Makenzi Dunstan, Education and Outreach Coordinator
As the Education and Outreach Coordinator, Makenzi Dunstan collaborates with Arts & History staff, local creatives, and community partners to develop enriching public learning opportunities. As a member of both the Cultural Sites and Communication teams, her work supports community outreach, digital media campaigns and projects, copywriting, and event and program coordination.
Makenzi earned a Bachelor's degree in English Education from Boise State University. She served as a public school educator for several years in the Boise and Nampa School Districts, where she volunteered as a tennis coach and assisted in district-wide curriculum development. She joined the Department of Arts & History in 2018 and draws on her experiences as a teacher to design engaging programs, resources, tours, and events for all ages and abilities.
Makenzi would summarize her approach to education and outreach as community-oriented, curiosity-driven, and collaboration-minded. She represents the James Castle House as a member of the Boise Museum Association and is currently working on her Small Museum Pro certificate through the American Association for State and Local History.