Art and Education have always been valuable pursuits for my family; from designing their clothing to metalworking to educating in rural communities to learning in museums around the world. I am passionate about promoting the advancement of art museums as centers of innovation, learning, and cultural diversity. I believe that all students have the right to a well-rounded education that includes access to world-class museums and programs that can provide meaningful educational experiences. The learning that happens at an art museum is an essential component of the programs that I create and lead. 

My formal career as an educator started when I was in college. Since then, I have worked with schools, universities, and art museums to create education materials/programs for diverse student populations. In 2018, the STEAM & Literacy program served immigrant families from Latin America, Africa, and Russia. Residents at Posada Esperanza created contemporary art, read, practiced STEAM concepts, and visited museums. With the purpose of healing through education, these initiatives serve students, families, and their communities with the ultimate goal of helping them find JOY in LEARNING. 

I currently live in Pflugerville, TX. with my family. I love to create art, read to my kids, walk our clumber-doodle Zoe, make delicious meals, and travel.

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Mariel Robles, Master of Arts in Education. The University of Texas at Austin.

Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Minor in Spanish, UTRGV.

Ceramics, The Art School at Laguna Gloria.

About my work:

Art and Education by Mariel Robles

XX Apothecary by Mariel Robles

I learn STEAM at the Art Museum

Project-Based STEAM for Elementary students. Creating Circuit Paintings and Contemporary Art to Engage Immigrants, Refugees and K-12 Students in STEM

Museum’s text translations- En español

STEM Role Models, National Girls Collaborative

Project-based STEAM program for High School students.

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