History of Decorative Arts
George Mason University in Partnership with Smithsonian Associates

Alumni Panel Declared a Success

The HDA program held its annual alumni panel at the Smithsonian’s Ripley Center on April 8th.  The distinguished panel of HDA alumni offered career advice to current students and discussed their professional experience since graduating from the HDA program.

alumni panel

The panel consisted of Ashley Householder ’01 - Associate Curator for Exhibitions, The Preservation Society of Newport County; Jon Frederick ’11 - Museum Technician at Naval History and Heritage Command-Curator Branch; Monika Schiavo ’11 - Director, Waverly Rare Books; Samantha De Tillio ’12 - Assistant Curator, Museum of Arts & Design; Yve Colby ’13 - C. Malcolm Watkins Museum Specialist, Division of Home and Community Life, National Museum of American History; Elizabeth Lay ’14 - Collections Manager, Montgomery County Historical Society; John Botello ’15 - Curator-Exhibits and Collections Manager, The White House Historical Association

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