Junior Interpreters 2021-2022

Dear Junior Interpreters,

Thank you for another wonderful year!  Your hard work has taken place in the form of on-site gallery tours, blog posts, recorded audio tour stops, and more. We are so grateful to have had the opportunity to work with you, and to hear your insightful interpretation of museum collections and exhibitions.  I hope you enjoy your summer and we look forward to working with those of you returning in the fall.  

To our graduating seniors CONGRATULATIONS!


Graduating Junior Interpreters


"My plans for the upcoming fall are to attend Georgia State University with an undergraduate major in Marketing and a minor in Entrepreneurship."


Caroline Cristalli's plans for September:

Attending Boston College

Majoring in Human Development and Applied Psychology

Caroline hopes to volunteer at the McMullen Museum of Art located on the campus of Boston College, as well as, explore the city, study hard and make new friends!


Congratulations Caroline!

We are very proud of all that you have accomplished! You are well rounded showing interest in all fields from art to science, math and travel.

May you continue to learn and grow and explore this wonderful world!

Love Mom, Dad, and Lexie


"After graduation, I will be attending Middlebury College in Vermont! I hope to study International Studies and learn a couple of new foreign languages as Middlebury is known for their languages programs."


"Naya will be attending Vassar College in the fall. She would like to connect her love of art, history, and government policy together. She found a passion for the Hudson River School artists which connected her interest in museums, art, and the environment. She started as an eighth-grader and is leaving the museum full of new skills that will allow her to grow, learn, and thrive. We are so proud of her!" 

 -Preya Krishna-Kennedy, Naya’s mom

Staff Superlatives

"Senior Junior Interpreters,
   First and foremost, I miss you all.  Spending Saturday mornings with the Junior Interpreters was the highlight of my work week.  I am still not over missing out on your tour, Ma, it sounded amazing.  Naya, no one rolls their eyes or gives tours of the Hudson River School exhibit like you do.  Amaya, I cannot wait to see you on the cover of Time magazine's 100 most influential people.  Caroline, I will miss hearing about all of your adventures with Lexie and can't wait to watch you take college by storm. 
Thank you for making the Junior Interpreter program great!"
Former Museum Educator
(Who sends her greetings and congratulations to you all the way from Oklahoma)

"Amaya, Caroline, Masay, and Naya- thank you all for your hard work and dedication to the Junior Interpreter program! I have been amazed by how bright, motivated, and talented you are, and I am grateful to you for sharing your time and abilities with us. 

Amaya has showcased her love of learning by stretching her knowledge and capacity within the Junior Interpreter program.  As she's continued with us she's become a valued peer mentor who has shared her experience and skills learned in previous years to encourage others newer to the program. Last summer Amaya took on video editing and helped us produce the video for our recorded guided painting art kit.  In addition to her role as video editor Amaya has led tours, helped with family days, and written museum blogs.

Caroline always brings enthusiasm to her work which has included tours, prepping art kits, producing digital tour content, and more.  I regularly share the recorded presentations she and Lexie created in the Traders & Culture exhibit with both family and school program audiences I work with.  I will always think of Caroline and Lexie as our own version of the Jeopardy Clue Crew!

Masay joined the program this year with a great focus and dedication.  She was eager to learn exhibition content, which she then interpreted in a thoughtful manner while sharing her personal thoughts and reflections.  I've enjoyed hearing her thoughts on both the Traders & Culture and The Four Elements of Leigh Li-Yun Wen exhibitions.  Masay has led in-person gallery tours, as well as a recorded tour stop that became a part of our audio tour offering.

Naya thank you for your many years with us in the Junior Interpreter program!  I remember when Naya first started with us as an eighth-grade student and it's remarkable to see her growth and continued dedication. In her time with the museum, she's led tours, helped with family days, and created fun and educational content for our social media.

I wish you the best as you graduate, and I know you're all moving on to accomplish great things!"

-Sarah Clowe, Director of Art Programs


"Congratulations to all of our graduating seniors! Despite starting my position here midway through the school year, you have all impressed me with your enthusiasm and commitment to creating learning opportunities within the museum. Many thanks for your hard work, and all the best! "

Mallory Schultz, Education Coordinator