Jacqueline Terrassa is a cultural worker, educator, artist, and writer who currently serves as the Woman’s Board Vice President for Learning and Public Engagement at Art Institute of Chicago. She has also held leadership and education positions at The Metropolitan Museum of Art; MCA, Chicago; the Smithsonian’s Freer and Sackler Galleries; the University of Chicago’s Smart Museum of Art; and the Hyde Park Art Center. From 2011 - 2015 she co-directed the Museum Education Division of the National Art Education Association. Through these roles, she has sought to advocate for the power of critical thinking, creativity, and imagination in our society; expand equitable access to cultural resources; knit community with the arts as catalyst; and create conditions for artists of any age and background to thrive. Born in Puerto Rico, she received her BFA at Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, and her MFA at the University of Chicago.