Alejandra Rojas Silva
How did Earlham help prepare you for your current career?
“I currently work as a curator at the Honolulu Museum of Art. Before this, I worked as an art history professor. Although I did not pursue Classics as a career, the love of learning that Earlham instilled in me is the reason I went on to graduate school. The love of teaching that my professors displayed everyday is what inspired me to get a PhD and become a professor myself. Art History was not offered as a major when I was an undergraduate, but I did take every art history class offered. Those classes and my anthropology minor helped me be competent during my masters. Although all my graduate classmates came from an art history background, the analytical tools and critical and creative thinking that Earlham taught me made up for the content I was missing. I eventually caught up, but these skills are what ultimately made me successful as a scholar and help me today as a curator.”
What is something you have done on council that you enjoy?
“I have not been in the council yet.”