Tanya Melendez-Escalante Accepted Into 2019 Executive Education Program

Tanya Melendez-Escalante standing with arms folded
Photograph by Jesus Villanueva

Tanya Melendez-Escalante, senior curator of education and public programs at The Museum at FIT, has been accepted to participate in the 2019 Executive Education Program for the Next Generation of Museum Leaders (NextGen 2019) organized by the Getty Leadership Institute at Claremont Graduate University. 

NextGen 2019 is a blended-learning experience for the museum field’s emerging top talent. The program is designed for professionals of a new mid-level management position who have demonstrated extraordinary leadership potential.

The selection for participation was competitive and all applications were rigorously evaluated. The 2019 cohort is largely represented by an impressive group of international mid-level museum managers working in curatorial, education, digital, development, public programming, and administrative roles. The program will address a range of critical issues in the field of museums, with the strongest emphasis on audience engagement and development, diversity and inclusion, team management, strategy, and leadership.