Sarah Jesse is the Director of the Academy Art Museum. She was previously Deputy Director of the Orange County Museum of Art and Associate Vice President of Education at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). At LACMA, she oversaw intergenerational, youth, student, teacher, and community programs. She also served as the Bernsen Director of Education and Public Programs at the Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and the Assistant Director of Public Programs at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. Sarah received a B.A. in Art History from Oberlin College and an M.A. in Art History from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She served as chair of the Education Committee of the American Alliance of Museums from 2014-2016 and has presented on best practices for the museum education field in the United States, China, and Italy. Currently, she volunteers as a Court Appointed Special Advocate for foster youth.

NextGen Peer Mentor (2019, 2020)