undergraduate research in palaeontology at the Royal Ontario Museum, Lana re-contextualised her museum practice with the artist-run community centre 3331 Arts Chiyoda (Tokyo), where she oversaw cultural exchange programs and exhibitions. Lana's current interest in ecomuseology addresses natural and heritage conservation, translocal interaction, and implications for sustainable communities. She currently works with the new Center for the Study of Global Japan, Munk School of Global Affairs. (Photo credit: Nik van der Giesen)

Contributing Editor
BEYOND TRADITION 
Previously WHAT'S HAPPENING WEDNESDAYS
@emilykwelsh

Emily is a first year Master of Museum Studies student. Emily grew up in Bancroft, Ontario and received a BSCH degree from Queen’s University with a major in Life Sciences and a minor in Classics. After participating in an archaeological excavation at an Etruscan site in Italy, she decided to pursue a degree at the iSchool to explore her interests in material culture. She is currently interested in collections management and public education in science centres. When not exploring museums and heritage sites, Emily enjoys reading, golfing, baking and cheering on the Blue Jays.



KATLYN WOODER
Contributing Editor
COLLECTIONS CORNER


Katlyn Wooder is an MMSt student at the University of Toronto whose undergraduate areas of study were Art History, Rhetoric, and English. She is an avid art lover who has volunteered her time to multiple Toronto art galleries. She actively looks for opportunities to see new contemporary art emerge in and on the streets of Toronto and the wider art community.





SERENA YPELAAR
Editor-in-Chief
MUSEUM MYSTERIES
Previously THROWBACK THURSDAY

Serena is a second-year student in the Master of Museum Studies program. Born and raised in Toronto, she earned an Honours BA in History and English Literature from the University of Ottawa. Serena spent her formative years visiting museums and heritage sites with her family, which fostered her ambition to pursue a museum career. Having explored museums and historic sites across North America and in London, England, Serena is particularly interested in the ways in which interpretation brings the past to life. When she’s not wandering through a museum, Serena enjoys reading, travelling, rock concerts, and writing historical fiction.


LEORE ZECHARIA
Contributing Editor
THROWBACK THURSDAY


Leore Zecharia is a second-year MMSt student doing a collaborative degree with the centre for Jewish Studies. Leore comes from an anthropology background, where she developed a love for culture, and the many ways it is expressed. Working in a museum has been Leore’s dream since high school and she is excited to share her love of museums with you. 





Contributing Editor
EXHIBITION REVIEWS
Previously WALK OF FAME
@julia_zungri

Julia is a second year Master of Museum Studies student. She graduated from the University of Toronto with an Honours BA in English and History and received a Masters in History at McMaster University. Her obsession with history and learning about different cultures has led to her passion for traveling around the globe. It is a must while traveling to visit museums and historical sites- and she is not done yet! Julia is excited to see how she can incorporate her historical interests in a museum setting as an educational tool for different generations. While not looking for new adventures to travel or visit museums, Julia enjoys baking (and eating), reading, playing soccer, and anything animal related!


Former Contributing Editors

Contributing Editor, Internship Check-In Column Summer 2015; MMSt Student 2014-2016 

Co-Editor, 2012-2013; MMSt Student 2012-2014

ANYA BAKER
Contributing Editor, Sew What Column 2014/2015; MMSt Student 2014-2015

AMANDA BARBOSA
Contributing Editor, Walk of Fame Column 2015/2016, MMSt Student 2015-2017

AURORA CACIOPPO
Contributing Editor, The Grad School Guide Column Summer 2017; MMSt Student 2016-2018

TABITHA CHAN
Musings Administrator, Contributing Editor, Exhibition Reviews, Internship Check-In Columns; MMSt Student 2016-2018

Musings Editor-in-Chief, Walk of Fame & Museum Innovations Columns 2014/2015; MMSt Student 2013-2015 

CAMERON CRAWLEY
Contributing Editor, What's Happening Wednesdays Column 2014/2015; MMSt Student 2013-2015 

MEAGHAN DALBY
Administrator & Contributing Editor, Exhibition Reviews Column 2014/2015; MMSt Student 2013-2015 

MAYA DONKERS
Contributing Editor, (Fun)draising, Museum Mondays, Internship Check-In Columns; MMSt Student 2015-2017

JENNY FORD
Contributing Editor, Museum Innovations, Technology Tuesdays, The Grad School Guide Columns; MMSt Student 2014-2015

KATHERINE HANNEMANN
Contributing Editor, Object of the Week Columns 2014/2015; MMSt Student 2013-2015 

EMMA HOFFMAN
Contributing Editor, Museum Mondays, The Grad School Guide Columns; MMSt Student 2015-2017

MALLORY HORRILL
Contributing Editor, Throwback Thursday, Walk of Fame, and Exhibition Review Columns 2014/2015; MMSt Student 2014-2016

KARA ISOZAKI
Contributing Editor, Museum Mondays Column; CRO Student 2015-2018

MAEGHAN JERRY
Contributing Editor, Museum Mondays Column; CRO Student 2015-2018

ALEXANDRA JEFFERY
Contributing Editor, Museum Mondays & Tuesday Newsday Columns 2014/2015; MMSt Student 2013-2015 

NIKITA JOHNSTON
Contributing Editor, Conservation Tips and Tricks Column; MMSt Student 2014-2015

HAYLEY MAE JONES 
Contributing Editor, Greatest Hits, The Grad School Guide Columns; MMSt Student 2015-2017

JOCELYN KENT
Contributing Editor, Heritage Moments, Throwback Thursday Columns; MMSt Student 2015-2017

CASSY KIST
Contributing Editor, Museum Innovations Column; MMSt Student 2016-2018

CONNOR KURTZ
Contributing Editor, Heritage Moments Column; CRO Student 2016-2019

KELLY MACKENZIE
Contributing Editor, Museum Innovations Column; MMSt Student 2015-2017

ANNISSA MALVOISIN
Contributing Editor, African Canadian History Column; MMSt Student 2014-2015

JENNIFER MAXWELL
Contributing Editor, Collections Corner & What's Happening Wednesday Column; MMSt Student 2014-2015

KATHRYN METHOT
Contributing Editor, Thesis & Walk of Fame Columns 2014/2015; MMSt Student 2013-2015 

CADY MCLAUGHLIN
Contributing Editor, Museum Monday Column 2014/2015; MMSt Student 2013-2015

ROWENA MCGOWAN
Contributing Editor, Object of the Week; MMSt Student 2014-2015

EMILY MEIKLE
Contributing Editor, Research Column 2015; MMSt Student 2014-2015

LEAH  MONCADA
Contributing Editor, Historic Kitchen & Weekend Edition 2015/2016; MMSt Student 2014-2015

ROBIN NELSON
Contributing Editor, Thesis & Research Columns 2014/2015; MMSt Student 2013-2015

BLAIR NEWBY
Contributing Editor, African Canadian History Column 2014/2015; MMSt Student 2013-2015

BRENNA PLADSEN
Contributing Editor, Sew What Column; MMSt Student 2015-2017

STEPHANIE READ
Contributing Editor, Musings Abroad, Exhibition Reviews Columns; MMSt Student 2015-2017

NICOLE RITCHIE
Contributing Editor, Thesis Column 2014; MMSt Student 2013-2015 

ERIKA ROBERTSON
Contributing Editor, A Muse Bouche Column; MMSt Student 2015-2017

KATE SEALLY
Contributing Editor, Alumni Check-In, What's Happening Wednesdays, Throwback Thursday Columns; MMSt Student 2015-2017

NATANIA SHERMAN
Musings Editor-in-Chief, Musings Administrator, Contributing Editor, Collections Corner, Internship Check-In, What's Happening Wednesdays, Technology Tuesdays, Weekend Edition, Object of the Week Columns; MMSt Student 2015-2017

MADELINE SMOLARZ
Musings Editor-in-Chief, Musings Administrator, Contributing Editor, Exhibition Reviews, Museum Mysteries, Technology Tuesdays, Museum Mondays, Weekend Edition, Conservation Tips and Tricks, & Walk of Fame Columns; MMSt Student 2014-2015

BRITTNEY SPROULE
Contributing Editor, Museum Monday & Tuesday Newsday Columns 2014; MMSt Student 2013-2015

Contributing Editor, Technology Tuesday Column 2015-2016; MMSt Student 2015-2017

CHRISTOPHER WAI
Contributing Editor, Museum Mysteries Column; MMSt Student 2015-2017

LAUREN WILLIAMS
Contributing Editor, What's Happening Wednesdays Column 2014; MMSt Student 2012-2014

KATIE WILSON
Contributing Editor, Exhibition Reviews 2014-2015; Social Media Manager 2014-2015; CRO Student 2013-2016

JANINE ZYLSTRA
Contributing Editor, Research Column Summer 2015; Social Media Manager 2014-2015; MMSt Student 2014-2016