Carly Rapaport-Stein, President
Carly is an ardent arts appreciator, participant, and facilitator. She holds a Bachelor’s of Music in Voice Performance from Westminster Choir College, a Master’s of Music in Opera Performance from Temple University, and is now a full-time student in the Arts Administration program. In 2014-2015, Carly was the editor of ArtsLine, the program’s quarterly newsletter, and the graduate assistant for the Arts Administration program. After her assistantship ended, Carly began work as the Communications Manager at the City of Philadelphia’s Mural Arts Program. Carly volunteers as the Development Consultant for Best Day of My Life So Far and also volunteers for The Food Trust at their Headhouse Market.
Hannah Rechtschaffen, Vice President
Hannah moved to Philadelphia to pursue a Master’s degree in arts administration, after developing a professional interest in business and art separately. She graduated from Oberlin College in 2006 with a double degree in theatre and history. After moving to Asheville, North Carolina, she worked in Spa Management for five years, while nurturing her interest in theatre outside of work. In 2012 she was offered an opportunity with a local Shakespeare Company, developing and taking on their first Artistic Director position. These professional experiences piqued her interest in the intersection of art and business, and she decided to pursue further study to develop professionally and explore the business opportunities in the art sector of Philadelphia. Her interests have continued to evolve and sharpen, bringing into focus the need to develop the arts and culture sector in line with the current demands of society and technology.
Clare Lowry, Events Director
The daughter of a former art teacher, Clare began her love of visual arts and dance from an early age. Her passion for all art disciplines lead her to Ohio University where she completed her Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts and finally to Drexel where she is studying Arts Administration. Clare currently works as the Marketing Assistant for a small business owner. As the Events Director Clare hopes to develop value driven content and programming for her colleagues.
Meg Wolensky, Advocacy Director
Meg Wolensky is a full time on campus student in the Arts Administration Program and a recent BFA graduate of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Meg currently works for the Philadelphia Museum of Art in Visitor Services and is a passionate supporter of visual arts initiatives which provide platforms for underserved narratives. She is a visual artist who utilizes painting, drawing, photography and video to communicate shared experiences and relationship dynamics.
Dorian Volpe, Communications Director
Originally from Louisiana, Dorian completed her undergraduate studies at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon in 2005. Upon graduation she moved to New York City where she worked in a number of arts administrative positions at organizations including the Paul Kasmin Gallery, MoMA, and Carol Simon Dorsky, Inc. After relocating to Philadelphia in 2013, she began working full time as the studio manager of a small arts education nonprofit. Dorian is also a full time student in the Drexel Arts Administration on campus program and is expecting to complete her degree this coming March.