Welcome Viridiana Garcia Choy as Manager, Youth and Family Programs
The Hudson River Museum is thrilled to share the good news that Viridiana Garcia Choy has recently joined the staff as Manager, Youth and Family Programs. Viridiana, who hails from Oaxaca, Mexico, completed her Master’s in Museum Studies at the Cooperstown Graduate Program at SUNY Oneonta earlier this year.
As Manager, Youth and Family Programs, Garcia Choy will be responsible for the award-winning Junior Docents, a teen leadership program at the HRM, and all family programs, designing and facilitating programming for access and outreach to build community engagement and provide a welcoming, comfortable, and inclusive environment for visitors of all ages.
The Junior Docent Program was founded in 1995 and is now proudly celebrating its 25th year. This nationally recognized youth development program engages more than 80 high school students from Yonkers Public Schools who receive comprehensive leadership training at the Museum over the course of four years. Last year, our 23 graduating seniors amassed more than $1.7 million in college scholarships. We are particularly pleased that our teens will be led by an accomplished professional who can personally speak to the immigrant experience, as well as that of English Language Learners, which matters profoundly to many of our teens, their families, and our Museum.
Welcome and bienvenida, Viridiana!