MUSEUM STAFF                                                          

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Executive Director

Felicia Shaw

Previously, Felicia W. Shaw served in executive leadership position with the Regional Arts Commission of St Louis, and director positions with the San Diego Foundation and City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture.

Ms Shaw currently serves on the boards of Californians for the Arts and California Advocates and on the Steering Committee of the San Diego Regional Arts and Culture Coalition. 

A graduate of Northwestern University with a degree in Communications, Ms Shaw completed additional undergraduate study at the University of California San Diego with a focus in art history, theory and criticism. She is also an alumna of the James P Shannon Leadership Institute.

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Program Coordinator

Kaela Bright

Kaela started as an intern for the Women's Museum of California in 2018 focusing on Education and Community Outreach. She then served as a staff member for the Women's Museum working with events and volunteer management. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Gender Studies and Sociology, with a minor in Education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Kaelea is passionate about women's issues and is excited to be working with the Women's Museum again.

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Director of Marketing

Melissa Jones

Dedicated to ensuring that women have a voice at every table, Melissa works for various women's organizations in San Diego including the Women's Museum of California and Run Women Run. She is experienced in social media, event organizing, and volunteer management. Melissa has a BA in History from Sonoma State University and a masters in International Relations from Kingston University in London. 

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Film Festival Director

Dineo Maine

Dineo is passionate about film and its profound impact in both illustrating and shaping perspectives. 

Being born and raised in Southern Africa (Botswana & South Africa) has informed the weight she puts behind storytelling and the sharing of knowledge and lived experience. As Director of WFFSD, Dineo is dedicated to not only elevating the artistic expressions of women around the world, but centering the often neglected, dismissed, or completely re-written areas of storytelling. 

Dineo has a BA in Comparative Literature from San Diego State University, and will be attending the University of Southern California in fall 2021 to pursue a MA in Cinema & Media Studies

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Artistic Director

Duane McGregor

Trained as an architectural designer, Duane first came to the Museum as part of the Hall of Fame production team in 2012.  She stayed on as AD and has produced over 50 exhibits and numerous graphic presentations.  In addition she is responsible for the look of our museum store and gallery.

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Bridgett Arredondo

Bridgett is a latina graphic designer with a passion for the arts and appreciation for arts organizations and museums. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art from Indiana University and is currently 1 year into her Master of Arts in Arts Administration program. Through her work, Bridgett strives to make museums and arts organizations accessible and inclusive for women, especially women of color.

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Kayla Solsbak

Kayla (she/her) is an incoming Masters of History student at San Diego State University. Her search for overlooked narratives has brought her to cathedrals of towering redwoods, to packed town halls of passionate Portlanders, to fiery protests at the feet of Confederate monuments. She holds a BA in Journalism from the University of Richmond in Virginia. 

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Cara Dealy

Cara is deeply interested in building a more inclusive art history through her studies as a graduate student. She is currently pursuing her M.A. in Modern Art History, Theory, and Criticism at Azusa Pacific University. Previously she worked at the Frelinghuysen Morris House and Studio, a historic house museum and former studio to American Abstract Artists George L.K. Morris and Suzy Frelinghuysen.

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Kimberly Toscano

Passionate about studying the history, archaeology, literature, art, and languages of the classical world, Kim pursued a B.A. in Classics at CSU, Long Beach. Upon graduating, Kim spent some time working as a dance instructor and held a position with the City of Long Beach, where they worked on public programming for older adults. With a passion for museums, teaching, community outreach, and programming, Kim decided to pursue a graduate degree in Museum Studies at the University of San Francisco. 

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Grace deVega

Grace deVega (she/her) is a 3rd-year political science and history major at San Diego State University. Her involvements on campus include marching band, Associated Students, and several diversity, equity, and inclusion committees. She is an advocate for equitable education, especially in Higher Education, and has lobbied on behalf of San Diego and college students in Sacramento.

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Shelby Westbrook

Shelby (she/her) is a born and raised San Diegan who has a passion for uplifting the stories of marginalized communities and creating a more inclusive historical narrative. She is about to enter her third year of university, pursuing her B.A. in History at the University of California, Los Angeles. Deeply interested in the way our history can inform progressive change, outside of school Shelby works with a community organization that uplifts youth voices and lobbies county officials.