Alix Ferrer-Yulfo

  • PhD student and committee member

I have just started the second year of my PhD in Media, Culture, Heritage at the School of Arts and Cultures at Newcastle University, for which I am focusing on museums and intangible cultural heritage management. I have worked in the education, tourism and culture sectors in very different roles; I’ve been a humanities instructor at different colleges, a cultural promoter with the Puerto Rico Tourism Company, a visitor services assistant in various museums and a project coordinator for the Casa del Libro Museum. Through these experiences I’ve realized the importance of being a well-rounded professional and how key is to take advantage of the different professional development opportunities you can encounter. For this reason, I decided to get involved with the Researching Our Futures Conference: an opportunity to gain knowledge on how to improve your personal and professional development strategies, network with like-minded individuals, and put your skills into good use and get yourself “out-there”.