TANYA MELENDEZ Senior Curator of Education and Public Programs The Museum at FIT

ABOUT TANYA

  • Vision for Self

    Contribute to building bridges between Mexico and New York, both in fashion and culture.

  • Background

     

    ❉ Ethnicity(ies): Mixed

    ❉ Country(ies) of Heritage: Mexico

    ❉ Language(s): Spanish and English

    ❉ Gender: Female

    ❉ Years of Work Experience: 15

    ❉ Other Background Info (please describe):

     

  • Tanya in Three Words

    Empathetic, Bi-cultural, Curious

  • Top Accomplishments

    ❉ Having a job that makes me happy while being a working mother

    ❉ Establishing a solid life here in the U.S. as an immigrant

    ❉ Being able to leverage your Mexican heritage as a genuine strength

     

  • Top Three Areas of Expertise

    ❉ Fashion

    ❉ Museums

    ❉ Education

     

  • Career Advice to Younger Self

    ❉ Embrace your struggles.

     

  • Current Role/Company and Impact on Development

    ❉ Company/Organization: The Museum at FIT

    ❉ Role: Senior Curator of Education

    ❉ Industry(ies): Non Profit

    ❉ Minority owned business/organization: No

    ❉ Women owned business/organization: No

     

  • Top Allies Who have Supported My Development and Success

    ❉ Individuals:

    ◇ I have been really lucky. I’ve had tons of allies. My parents and sisters, my husband, every boss I had except for one, all my advisors in high-school and university, my thesis advisors (undergrad and grad), my internship supervisors, friends in Mexico and the US.

    ❉ Academic Institutions:

    ◇ Colegio Guadalupe (High school in Mexico)

    ◇ Universidad de las Américas Puebla (Mexico), FIT (USA)

    ❉ Employers:

    ◇ Universidad Latinoamericana (Mexico) Museo de Arte Moderno (Mexico)

    ◇ British Council (Mexico)

    ◇ Cooper Hewitt, National Design Museum (USA)

    ◇ The Museum at FIT (USA)

    ◇ Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture without Borders (USA)

    ❉ Partners:

    ◇ Museo Soumaya

    ◇ Museo Jumex

    ❉ Non-profit organizations:

    Fulbright

    Comexus

    Fundación Mary Street Jenkins

    Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture without Borders (USA)

    Mexican Cultural Institute

    CONACULTA

    FONCA

  • Opportunities Currently Seeking (highlight areas where iD community may be able to help!)

    ◻︎Building Current Business (connecting with individual and organizational stakeholders who would likely have an interest in being engaged)

    ☑︎General Networking/Relationship Building

    ◻︎ Employment

    ◻︎ For-Profit Board

    ◻︎ Non-Profit Board

    ☑︎General Professional Development

    ☑︎ Be Coached

    ☑︎ Coach Others

    ☑︎ Speaking Opportunities

    ◻︎ Other (Please describe):

     

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TANYA MELENDEZ Senior Curator of Education and Public Programs The Museum at FIT
TANYA MELENDEZ Senior Curator of Education and Public Programs The Museum at FIT
Copyright 2017 Inspiring Diversity, LLC | info@inspiringdiversity.com
TANYA MELENDEZ Senior Curator of Education and Public Programs The Museum at FIT
TANYA MELENDEZ Senior Curator of Education and Public Programs The Museum at FIT

ABOUT TANYA

Copyright 2017 Inspiring Diversity, LLC info@inspiringdiversity.com
TANYA MELENDEZ Senior Curator of Education and Public Programs The Museum at FIT

ABOUT TANYA

  • Vision for Self

    Contribute to building bridges between Mexico and New York, both in fashion and culture.

  • Background

     

    ❉ Ethnicity(ies): Mixed

    ❉ Country(ies) of Heritage: Mexico

    ❉ Language(s): Spanish and English

    ❉ Gender: Female

    ❉ Years of Work Experience: 15

    ❉ Other Background Info (please describe):

     

  • Tanya in Three Words

    Empathetic, Bi-cultural, Curious

  • Top Accomplishments

    ❉ Having a job that makes me happy while being a working mother

    ❉ Establishing a solid life here in the U.S. as an immigrant

    ❉ Being able to leverage your Mexican heritage as a genuine strength

  • Top Areas of Expertise

    ❉ Fashion

    ❉ Museums

    ❉ Education

     

  • Career Advice to Younger Self

    ❉ Embrace your struggles.

  • Current Role/Company and Impact on Development

    ❉ Company/Organization: The Museum at FIT

    ❉ Role: Senior Curator of Education

    ❉ Industry(ies): Non Profit

    ❉ Minority owned business/organization: No

    ❉ Women owned business/organization: No

  • Top Allies Who have Supported My Development and Success

    ❉ Individuals:

    ◇ I have been really lucky. I’ve had tons of allies. My parents and sisters, my husband, every boss I had except for one, all my advisors in high-school and university, my thesis advisors (undergrad and grad), my internship supervisors, friends in Mexico and the US.

    ❉ Academic Institutions:

    ◇ Colegio Guadalupe (High school in Mexico)

    ◇ Universidad de las Américas Puebla (Mexico), FIT (USA)

    ❉ Employers:

    ◇ Universidad Latinoamericana (Mexico) Museo de Arte Moderno (Mexico)

    ◇ British Council (Mexico)

    ◇ Cooper Hewitt, National Design Museum (USA)

    ◇ The Museum at FIT (USA)

    ◇ Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture without Borders (USA)

    ❉ Partners:

    ◇ Museo Soumaya

    ◇ Museo Jumex

    ❉ Non-profit organizations:

    Fulbright

    Comexus

    Fundación Mary Street Jenkins

    Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture without Borders (USA)

    Mexican Cultural Institute

    CONACULTA

    FONCA

  • Opportunities Currently Seeking (highlight areas where iD community may be able to help!)

    ◻︎Building Current Business (connecting with individual and organizational stakeholders who would likely have an interest in being engaged)

    ☑︎General Networking/Relationship Building

    ◻︎ Employment

    ◻︎ For-Profit Board

    ◻︎ Non-Profit Board

    ☑︎General Professional Development

    ☑︎ Be Coached

    ☑︎ Coach Others

    ☑︎ Speaking Opportunities

    ◻︎ Other (Please describe):

Copyright 2017 Inspiring Diversity, LLC info@inspiringdiversity.com
TANYA MELENDEZ Senior Curator of Education and Public Programs The Museum at FIT
Copyright 2017 Inspiring Diversity, LLC info@inspiringdiversity.com
TANYA MELENDEZ Senior Curator of Education and Public Programs The Museum at FIT
ABOUT TANYA
  • Vision for Self

    Contribute to building bridges between Mexico and New York, both in fashion and culture.

  • Background

     

    ❉ Ethnicity(ies): Mixed

    ❉ Country(ies) of Heritage: Mexico

    ❉ Language(s): Spanish and English

    ❉ Gender: Female

    ❉ Years of Work Experience: 15

    ❉ Other Background Info (please describe):

     

  • Tanya in Three Words

    Empathetic, Bi-cultural, Curious

  • Top Accomplishments

    ❉ Having a job that makes me happy while being a working mother

    ❉ Establishing a solid life here in the U.S. as an immigrant

    ❉ Being able to leverage your Mexican heritage as a genuine strength

     

     

  • Top Areas of Expertise

    ❉ Fashion

    ❉ Museums

    ❉ Education

     

  • Career Advice to Younger Self

    ❉ Embrace your struggles.

  • Current Role/Company and Impact on Development

    ❉ Company/Organization: The Museum at FIT

    ❉ Role: Senior Curator of Education

    ❉ Industry(ies): Non Profit

    ❉ Minority owned business/organization: No

    ❉ Women owned business/organization: No

  • Top Allies Who have Supported My Development and Success

    ❉ Individuals:

    ◇ I have been really lucky. I’ve had tons of allies. My parents and sisters, my husband, every boss I had except for one, all my advisors in high-school and university, my thesis advisors (undergrad and grad), my internship supervisors, friends in Mexico and the US.

    ❉ Academic Institutions:

    ◇ Colegio Guadalupe (High school in Mexico)

    ◇ Universidad de las Américas Puebla (Mexico), FIT (USA)

    ❉ Employers:

    ◇ Universidad Latinoamericana (Mexico) Museo de Arte Moderno (Mexico)

    ◇ British Council (Mexico)

    ◇ Cooper Hewitt, National Design Museum (USA)

    ◇ The Museum at FIT (USA)

    ◇ Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture without Borders (USA)

    ❉ Partners:

    ◇ Museo Soumaya

    ◇ Museo Jumex

    ❉ Non-profit organizations:

    Fulbright

    Comexus

    Fundación Mary Street Jenkins

    Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture without Borders (USA)

    Mexican Cultural Institute

    CONACULTA

    FONCA

  • Opportunities Currently Seeking (highlight areas where iD community may be able to help!)

    ◻︎Building Current Business (connecting with individual and organizational stakeholders who would likely have an interest in being engaged)

    ☑︎General Networking/Relationship Building

    ◻︎ Employment

    ◻︎ For-Profit Board

    ◻︎ Non-Profit Board

    ☑︎General Professional Development

    ☑︎ Be Coached

    ☑︎ Coach Others

    ☑︎ Speaking Opportunities

    ◻︎ Other (Please describe):

     

Copyright 2017 Inspiring Diversity, LLC info@inspiringdiversity.com
ABOUT TANYA
  • Vision for Self

    Contribute to building bridges between Mexico and New York, both in fashion and culture.

  • Background

     

    ❉ Ethnicity(ies): Mixed

    ❉ Country(ies) of Heritage: Mexico

    ❉ Language(s): Spanish and English

    ❉ Gender: Female

    ❉ Years of Work Experience: 15

    ❉ Other Background Info (please describe):

     

  • Tanya in Three Words

    Empathetic, Bi-cultural, Curious

  • Top Accomplishments

    ❉ Having a job that makes me happy while being a working mother

    ❉ Establishing a solid life here in the U.S. as an immigrant

    ❉ Being able to leverage your Mexican heritage as a genuine strength

  • Top Areas of Expertise

    ❉ Fashion

    ❉ Museums

    ❉ Education

     

  • Career Advice to Younger Self

    ❉ Embrace your struggles.

  • Current Role/Company and Impact on Development

    ❉ Company/Organization: The Museum at FIT

    ❉ Role: Senior Curator of Education

    ❉ Industry(ies): Non Profit

    ❉ Minority owned business/organization: No

    ❉ Women owned business/organization: No

  • Top Allies Who have Supported My Development and Success

    ❉ Individuals:

    ◇ I have been really lucky. I’ve had tons of allies. My parents and sisters, my husband, every boss I had except for one, all my advisors in high-school and university, my thesis advisors (undergrad and grad), my internship supervisors, friends in Mexico and the US.

    ❉ Academic Institutions:

    ◇ Colegio Guadalupe (High school in Mexico)

    ◇ Universidad de las Américas Puebla (Mexico), FIT (USA)

    ❉ Employers:

    ◇ Universidad Latinoamericana (Mexico) Museo de Arte Moderno (Mexico)

    ◇ British Council (Mexico)

    ◇ Cooper Hewitt, National Design Museum (USA)

    ◇ The Museum at FIT (USA)

    ◇ Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture without Borders (USA)

    ❉ Partners:

    ◇ Museo Soumaya

    ◇ Museo Jumex

    ❉ Non-profit organizations:

    Fulbright

    Comexus

    Fundación Mary Street Jenkins

    Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture without Borders (USA)

    Mexican Cultural Institute

    CONACULTA

    FONCA

  • Opportunities Currently Seeking (highlight areas where iD community may be able to help!)

    ◻︎Building Current Business (connecting with individual and organizational stakeholders who would likely have an interest in being engaged)

    ☑︎General Networking/Relationship Building

    ◻︎ Employment

    ◻︎ For-Profit Board

    ◻︎ Non-Profit Board

    ☑︎General Professional Development

    ☑︎ Be Coached

    ☑︎ Coach Others

    ☑︎ Speaking Opportunities

    ◻︎ Other (Please describe):

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