Makenzi Dunstan, Education and Outreach Coordinator
As the Education and Outreach Coordinator, Makenzi Dunstan (she/they) collaborates with Arts & History staff, community partners, and local educators to develop enriching public learning opportunities about Boise's unique character, history, and creative sector. Community-oriented and curiosity-driven, her work spans a wide range of projects, including, but not limited to, educational program and resource development, social media and video content creation, and outreach.
After earning a Bachelor's degree in English Education from Boise State University, Makenzi served as a public school educator for several years in the Boise and Nampa School Districts, where she assisted in district-wide curriculum development for English Language Arts. She represents the James Castle House as a member of the Boise Museum Association and is the host of the Historic Artists' Homes & Studios Virtual Road Trip, in partnership with the National Trust for Historic Preservation's Historic Artists' Homes & Studios program. She co-manages the Boise City Writer-in-Residence, a collaborative program between Arts & History, Boise Public Library, and The Cabin. A lifelong learner, Makenzi is currently working on her Small Museum Pro certificate through the American Association for State and Local History.