Sarah Jesse is the Deputy Director of the Orange County Museum of Art. She was the former Associate Vice President of Education at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art where she oversaw intergenerational, youth, student, teacher, and community programs. She was formerly 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 a 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)