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Current Executive Board

Annie Platillero

(any pronouns)

Junior, Anthropology

During my experience on the McClung Museum Student Advisory Board, I have moved from being a scared freshman, just having classes at the McClung, to a passionate member of the board and a lover of museums. The McClung and its staff caught my interest, and they have not disappointed. Working on events and fundraising with my committee has helped me understand my career path and connect with those who have similar interests. The board has helped me connect with the community of Knoxville and provide events to visitors from all over the world. This community I became a part of is supportive and informative, and I have learned a lot about myself, the museum field, and opportunities for after college.

Zoe Bear


Junior, Anthropology

I joined the board because I wanted to surround myself with like-minded people who share my love for the McClung and for museums as a whole. Becoming a member of MSAB has solidified my love for museums and given me the opportunity to explore the many facets of museum work. I am so glad to be part of a group of people who appreciate the McClung and want to give back to the community.

Gabrielle Puckett

Sarah Grace Cook


Freshman, Geology & Environmental Studies

Museums have always held a special place in my heart. I’m so pleased I get to work with MSAB to promote the McClung Museum! Being on MSAB has only furthered my love for natural history, culture, and the museum field. I hope to inspire those on UTK’s campus to be as excited about the McClung Museum as I am!

Emily Tiepelman


Katy Malone (she/her)

Manager of Education & Community Engagement |

Anastacia Managan, Clarissa Trent, Gabby Puckett, & Sean Burke pose for a tintype by photographer, Kelsey Dillow, during a program for the Fall 2023 temporary exhibition, In Conversation: Will Wilson.