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Lena Reynolds

Education


Jones College Prep - Chicago Public High School
University of Illinois - Urbana/Champaign - History Major, French minor
University of Illinois - Chicago - Museum and Exhibition Studies Masters student, concentration in Gender & Women's Studies & History


Lena Guerrero Reynolds is working on a Masters in Museum and Exhibition Studies at UIC, with concentrations in Gender & Women's Studies and History. She developed a passion for history growing up in Chicago, exploring the rich stories of every neighborhood block. After a bachelors in history from Urbana, and a study abroad adventure to Paris, she returned to Chicago in 2010. She volunteered at the Chicago History Museum for two years, doing activities with elementary students and engaging with visitors in the groundbreaking Out in Chicago exhibit. Moving to the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, she worked as a Museum Educator for two years, creating unique programming for all ages and establishing the museum's Gender and Sexuality Tour. Starting school in fall of 2014, Lena became a Graduate Assistant for the Latino Cultual Center on campus. She's enjoyed building tours and programs around the monumental indoor mural, El Despertar de las Americas by Hector Duarte, and igniting cross-cultural understanding through civic dialogue. She believes in the power of cultural spaces to entertain, educate, and challenge our communities to build a more just society.

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