Laycca Umer

Manager, Research, Exhibits, & Programs

718-699-0005 ext. 348
lumer@nysci.org

Laycca has a BSEd in Childhood Education and Psychology and a M.S. in TESOL from CUNY City College. She has been working with formal and informal learning institutions since 2012. Her passions are building more diversity in the museum fields workforce, developing inclusive and equitable learning opportunities for underrepresented populations, using research to inform the development of innovative learning tools, and refining organizational systems. By leading initiatives surrounding this work, she hopes to affect positive change in industry-wide hiring and professional development practices, bridge the gap between the playful museum experience and traditional classroom learning, support the growth of positive workplace culture, and identify avenues for increased internal and external communication and transparency.