Miriam Anne Frank is an applied anthropologist who works for Indigenous Peoples and on issues of environment and human rights. This career path has taken her across the globe to some of the most remote and special places on earth. She presently teaches courses on Indigenous Peoples’ issues in the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Vienna, Austria. When her son was born she had him travel with her so he would be exposed to the diversity of the world in terms of peoples and places.
She studied art and initially began her career as an arts administrator in the Bay Area. She worked at Headlands Center for the Arts during the residence of native Haida artists as they carved a totem pole and a canoe and later worked supporting homeless artists in the Tenderloin. Most recently she curated a family program with artists from San Francisco’s Mission District for the San Francisco International Arts Festival.
Her family chose to settle in La Honda, a small community in the Santa Cruz Mountains, so that her son could have a life filled with outdoor adventures. They spend time in many of the places FTC holds its camps.
She is excited to combine her arts, anthropology and teaching background and join Jay in helping your children explore and learn.