Ailie Pankonien is a CVAD alumna with a B.A. in Art History in 2012 and completed a master’s degree in Library Science in 2022 from UNT. She’s also not new to the TFC, as she completed her Library Science practicum at the TFC in the summer of 2021 and continued into the fall as a graduate area assistant. Ailie has previous experience at the Dallas Museum of Art, the Meadows Museum, and the University of Colorado, Boulder Art Museum, where she also completed a master's degree in art history.
Her role with the TFC primarily will involve documenting and caring for artifacts, processing incoming donations and objects going out on exhibition, completing administrative duties, managing the collection digitization project, and supporting researchers engaging with the Westheimer Research Gallery.