Newark Arts Education Roundtable
Lauren G. Meehan

Lauren G. Meehan

Director

Born and raised in West Orange, NJ, Lauren Meehan pursued music as a youngster, playing violin from the age of 8. Playing seriously through her teens she performed at Lincoln Center, the Capitol, and for the United Nations. In 2008, she received an AB in Art and Archaeology from Princeton University. She continued her studies at Rutgers University, receiving an MA in Criminal Justice in 2011 with a focus on art crimes. Throughout graduate school Lauren worked with Dr. Joel Caplan as a Graduate Research Assistant and, at the same time, acted as a substitute teacher in the West Orange Public Schools.

Lauren was most recently Program Associate at Victoria Foundation. There she supported the Foundation’s work in arts education and summer learning. In this role she served on the Newark Museum Education Committee, and as co-chair of the evaluation committee of the Newark Arts Education Roundtable. She is a member of the Leadership Newark Class of 2014. Lauren continues to serve the West Orange community as a supporter of the American Cancer Society’s annual Relay for Life.  She currently serves on the board of the Newark Preservation & Landmarks Committee.

 

 

Mayuri Chandra

Mayuri Chandra

Project Coordinator

Mayuri Chandra has worked for arts organizations and museums for over thirteen years in Boston, New York and London, developing, administering and evaluating programs for audiences of all ages. For two academic years at Studio in A School in New York City, she managed all teen programming in- and out-of schools across all five boroughs, including: mentorships, workshops, internships and after school classes, developing curricula, administering sites and reporting feedback to foundations and funders. As the sole staff member of American Friends of Attingham, a British-based NGO committed to the study of historic houses, she managed membership, development, and communication of a network of alumni, consisting of leaders across arts fields around the world. Immediately following her Masters in Arts in Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education in 2005, she worked for two years in the Adult Education department of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, overseeing programs in the galleries and a weekly lecture series.