Katherine Hagman identifies and engages faculty presenters and other speakers based on their scientific expertise and ability to offer high quality learning experiences, as related to the overall festival program. Over the past eight years, she has assisted organizing a number of other festivals and events, including the Great Lakes Folk Festival and ArtPrize in Grand Rapids, where she is also the Volunteer Program Manager. She is also a Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau Certified Tourism Ambassador.
Katherine is completing an MA in Arts and Cultural Management and earned her BA in Art History and Visual Culture, with a minor in Museum Studies, both from Michigan State University. In 2021, she was selected for a Native American Curatorial and Development Fellowship with the Peabody Essex Museum of Salem, Massachusetts.
Some of her professional interests include:
- Experiential learning
- Arts integration into STEM education
- Social and economic impacts of volunteerism