In 2016 Claudia assumed the role of Strategic Planning and Partnerships at the Smithsonian’s Anacostia Community Museum (ACM) combing her local arts experience and knowledge of strategic planning and organizational management. In this position, she co-authored the museum’s case for revitalization with Director, Lori D. Yarrish. After thorough socialization, the case was approved by the Smithsonian Institution and ACM entered a 4-phase revitalization process at the beginning of 2017. As the Strategic Partnerships Manager, Claudia connects ACM with community-based organizations, educational institutions, artists, and other entities to create programs, support museum initiatives and exhibitions.
Claudia has been a lover and patron of the arts for many years. After finishing her B.B.A. from Howard University in 2010, she began a career in strategic planning and evaluation at the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation. She served as a Docent at the Smithsonian’s Anacostia Community Museum from 2014 to 2015 and as Artist Chair for The Art of Interpretation, a fundraiser for the DC chapter of Howard University’s Alumni Association from 2012 to 2016. Claudia has planned two solo art shows for local artist, Roger Anthony, in 2016 and 2017 entitled State of The Union and I Know Love respectively. In the fall of 2017, she was hired as the content and logistics lead for Veritas 1867:Issa Art Show.