Meet Our Team
Girl Museum was founded by our Head Girl, Ashley E. Remer, and is overseen by a Board of Directors. We also consult with our Advisory Board of scholars and professionals, who help advance our mission and contribute to our programs. Our all-volunteer team is organized into two tiers: our Senior Staff (long-term volunteers dedicated to specific programs or projects) and our Junior Girls & Boys (interns and volunteers).
Ashley E. Remer
Founder and Head GirlAshley 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.
Board of Directors
The Board of Directors is comprised of the members below. We meet four times per year to oversee the budget and management as implemented by the Head Girl. Interested in being a board member? Contact us to discuss this unique opportunity to help us fulfill our mission and increase girls’ representation around the world.
At a very early age, I would line up all of my dolls and play teacher. As a first-generation Cuban American, my parents always encouraged me to be the best at whatever I wanted to be. So I studied to be a teacher and a lawyer. Somewhere along the way I mixed the two and decided to work at a law school. Now my job is to encourage students to be the best whatever they decide to be.
Teri R. AbsteinTeri is a pragmatic collector and an obsessive organizer. These attributes lend themselves handily to museum work. She landed in her museum vocation almost by accident through fortuitous decisions and the faith of others. To both fate and certitude she will be eternally grateful for they have allowed her to ‘play with the stuff’ and ‘share with the kids’.
Our senior staff is comprised of long-term volunteers who have dedicated themselves to our cause. Many began as interns who showed the drive, creativity, and dedication that help us do great work.
Junior Girls & Boys
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.
Our interns hail from all around the world, and many have gone on to pursue wonderful museum careers, advanced degrees, and families. Learn more about them and what brings them to Girl Museum in the blogs below.
Meet one of our newest team members, Junior Girl Amber Barnes, and find out some of her interests and what brought her to Girl Museum!read more
Meet one of our newest team members, Junior Girl Lucy McDonald, and find out some of her interests and what brought her to Girl Museum!read more
Meet one of our newest team members, Junior Girl Niamh Hanrahan, and find out some of her interests and what brought her to Girl Museum!read more
Our Advisory Board is comprised of internationally renowned women in academia and the museum world. They help to produce projects, advise on research interests, and spread the word about our museum.
Mary Case, Qm2
Dr. Rachel Devlin, Associate Professor of History, Tulane University
Dr. Catherine Driscoll, Associate Professor, Gender and Cultural Studies, University of Sydney
Dr. Miriam Forman-Brunell, Professor of History, University of Missouri-Kansas City
Elaine Heumann Gurian, The Museum Group
Dr. Mary Celeste Kearney, Associate Professor, Department of Film, Television, and Theatre, University of Notre Dame
Dr. Claudia Mitchell, Professor, Faculty of Education, McGill University
Dr. Ilana Nash, Assistant Professor of English and Women’s Studies, Western Michigan University
Dr. Jacqueline Reid-Walsh, Associate Professor of Education, Penn State University
Dr. Kelly Schrum, Associate Professor, Center for History and New Media, George Mason University
Dr. Lynne Vallone, Professor of Childhood Studies, Rutgers University
Dr. Valerie Walkerdine, Research Professor, School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University