Ben Garcia (Gryffindor) is Supreme Mugwump of the Museum Marauders, a chapter of the Harry Potter Alliance located at the San Diego Museum of Man. Additionally he serves that museum as Deputy Director where he leads special projects and supports the Directors of Exhibits, Education and Public Engagement, Cultural Resources, Marketing and Communications, Operations, and Decolonizing Initiatives. Prior museum experience includes six years in the Education Department at the J. Paul Getty Museum, three years as Associate Director of Education at the Skirball Cultural Center, and three years as Head of Interpretation and Operations at the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology at UC Berkeley. He has presented and published on the museums as they relate to learning, public value, decolonization, undoing institutional racism, and social change. He is a steering committee member of Museums & Race and a member of the Advisory Board for the Adoption Museum Project.
NextGen Peer Mentor (2019)