AMS is pleased to welcome Fellow Beatriz Vargas Gonzalez. Beatriz will be joining our team from November 13th to February 2nd.
Born and raised in Bogota, Colombia, Beatriz holds a bachelor’s degree in literature and a master’s in public policy from George Mason University. Her research focused on the social impacts of art education and creative placemaking grants during her studies. She enjoyed studying art in Florence, Italy, inspired by her father’s studies. Before AMS, Beatriz had the opportunity to work in monitoring and evaluation with USAID and Mathematica Policy Research.
AMS’s first-in-the-field program was initiated in 2019 to help support and escalate involvement of individuals from groups that have been underrepresented in the arts and culture consulting field. Fellowships are intended to provide practical training and play a role in nurturing leadership by expanding and fostering inclusiveness within the discipline of arts and culture consulting.
Program participants will be mentored by recognized sector leaders and engage in valuable training and dialogue with a professional staff that collectively has decades of expertise in the arts and culture arena. Experience at AMS may play a role in providing a competitive advantage when fellows who have been engaged in the program are looking for employment in the arts and culture sector.