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Kaitlyn Ovett Clark, Managing Editor

Kaitlyn Ovett Clark has been working as the Exhibitions and Public Programs Coordinator for Tufts University Art Galleries at SMFA for the past five years. Her administrative work has driven her interests in community, education, space and access inclusion within the arts. In 2008, Kaitlyn received her BA from Indiana University-Bloomington, where she double-majored in Studio Arts and Art History. She later obtained a BFA in Ceramics from Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis. In 2015, Kaitlyn earned a MFA at Tufts University in conjunction with the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Karolina Hac, Editor & Operations

Karolina Hac is a writer and creative professional working at the intersection of art, culture, and the built environment. She has been a contributing writer at Boston Art Review since 2018, and her writing has appeared in Landscape Architecture MagazineAmadeus Magazine, and Big Red & Shiny. She currently runs development operations at the Boston Society for Architecture as its advancement manager.

Jacqueline Houton, Senior Editor

Jacqueline Houton is an editor and writer based in Cambridge. Currently a copyeditor at a children’s and YA publisher, she is a former editor of The Improper Bostonian and former managing editor of The Phoenix and STUFF magazine. Her writing has appeared in Boston magazine, DigBoston, Bitch magazine, Big Red & Shiny, and other publications.

Jameson Johnson, Founder & Editor in Chief

Jameson Johnson is a writer, editor, and independent curator based in Boston. She is the founder and editor-in-chief at Boston Art Review and the marketing associate at the MIT List Visual Arts Center. Her research practice is rooted in the exploration and preservation of narratives through contemporary information archives.

Leah Triplett Harrington, Editor at Large

Leah Triplett Harrington serves as assistant curator for Now + There and editor-at-large for Boston Art Review. The founding editor of the publication and platform The Rib, Triplett Harrington also edited Big Red & Shiny from 2013 to 2018. Her writing has appeared in Flash Art, Hyperallergic, WBUR’s The ARTery, Big Red & Shiny, and The Brooklyn Rail.

Maya Rubio, Editorial Assistant

Maya Rubio is a Boston-based cultural producer, passionate about designing and facilitating socially engaged art experiences. Rubio currently works as an Events Coordinator at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and recently graduated from Emerson College’s Honors program, earning a degree in the Business of Creative Enterprises and a minor in Art History.

Julianna Sy, Creative Director

Julianna Sy is a designer and creative director with ties to Boston, Los Angeles, and New Mexico. Her work prioritizes inclusivity and compassion and functions on the principles of artistic expression, mutual aid, and anti-oppression. Sy has been a designer with BAR since Issue 01. She is a book designer at Not A Cult Media, producing recent titles Well Played by Beau Sia and Zigzags by Kamala Puligandla.

Sarah 'Val' Valente, Finance & development Manager

Sarah ‘Val’ Valente is a Boston-based artist and educator with a passion for nonprofit development and community arts engagement. She holds an MBA from Assumption University, a BA in Chemistry and Art from College of the Holy Cross. More recently, she completed a Post-Bacc experience in Fine Arts at Brandeis University. She supports student development outside of the classroom in her Student Affairs role at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University. Here volunteer efforts have supported various community arts initiatives including Roslindale Village Main Streets’ Design Committee, POW! WOW! Worcester, and the Magafan Mural Project.

Nicole Whitted, Design Assistant

Nicole Whitted is a Black designer and creative with a strong belief that creativity is more than aesthetic—it is a powerful tool to use your voice and amplify lived experiences. Whitted is a design assistant at Boston Art Review and has created work for Jr. Hi The Magazine, Girls in Film, and Parade.