Ashley E. Dotson received a BA from Dartmouth College. Since graduating, Ashley has worked as a studio instructor at Dartmouth and at an independent school in Massachusetts. Ashley has experience working in both museum and school settings. Inspired by artists such as Alma Thomas and Mark Bradford, Ashley's artwork focuses primarily on the use of color and mixed media materials to tell stories about life and lived experience. Ashley also has a background in theatric and architectural design, having designed the lights and sets for several stage plays and musicals. Ashley is currently pursuing a Master of Architecture degree at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design.

Carla Nunez-Hernandez is an artist, illustrator, and educator. She received her Master of Arts in art history at the University of Chicago and her Bachelor of Fine Arts at the Maine College of Art and Design. Her work primarily focuses on the duality between visibility and invisibility, exploring new and imaginative ways of looking at and experiencing art and the world around us.

Emily Auchincloss is an artist and art educator living and working in Boston, MA, and was born in New York, NY. She received her MFA and a Master’s in Art History from Pratt Institute. Auchincloss’s paintings and weavings have been exhibited nationally and internationally. Her work was recently included in the exhibition "A Wild Note of Longing -on Albert Pinkham Ryder and his Influence" at the New Bedford Whaling Museum, and shape_shifters_support_systems at Praise Shadows Art Gallery in Brookline.

Isabelle Bohling (Issy) is an art and environmental educator and an MA student at Tufts University studying Art History and Museum Studies. She’s worked in a variety of educational settings, including museums, camps, and traditional classrooms. Issy loves running art-making programs outside and fostering connections between people and their environments.

Katie Stack is an educator and children’s illustrator living in Boston, MA. She graduated from Boston College with degrees in Art History and Elementary Education and later received her Masters of Education from Harvard. She also spent a semester in Florence to study Renaissance art. She has a decade of classroom experience, including 5 years in Boston Public Schools, and is excited to bridge her two passions of art and education by teaching at the MFA. She encourages children to connect with art and the world around them through creative, interactive lessons. When she is not teaching, she loves to draw, get outside, and learn anything about Italy!

Liam Jones is a public historian who grew up in central Massachusetts and the White Mountains of New Hampshire. He graduated from Salem State University with a Master's in History, has nearly 10 years experience as a stone mason, and has worked in a variety of settings within the field of education and public history. He is passionate about reaching, engaging, and educating the public in art, history, and often has a fun fact to share.

Molly Lamb is an artist and educator with an interest in mindful and multisensory approaches to art making and art education. She received her MFA in Photography from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design and her work has been exhibited in galleries and museums nationally. Her teaching background includes museums, community organizations, after-school programs, and higher education. A thread that runs through all aspects of her life is a love of learning, creative thinking, and storytelling. She hopes to inspire students to find empowering connections with art that help them give shape to their own stories.

Paige Levine recently graduated with her M.A. in History and Museum Studies from Tufts University. She received her BA from the University of Richmond after studying history, classical civilizations, and secondary education and has experience working with many different age groups. Her goals as a museum educator are all about being involved in education outside of a classroom setting and encouraging fun learning in institutions such as museums.

Rebecca Arnoldi has an MFA in painting and an MS in Environmental Education. She and leads interdisciplinary experiential outdoor workshops and makes art that explores biological forms. Rebecca has worked as a naturalist and as an art instructor for over 25 years leading programs for many institutions including the National Park Service, the Arnold Arboretum, the Provincetown Art Association and Museum, and the Harvard Museum of Natural History. Also a certified yoga instructor, Rebecca sometimes brings body awareness, expressive movement and stretches into her classes. Rebecca is happy to work with the MFA and help people of all ages explore and express creatively.

Samantha Goldsmith is an educator with a BA in Archaeology and Classical Studies from Tufts University, a Masters in Effective Teaching from Sposato Graduate School of Education, and certification to teach Elementary School and Secondary English. She has worked at historical sites including the Old North Church, the Paul Revere House, and Cape Cod National Seashore and loves to make museums accessible and fun for all audiences. Sam hails from the heartland and enjoys music, art, and dance.

Yael Saiger received a Masters of Education and a BA in History of Art,  Architecture and Mathematical Sciences from Harvard. She has taught math in high school classrooms in California and East Boston and loves discovering places where math and art intersect. She is passionate about supporting young people to engage with art and art history, and hopes to help them feel at home at the MFA.

Community Arts Staff

Caitlin Doyle, Manager of Community Arts Operations

Monica Garcia, Community Arts Organizer

Alice Garfield, Artful Healing Coordinator

Eric Roberts, Community and Family Programs Coordinator

Rob Worstell, Linde Family Head of Community and Studio Arts