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Lisa Sasaki

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USA, Director, Audience & Civic Engagement Center, Oakland Museum of California

Lisa Sasaki is the Director of the Audience & Civic Engagement Center at the Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) where she oversees the institution’s commitment to visitor participation and engagement through communications, public programs, school & teacher programs, visitor services, and community engagement programs. Since joining OMCA, she has tackled the goal of doubling OMCA’s attendance through major initiatives such as the audience-driven engagement program series Friday Nights @ OMCA.

Sasaki has worked for 19 years in the museum field. She currently serves as Vice President of the Western Museums Association’s Board of Directors and is a member of the Council of American Jewish Museum’s Advisory Council.

She holds Bachelor Degrees in History and Archaeology from Cornell University and a Master’s degree in Museum Studies from the University of Denver. Sasaki is also a graduate of the Getty Leadership Institute at the Claremont Graduate University’s Executive Education Program for Museum Leaders.

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