As Engagement Manager for Visual Arts, Julio Badel coordinates all visual arts classes and school based residencies. He is currently working on a Masters in Leadership in Museum Education at Bank Street College. Originally from Lakewood, California, Julio earned a BA in psychology from the University of Southern California where he began his interest in education and community service. After completing a BFA in Drawing/Painting from San Francisco State University, he remained in San Francisco working with San Francisco MoMA, Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, and Root Division. His museum education practice transported him to Medellin, Colombia to work with El Museo de Arte Moderno. Julio is currently working on a personal project to record his family history through writings, drawings and found objects.