Newark Arts Education Roundtable
Lauren G. Meehan

Lauren G. Meehan

Director

Born and raised in West Orange, NJ, Lauren Meehan pursued music, playing violin at the age of 8. While perfecting her musical craft in her teens, she performed at Lincoln Center, the Capitol, and the United Nations. She received an AB in Art and Archaeology from Princeton University in 2008. Continuing her studies at Rutgers University, Lauren received her MA in Criminal Justice with a focus on art crimes in 2011. In her graduate years, Lauren served as a Graduate Research Assistant as well as a substitute teacher in West Orange Public Schools.

Lauren was most recently deemed Program Associate at Victoria Foundation. At the Victoria Foundation, Lauren supports the foundation’s work in arts education and summer learning. As Program Associate, Lauren served on the Newark Museum Education Committee. Lauren is a member if the Leadership Newark class of 2014. Currently, she serves on the board of the Newark Preservation & Landmarks Committee. Lauren continues to serve the West Orange community as a supporter of the American Cancer Society’s annual Relay for life.

 

 

Mayuri Chandra

Mayuri Chandra

Project Coordinator

Mayuri Chandra has worked for arts organizations and museums for over thirteen years developing, administering and evaluating programs for audiences of all ages in cities such as Boston, New York and London. For two academic years, she managed all teen programming in- and out-of schools at Studio in A School in New York City across all five boroughs. In her time there, she managed mentorships, workshops, internships and afterschool 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.
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