Jodi Mikesell
Research Assistant
Columbia University

Jodi Mikesell is an arts professional with extensive business and project management experience who has a passion for art historical research, archiving, and technology. Her work is dedicated to nurturing communities by facilitating meaningful, accessible arts experiences through administration, programming, and education.rnrnAs a graduate of Teachers College, Columbia University, Jodi obtained her M.A. in Visual Arts Administration, with a focus on art history and museum studies. There, she acted as President of SAA (Student Advocates for the Arts), an organization which helps build community among Columbia University students and the greater NYC arts community while empowering students to advocate for the importance of Art in America. Her undergraduate was obtained, with honors, from the University of Washington, where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Art History.rnrnThe roadmap of Jodi's career has been a circuitous one with stops in costume design, event planning, curation, accounting, project management, and a teacher of printmaking. Before moving to New York City she lived in Seattle and had worked in business administration ( and accounting/inventory management (The Northwest School of Art). Recently, she interned at Baryshnikov Arts Center where she coordinated their yearly contemporary art auction, and at Creative Time where she conducted development research. She is currently a Research Assistant for Prof. Anne Higonnet, Art History Department Chair at Barnard College, Columbia University, and has recently accepted the position of Registrar for the historic ACA Galleries in New York City, NY.rnrn