Director of Education & Public Programs
Wisconsin Maritime Museum
Abigail Diaz, ADAC (she/her/hers) is a Virginia native, with a passion for education and accessibility. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in History and Anthropology from Central Michigan University, where she concentrated in archaeology and museum studies. Though she began her career as an archaeologist, she has worked exclusively in museum education for over six years. In the past eight years, Abbie has worked in thirteen cultural institutions across four states. Past workplaces include James Madison’s Montpelier, the Michigan Science Center, Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary, the Field Museum of Natural History and the Museum of Science and Industry. Abbie was recently co-lead of a group writing an American Library Association Bill of Rights Interpretation regarding library services for people with disabilities. Abbie was recently awarded the Kennedy Center's Leadership Exchange in Arts and Disability Emerging Leader Award and her university has recongized her work in access with the 10 Within 10 Alumni Award. Abbie is currently the Director of Education at the Wisconsin Maritime Museum, a member of the Board of Directors of the Museum Education Roundtable and serves on the Diversity, Inclusion and Accessibility Advisory Council for the National Children's Museum. She also is a certified ADA Coordinator. Abbie signs her emails “museums are for everyone” and works every day to make that a reality by breaking down systems of oppression within the places she loves the most.