Dr. Edgar De Sola comes to The Mexican Museum with a diverse background in the arts, academia, science, and finance. A musician, physician, businessman, and professor, Edgar is considered a “Renaissance Man” by many. Dr. De Sola played percussion in popular Venezuelan Progressive Rock bands, Aditus and Ficcion. Taking a very different route, Dr. De Sola received a medical degree from Universidad Central de Venezuela and practiced medicine for many years. He also worked on Wall Street for more than twenty years, focusing on companies in the Biotechnology sector. In 2015, Dr. De Sola taught Genetics & Medical Science in the Summerfuel program at the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. De Sola brings his experience in myriad fields to help The Mexican Museum further its mission.
Mela Delgado is a museum professional and artist. She holds a BFA from La Escuela de Artes Plásticas from San Juan, Puerto Rico and in 2009 received her MA in Museum Collections Management at John F. Kennedy University in Berkeley. Mela has been working with archives and art non profits for the past 20 years. Some of her past experience has been with La Universidad de Puerto Rico, Recinto de Rio Piedras photography archives, The Oakland Museum of California, The Walt Disney Family Museum at the San Francisco Presidio and recently at The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. As an artist, her artwork is very vibrant and feminine. It reflects her love and passion towards her Puerto Rican heritage, and her respect for the Mexican culture; which she has been exposed to while living for the past decade in the San Francisco Bay Area. Mela has exhibited her art in Puerto Rico, South Florida, the Bay Area and Southern California. She creates private art commissions for homes and businesses, teaches private and public after school art and volunteers her creative talents to non-profits in her community.
Vanessa is currently completing her B.A. degree in Psychology with a minor in Latin American Studies at San José State University. She is a first-generation Mexican-American, a Bay Area native, and identifies strongly as a proud Chicana. She will be graduating in May 2017, and will go on to pursue a graduate degree in Anthropology from San Francisco State University. Her specific areas of interest include the Aztec/Mayan civilizations, the syncretism of culture between Iberia and Latin America, and the evolving Chicanx experience in the U.S. Vanessa is passionate about the preservation and advancement of museums, the celebration of Mexican/Latinx culture, and believes The Mexican Museum is the ideal institution to continue the recognition of the Latinx experience.
Sheri graduated from UC Berkeley with a Bachelor’s Degree in Art Practice. After graduation, she traveled to South Korea to teach English for a year and then worked at an online investing newsletter that allowed her to work remotely from Mexico and France. It was during this time that she developed a desire to study Mexican art and culture professionally. As Communications Associate at The Mexican Museum, she looks to use her passion to help bring the wealth of the museum’s collection, events, merchandise, tours and resources to the attention of the public.
Diane recently retired from being a teacher for over 30 years, with most of her career spent teaching at Bayshore Elementary School in Daly City, CA. Diane received her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from University of California, Santa Barbara, and her certification in teaching from San Francisco State University. Diane has a deep love for education, fostering students and the community, along with a great appreciation of all cultures. Though, she has a specific affinity for Latinx culture and art, since she has traveled throughout Latin America, and has recently began studying the Spanish language.