Meet the Team

Maria Yoon (Founder, CEO of PMT / Senior Lecturer, Fluent in Korean)
has been employed continuously for the last twenty years in the Education departments of several of New York's premier museums. Her museum work is also mentioned in the Little Kid Big City. Prior to working at the museums, Maria was a New York City public school art teacher. Her current favorite art areas are African, Asian, and Modern Art. Maria is also an accomplished artist in her own right and has several of her works in the permanent collection of MoMA.

Gema Alava (Senior Lecturer, Fluent in Spanish) 
a multidisciplinary artist who has worked for the last decade as a lecturer and educator in five major art museums in NYC, conducting more than 2000 talks worldwide at universities, museums, and cultural institutions. Her latest art projects are based on in-depth conversations originated from careful observation of artworks. Participants have described her approach as “enlightening” and “the new way to experience an art museum.” (Centerpoint Now, 2010)

Belbelin Mojica (Senior Lecturer, Fluent in Spanish)
is a native New Yorker working in museums throughout the City for the past twenty years. Currently affiliated with the NYC Board of Education where she teaches curriculum covering Ancient Civilizations through Modern/Contemporary Era. Education Program Coordinator handling special events specifically for K - 12. Familiarity with institutions throughout New York City, including the Bronx and Queens.

Alexandra Bonfante-Warren (Senior Lecturer, Fluent in French and Italian)
she attended the Lycée Français in New York and obtained a BA in modern and contemporary French and Italian literature from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. She holds MAs in English education and art history, has worked in art publishing for thirty years and has been a museum educator since 2008.

Lauren Ebin (Senior Lecturer)

has been working in museums in NYC and overseas since 1998, both on the curatorial side and as a museum educator.  In addition to teaching groups of all ages, including training other educators in museum education practice and approaches, Lauren has curated exhibits in museums in NYC and Argentina.  As an archaeologist and art historian with M.A. and M. Phil degrees in Art History and Archaeology, Lauren has spent more than ten field seasons excavating in Argentina, France, Greece, and Israel.  In her leisure time, Lauren is an accomplished swing dancer, traveling in the US and abroad to teach and to compete.

William Ambler (Senior Lecturer)
is an educator at The Morgan Library & Museum and at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. Previously, he served as an adjunct professor of art history at NYU, and as a researcher and lecturer in European Paintings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. His primary areas of research are Spanish Golden Age painting and European Baroque art generally, but his real joy currently comes from taking his daughters, aged 3 and 6, around the many museums in New York. He received his A. B. from Princeton University, his M.A. in architectural history from the Courtauld Institute, and his Ph. D. in art history from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University.

Will Twersky (Lecturer)
is a native New Yorker with over a year of experience working in art and history museums. He holds a BA from Bucknell University and is completing his MA from New York University. Will specializes in Greek and Roman art history, as he spent this past summer working on an excavation team in Thebes, Greece.

Kean Tan (Chinese Guide)

born and raised in Malaysia, Kean moved to the U.S graduating with a B.A in film studies in Ohio. He also earned a Master of Urban Planning degree from Hunter's College in New York City, occasionally working with institutions to bridge civic participation in arts and culture and forge positive interaction between human and physical environments.

Christian Breed (Lecturer, Fluent in Spanish and Italian)
received a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design, an MFA from Hunter College (CUNY) in 2017, and an Advanced Curatorial Certificate from Hunter College (CUNY) in 2017. He worked and exhibited in Italy from 2003-2012, and his work has been included in the exhibitions Wet Paint (curated by Harry Cooper) at the Workhouse Arts Center, Virginia (2017), Hunter College MFA Thesis Exhibition (2017), Premio Razzano, Museo del Arte Contemporanea del Sannio (2011), to name a few. He is a recipient of the 2015 Kossak Travel Grant, and is co-curator of Copy Translate Repeat, from the Coleccion Patricia Phelps de Cisneros (2018).