Dr. Edgar De Sola comes to The Mexican Museum with a diverse background in the arts, academia, science, and finance. A musician, physician, businessman, and professor, Edgar is considered a “Renaissance Man” by many. Dr. De Sola played percussion in popular Venezuelan Progressive Rock bands, Aditus and Ficcion. Taking a very different route, Dr. De Sola received a medical degree from Universidad Central de Venezuela and practiced medicine for many years. He also worked on Wall Street for more than twenty years, focusing on companies in the Biotechnology sector. In 2015, Dr. De Sola taught Genetics & Medical Science in the Summerfuel program at the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. De Sola brings his experience in myriad fields to help The Mexican Museum further its mission.
Morgan has received both an MA in Museum Studies from the University of San Francisco and an MBA from Willamette University. He has a diverse background in collections management, registration, and development through experience with the Treasure Island Museum, the Cartoon Art Museum, the Mexican Museum, the Smithsonian Institution, and the California Academy of Sciences. Morgan looks forward to facilitating public access to The Mexican Museum’s collection as its Registrar and Collections Manager while the museum continues working towards the opening of its downtown location in 2019.
Vanessa graduated with a BA in Psychology and a minor in Latin American Studies from San José State University in Spring 2017. She is a first-generation Mexican-American, a Bay Area native, and identifies strongly as a proud Chicana. Vanessa will be continuing her education at San Francisco State University by pursuing a graduate degree in Anthropology beginning Fall 2017. Her specific areas of interest include Ancient American civilizations, the syncretism of culture between Iberia and Latin America, and the evolving Chicanx experience in the U.S. Vanessa is passionate about the preservation and advancement of museums, the celebration of Mexican/Latinx culture, and believes The Mexican Museum is the ideal institution to continue the recognition of the Chicanx/Latinx experience.
Diane recently retired from being a teacher for over 30 years, with most of her career spent teaching at Bayshore Elementary School in Daly City, CA. Diane received her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from University of California, Santa Barbara, and her certification in teaching from San Francisco State University. Diane has a deep love for education, fostering students and the community, along with a great appreciation of all cultures. Though, she has a specific affinity for Latinx culture and art, since she has traveled throughout Latin America, and has recently began studying the Spanish language.