Anamari has 18 years of experience creating successful informal and formal education programs and exhibits for a variety of audiences and institutions including The Morton Arboretum where she is currently the Director of Education. Fostering inquiry, exploration and creativity is the heart of her life’s work. Anamari is driven by her passion to engage diverse audiences with stories and experiences that provoke thought, stimulate dialogue, promote understanding of ourselves and our world and inspire action.
In her current role she oversees a robust program that includes classes for preschoolers through adult and professional learners; K-12 STEM field trips; youth science camps; scout merit badge programs; an award-wining Children’s Garden; temporary and permanent exhibits; and guided tram, walking and bicycle tours. Anamari specializes in audience research, grant writing, and exhibit development with experience that includes major temporary and permanent exhibitions for The Field Museum, the National Parks Service, and The Morton Arboretum. Her formal training in anthropology, training in nonprofit management, and extensive experience with public gardens and museums of all sizes combine to create a unique perspective on the learner within us all, as well as the organizations that support our innate human curiosity.