Meet Our Team


Ashley E Remer

Ashley E. Remer
Founder & Head Girl

Ashley is a postmodern nomad, traveling the world in search of beauty, knowledge, and experience. She strives to connect the dots, make change, and support the imaginings of youth. She is especially grateful to have given Girl Museum life and make her own peripatetic vocational dreams come true.

Learn more about Ashley in this interview.


Everyone at Girl Museum is a volunteer, making what we do even more vital and important because it is done for its own reward. We have a wonderful team of the most dedicated and creative individuals making Girl Museum happen. Below are our senior staff, who have volunteered to manage specific aspects of our work over the long term:

Junior Girl Devon Allen of Girl Museum

Devon Allen


Devon is a recent MA Classical Studies graduate who spent her degree looking at Greek Mythology, the women involved in it and how it was then applied to ancient greek culture. She loves to travel around the world which has given her a deep interest in the mythology and ancient cultures of other countries as well, particularly with their representation of girls and women in their folklore stories. She's currently researching the connection between ancient creatures and the folklore character of a mermaid before applying for PhD study.

Claire Amundson

Claire Amundson


Claire grew up in rainy Wales - the land of dragons, daffodils, male voice choirs, and rugby!  Always having been interested in teaching others, she pursued a career in education after studying for an undergraduate degree in History and Music. This led to an education traineeship at a museum in the beautiful Lake District that brought all her passions together. She loves traveling and learning about different cultures, both past and present; and has travelled to Russia, Europe, New Zealand and Australia doing just this. The next stop is to travel to Scandinavia where she plans on delving into Viking history and discovering more about her family roots. Claire is passionate about making heritage accessible to everyone and helping communities learn about their past, different cultures, and the fascinating objects that are part of museum collections.

Sage Daugherty

Sage Daugherty

Associate Editor

Growing up in a small town in upstate New York (my high school was quite literally in the middle of a cornfield…) I used books and history as my escape from my ‘map dot’ town. After graduating college in May with a degree in journalism and minors in history and women’s studies, I’m currently job hunting (and still waiting for my Hogwarts letter!) and planning to move to New York City in the spring. I’m a feminist, book lover and political junkie with a love for historical fiction, theatre and a serious Netflix addiction.

Scarlett Evans

Scarlett Evans

Manager, Contemporary Art

I grew up in Camden, London and if it wasn’t for the combined efforts of my parents I would have spent my entire childhood either in front of the television or with my nose in a book. However, thankfully their love of travelling and the outdoors rubbed off on me and I know that whatever career I finally take it will involve exploring other countries and cultures. I am currently doing my year abroad at the University of Copenhagen, studying English Literature. My passions are writing and art and I saw Girl Museum as a perfect chance to pursue both of these, as well as an opportunity to myself become more exposed to and aware of the female experience in other cultures and societies.

Hillary Hanel

Hillary Hanel

Museum Education Advisor

Hillary spent her childhood days adventuring in the great outdoors, and the evenings curled up with a good book. Girly activities such as dolls (those with historical stories are the best) and Girl Scouts were also a top priority. She has always loved traveling, and is sure to make time for museum visits on her trips. She has experience working in children's and natural history museums and has an MA in Museum Studies. She teaches high school history and university-level museum studies.
Learn more about Hillary in this interview.

Michelle O'BrienMichelle O'Brien

Contributing Writer

Michelle grew up in the countryside in Ireland with mostly books for company. While in school she developed a love for history and thus her dream to one day work in a museum was born. This summer she became a tour guide in a museum in Ireland. which is as nerve-wracking as it is exciting for an incredibly shy girl. The next things she wants to cross off her bucket list is to travel the world, get through every book on her ‘to read list’ and conquer her Netflix addiction.  

Tiffany RhoadesTiffany Rhoades

Program Developer

Tiffany spent her childhood visiting old plantations, playing in the water and with her dogs, watching Indiana Jones, and reading tons of books. She turned her passions into  a graduate degree in Public History, specializing in exhibitions, interpretation, and administration. She currently works in higher education, and still spends a lot of time in old houses, playing with dogs, and reading into the wee hours of the morning.

Learn more about Tiffany in this interview.

Chloe TurnerChloe Turner

Volunteer & Instagram Manager

Chloe spent her childhood years surrounded by Pokemon cards and building dens in trees with her cat, Katie. Today she is living in London, graduated from a Museum Studies masters, armed by her overflowing bookshelf and copious cups of coffee. Inspired by feminism, she is devoted to learn and share stories of powerful girls and women. She now longs to live in Berlin, with a puppy, writing about museums and culture.

Learn more about Chloe in this interview.

Katie WeidmannKatie Weidmann

Editor in Chief

A writer, feminist, environmentalist, and all-around “ist,” Katie is continually looking for ways to use her English Literature and Museum Studies degrees to solve the problems of the world. Her passion for the arts and education has taken her on overseas adventures that continue to inspire her work.

Learn more about Katie in this interview.


Our team would not be complete without our wonderful interns. The Junior Girls and Junior Boys, as we call them, have produced incredible work for us - much of which focuses on their own research interests and career goals. Many have gone on to pursue wonderful museum careers, advanced degrees, and families. 

Explore our current interns below:


Jocelyn Anderson Wood

Jocelyn Anderson Wood - Curatorial

I grew up in Surrey in the South of England and spent most of my childhood pond-dipping and reading fantasy books.  I became interested in feminism in my teens, and throughout my undergraduate studies in History of Art and then Museum Studies at the University of East Anglia, I relished in learning about other cultures and became interested in the representation of minority groups in museums.

I enjoy running, yoga and playing Minecraft, and work in a museum in Kingston-Upon-Hull, UK.  Facilitating access to history and heritage is really important to me and is one of the reasons I'm excited to get writing again for Girl Museum!

Sarinda Bains childhood photo

Sarinda Bains - Volunteer, Marketing

I grew up loving books and reading – my parents used to think I was bored because I was so quiet as a child, but I honestly couldn’t have been happier than when I was hiding behind the sofa in my make-shift den with a book.

As I’ve got older, I am still very much the same in a lot of ways. I am a self-confessed bookworm, history lover and sports fanatic. After completing my education (BA English Literature and History, MSc Marketing and Management) I am now working in marketing. Overall, I try to be happy in everything I do and seize opportunities to get the most out of life.

Junior Girl Madison Becker in a snow white costume

Madison Becker - Marketing

Madison is a self-described "disnerd" and bookworm, in love with fairytales, the written word, and the wonderful world of Disney. She spent her childhood in Ridgefield, CT, surrounded by magical stories and female role models both real and fictional that inspired to fight for her dreams to come true. She recently earned a degree in Integrated Marketing Communications with a minor in writing from the Roy H. Park School of Communication. It is Madison's mission to make connections for people through the power of storytelling. In her spare time, she loves to curl up with a good book, sing and play her ukulele, and geek out over her favorite fandoms.


Elizabeth Boyle

Elizabeth Boyle - Podcasting / Curatorial

Growing up in New Jersey, I was able to benefit from the best things about New York City; the pizza, the bagels, and the culture. Between trips to the Natural History Museum and the Statue of Liberty, I was surrounded by history before I could even spell my own name. Once I entered grammar school, I started reading book after book about history. Whether they were historical fiction or children’s biographies, I was hooked. However, it was only in high school that it finally clicked that history was something I could do for the rest of my life. With that in mind, I am currently double majoring in History and Secondary Education Social Studies. After I complete my bachelor’s degree, I hope to pursue a PhD in either American or British history.

Monique Brough childhood photo

Monique Brough - Curatorial

Growing up in one of the sunniest places in New Zealand, I was surrounded by books and knickknacks as a girl. Initially only reading about the natural environment, I stumbled across a book on Queen Victoria aged 9 and became hooked on history, reading the entire junior section on the ancient world of the local library. With a thirst for knowledge I went to study Classical Studies and History at University. Now studying towards a Master of Museum Studies and travelling the world as I go, I love exploring the history of the places I visit and getting among the locals. I’d love to work with collections and share the stories of the past to those who thirst for knowledge like me.

Alex Burrows

Alex Burrows - Education

Growing up in a town just North of London, UK, Lexi was used to being close to culture from a young age. A trip to London was never complete without gazing in awe at the incredible Egyptian statues in the British Museum. This wonder never faded and Lexi went on to complete a BA in Egyptology. She is now pursuing her MA in Socially Engaged Practice in Museums and Galleries, specialising in Museum Education. Lexi is convinced the full potential of the 21st Century Museum is yet to be realised.

Laura Carr

Laura Carr - Development & Marketing

A Manchester born and bred girl Laura is proud of her roots. She spent her childhood years engrossed in Harry Potter books and is still waiting for the day her Hogwarts letter arrives. Laura loved school and learning and became obsessed with History at the age of 11. She went on to graduate with a BA Hons in History and has since completed online courses because she really cannot get enough of the past! Laura currently works in the museum sector, which she thoroughly enjoys, and dreams of one day living in her own Tudor style home. She is never without music, enjoys an afternoon nap and is always thinking about food.


Vivyanne Collette

Vivyanne Collette - Curatorial

I grew up in Montreal and am half English-Canadian, half French-Canadian. I recently graduating from a Major in Anthropology and  Minor is Art History and I think that combining the two has really enabled me to have a different perspective when viewing art. I often find myself going beyond Art History practices and looking at more socio-political context, using my background to see the potential for social activism, feminism, cultural relativism and so on. I have always loved to travel and I think my studies have supported that interest, in that I not only want to visit places but also learn more about different cultures and communities and immerse myself into them. Currently I am doing a Masters in Art Museum and Gallery Studies and exploring the different ways a person can curate and display exhibition while also championing diversity, appropriate representation and inclusion. 


Megan Cooper

Megan Cooper - Curatorial

Megan had the pleasure of growing up in both South Carolina and Georgia before she landed in the south Charlotte area of North Carolina with her twin brother and older twin sisters. She had an early fascination with strong women in history and got into many adventures alongside her twin that resembled those of her childhood idols such as Nefertiti, Anne Bonny, and Mary Read. With her mother’s love of history to guide her, she continues to pursue a Bachelors of Science in Public History from Appalachian State University. Finding her current research passions in gender roles of the 20th century and women in popular culture, Megan hopes to integrate her research with the public sphere. When she’s not working or playing with her German Shepherd, she’s catching up on her favorite historical dramas and clearing out her Netflix queue.


Sarah Froggatt

Sarah Froggatt - Curatorial / Marketing

Sarah always loved reading, making stories and learning about history. She spent her childhood days watching Disney films and reading Harry Potter, she’s still 99% sure that magic is real. Her Mom and Dad took her to every historical site they could and she grew up loving heritage and history. She studied A Levels in Early Modern History, Psychology and Classical Civilisations, before doing her Undergraduate Degree in Ancient History. She’s now doing an MRes in Greek Archaeology, where her specialism is Women in Mycenaean Greece and Minoan Crete.


Rebecca King

Rebecca King – Education / Curatorial

Rebecca (Beccy, Becca – Anything will do!) was born and bred in the brewing town of Burton on Trent, UK. She has since lived in the Pork Pie capital of the world, Melton Mowbray, and also studied BA Art History and English Literature in the seaside town of Aberystwyth. Although she was brought up around culture, she only began to appreciate museums later in her teenage years. It was only in 2006, on a school trip to the National Gallery in London, that she realised that museums were going to be so important to her. Since then both academic and personal experiences have led her to develop a strong belief in the power of museums to help and heal and this is the area in which she intends on committing her life to. She is currently studying MA Museum Studies with the University of Leicester.  Rebecca enjoys detective fiction, cooking, singing and watching terrible films!


Kristina Kraemer

Kristina Kraemer - Education / Marketing

Kristina grew up as a true daddy’s girl with a good mix of Barbie dolls, monster truck toys and a room full of bookshelves. After spending many years abroad, she never really got used to the idea of settling down, so her M.A. degree in Cultural Heritage is taking her across borders and cultures searching for the perfect career mix of journalism and museum work. While Kristina completely outgrew Barbies and monster trucks, she will always be a hardcore book worm. And of course daddy’s girl.

Jennifer Lee

Jennifer Lee - Curatorial

Jennifer was born and raised in Toronto, Canada, where she spent her childhood programming Lego robots, trying to read every book in her local library and churning butter at historic houses.  A combined love of artifacts and historical research led her to a BA in Classical Archaeology and Ancient History at Oxford University.  She is currently pursuing a Master's of Museum Studies at the University of Toronto.  When she's not thinking about making museums better, she enjoys knitting, reading, watching hockey, and baking.

Johannah Lord

Johannah Lord - Education

Brought up in London and now living in the Lake District, Jo is both a town mouse and country mouse. She loved studying sociology in school and carried a lot of what she learnt with her when she went to study women's studies, fine art/art history and curating at university, from foundation level and up to the completion of her Masters. Fed up with attempting to streamline her interests, Jo now embraces the many hats she wears: musician, artist, essayist, tutor, curator, shop manager and mother.

Her love of the relationship between nature/the wild outdoors, social history and arts & heritage led her to work for a well-known conservation organisation. She can often be found excitedly scribbling and planning projects that she hopes will engage with the public through art that empowers, informs, inspires and speaks to everyone.

Cristina Sousa Martinez girl photo

Cristina Sousa Martinez - 

Cristina grew up in Xalapa, a small town in Mexico. When she was little, she loved painting, swimming, and listening to music. At 17, after watching the movie Sofies verden (Sophia's World), she decided that she wanted to study Philosophy as a degree. She did, but suddenly got lost into the art world and so, she moved to Barcelona to study for her Master's in Literature, Arts, and Philosophy. She pursued a second Master's in Sound Art. Nowadays, she's an independent curator/artist living in London. The best thing is that she hasn't lost the girl in her: she keeps on painting, swimming (when possible), and listening to music.

Áine McKenny

Áine McKenny - Development

Áine is currently studying for a Masters in Art Gallery and Museum Studies at the University of Leeds, having previously attained a BA English Literature degree. Her research interests primarily focus on conflict studies and gender studies. From Leeds, UK, she currently works at The Hepworth Wakefield and the National Arts Education Archive based at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park.


Victoria Patterson childhood photo

Victoria Patterson - Development

Victoria spent her childhood exploring the shores of the Chesapeake Bay, reading books, and visiting museums. She still remembers the first time she visited the Smithsonian Natural History Museum, where she became enamored with live insect zoo. She went on to earn an undergraduate degree in History from Salisbury University. Today she is working on her graduate degree in Museum Studies & Non-Profit Management at Johns Hopkins University. Her goal is to pursue a career in development, so that she can support the museum experiences she loved as a child.

Tracy Phillips

Tracy Phillips - Podcasting & Curatorial

Tracy grew up in Florida but considers herself a Cali girl through and through. Had she known she would live to see the age where books could be mass consumed in a paper, digital and audio form, her smile might have been even bigger. After finishing her Master’s in Public History, she decided she would use some of her free time to collect Stephen King books and various comics while catching up on gaming. The rest of her time is dedicated to keeping current on Museum practices and exploring the notion of a Postcolonial Museum. She is excited to grow into her skin as a historian and contribute to the mission of the Girl Museum.


Claire Rochet

Claire Rochet - Curatorial / Education

Born and ‘mostly’ bred in the picturesque South of France, Claire inherited an inability to pronounce the letter H and a love for products that combine a deep contradiction of the senses such as insufferably smelly cheeses. Regardless of honouring the stereotype and being proud of it, Claire also fears labels and prefers to define herself as a citizen of the world after having the chance to live across the globe. She likes to think it gave her an advanced passion for exploring and understanding other cultures. After graduating with a Master’s in Cultural Studies in Edinburgh where she specialised in contemporary art history and the role of art and cultural organisations in society, Claire has been residing for an undetermined period of time in Amsterdam. Over there, she discovered and got involved actively in social justice and intersectional feminism, a discovery that she is glad to say impacted her life for the better!

As any respectable and aspiring academic and museum worker, Claire adores to learn, read, research and write but she also loves attending punk gigs, making bad jokes as well as buying numerous eccentric hats she will never wear. Despite not being totally certain about her future, what she knows for sure is that one of her dream involves using knowledge as a mean to make a difference and open people’s mind. One of the best way would be by pursuing a PhD in Feminist Art, a project she has been considering and working on since recently.

Rebecca Sampson girlhood pic

Rebecca Sampson - Social Media / Website

Rebecca grew up in a small village in the south of England and spent most of her childhood with her twin sister dressing up as princesses. Most of Rebecca’s summer holidays were spent visiting various castles and ruins which sparked a love of the past that has continued to this day. After studying Ancient History at Cardiff University, Rebecca went on to work at two of the castles she loved as a child, and currently works in museum collections in Yorkshire. Rebecca is looking forward to exploring the empty spaces and untold stories within museums and heritage attractions that should be celebrating female cultural heritage.

Tia Shah childhood photo

Tia Shah - Curatorial

Growing up in England, the land of castles, stately homes and the National Trust, I spent my childhood visiting captivating historic sites with my mum. From dreaming of epic battles, ornate courts, love and deception, history has always been one of my greatest passions. After studying History and Geography as an undergraduate at Durham University, I was so in love with the gorgeous medieval city and my subjects, that I stayed to do a Masters in Early Modern History. During these four years I became endlessly fascinated with human exhibition, doing not one but two dissertations on the subject! Having recently graduated, I am starting my career in the heritage industry and I’m really excited to start writing for Girl Museum! I want to prove, through education, that history is interesting and relevant to everyone, and promote more creative ways of interacting with the past, proving that everyone can and should be a historian.


Danielle Triggs profile

Danielle Triggs - Curatorial / Marketing

Danielle spent most of her childhood growing up in West Berkshire, England, with some brief time spent living in Germany and New Zealand, which has definitely contributed to her love of travel and meeting new people. She has always loved reading about women in different times and cultures, particularly in medieval and early modern Europe. She completed an Undergraduate degree in Sociology at Durham University, which heightened her interest in gender and childhood. She recently completed an MA in Art Gallery and Museum Studies at the University of Leeds and is hoping to pursue a career as a curator in the heritage sector.  

Brittany Wade

Brittany Wade - Curatorial

Growing up in an eccentric city like Boulder, Colorado taught me to question the status quo and to have no fear when thinking outside the box. Raised as the youngest of three girls by a power-house of a mother, I have never lacked the influence of strong women. My maternal grandmother was a singer, actress, and world traveler who urged me to follow my passions no matter what the odds. She ultimately inspired me to take my education further than I ever thought possible. I graduated with my Masters in Heritage Management from the University of Kent in the UK and got to spend years traveling and researching archaeology in Greece. History has always been written by men, but now it is our turn to tell our stories and inspire the next generation of girls to do the same.  

Alice Whalley

Alice Whalley - Development / Curatorial

Ever since childhood I have loved history, reading and films, not much has changed! I am a self-confessed book worm and find nothing better than discovering new worlds and meeting new figures through a book. I am also passionate about films – everything from Disney to Blade runner – that I learned from my father who built a home cinema in his house. History led me to study East Mediterranean History at university and finally to an MA in Art Gallery and Museum Studies. My goals are to travel to Japan, a country that I have a fascination of and a love of all things anime, and work in a museum with an interest in sustainability.  

Past Team Members

Our museum would not be what it is without the wonderful volunteers and interns who helped us grow. Many have gone on to pursue wonderful museum careers, advanced degrees, and families. Our special thanks to our previous team members:

Sarah JacksonSarah Jackson
Communications Officer

When Sarah was a little girl, her heroine was She-Ra, Princess of Power. Having learnt that it would be impossible to grow up into a warrior princess with a flying and talking unicorn sidekick, she instead studied Classical Civilisations, Archaeology, and Cultural Heritage Studies, and is now hoping to work in the heritage industry, using the past as a frame and guide to help today’s and future generations understand themselves and the world.

Former Junior Girls

  • Olivia Anderson - Curatorial
  • Tilly Aspbury - Curatorial
  • Lara Band - Pictorial / Web Design
  • Briar Berry - Curatorial
  • Courtney Bastian - Curatorial / Education
  • Leanne Beard - Curatorial / Development
  • Seaneen Bell - Curatorial / Education
  • Samantha Bradbeer - Pictorial
  • Emma Bryning - Curatorial / Education
  • Danyelle Carter - Marketing
  • Emily Chandler - Education / Podcasting
  • Sinny Cheung - Marketing
  • Abbie Diaz - Education
  • Iona Diver - Curatorial / Social Media
  • Vhari Finch - Pictorial
  • Kaitlin Froom - Curatorial
  • Jessica Galley - Education
  • Shruti Gautam - Education
  • Molly Gibb - Curatorial / Education
  • Ella Goal - Curatorial / Marketing
  • Chloe Grant - Curatorial
  • Casey - Education / Marketing
  • Caroline Hall - Education
  • Emma Hatherall - Education
  • Kate Havard - Curatorial
  • Hannah Hill - Education
  • Emily Holm - Curatorial
  • Mary Horrell - Curatorial / Education
  • Elisa Jones - Education
  • Vanessa Jorion - Education / Curatorial
  • Ayesha Khalid - Education
  • Aoife Kurta - Curatorial / Education
  • Nicole "Nicky" Lacourse - Graphic Desing
  • Emily Lawry - Curatorial / Education
  • Alex Leigh - Curatorial / Development
  • Marisa Lindholm - Curatorial
  • Jessica Meagher - Curatorial / Education
  • Natalie Moyanah - Marketing
  • Miriam Musco - Education Consultant
  • Grace Osbourne - Curatorial / Education
  • K. Sarah Ostrach - Education
  • Jessica Outten - Education
  • Lucy Palmer - Curatorial / Development
  • Victoria Parnell - Education / Development
  • Lauren Payton - Curatorial
  • Izzy Playle - Curatorial
  • Charleigh Powell - Education / Curatorial
  • Audrey Purvis - Curatorial
  • Sarah Raine - Curatorial
  • Magda Repouskou - Curatorial
  • Rachel Sayers - Curatorial / Development
  • Chloe Simm - Curatorial / Education
  • Erin Sykes - Education
  • Michalina Szymanska - Curatorial
  • Julia Templeton - Education / Curatorial
  • Stefanie Ulrich - Curatorial
  • Rebecca Valley - Development
  • Helena Wallace - Curatorial / Education / Marketing
  • Katie Watkins - Education / Curatorial
  • Kay Whitehead - Curatorial
  • Rachel Witte - Curatorial
  • Julie Anne Young - Pictorial

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