"Without the support of Salem College, I would not be professionally where I am today. Providing one-on-one mentorship and academic rigor, Salem positioned me to challenge myself and claim opportunities first in the Winston-Salem community and then in New York City."

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Erin K. Hylton

'10 - Art

Career:

Programs coordinator at The Studio Museum in Harlem.

HOMETOWN:

Bronx, NY

Salem degree:

Bachelor of arts in American studies and art history

Graduate degrees:

Master of science with a specialization in art and community development from the Milano School of International Affairs; master of management and urban policy at the New School University’s School of Public Engagement

Her story:

While I was at Salem, I interned for a variety of arts and community organizations, including Carolina Music Ways, the Dropout Prevention Program at the Carter G. Woodson School in Winston-Salem, the Lincoln Center Institute for the Arts in Education, and Queens Museum in New York City. With each experience I expanded my interest in the intersection of art and community. All of my opportunities were nurtured through Salem, where I grew in confidence and professional skill. Today I work at The Studio Museum in Harlem, where I manage a staff of thirteen teaching artists, coordinate all school collaborations, develop curricula for exhibits, and organize all educator programs. Wow, it is awesome to be working in the field of my childhood dreams. I can honestly say that Salem prepares alumnae for amazing lives!”