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Yoon Kang-O’Higgins joined Visual Thinking Strategies in 1997 after studying art history and studio art at Barnard College, Columbia University (New York City), Leith School of Art (Edinburgh, Scotland) and University College London. As VTS Senior Trainer, she specializes in developing programming to support the global community of VTS practitioners and leading long-term projects with partners such as the University College Cork (Ireland), the New York Times Learning Network, Reade Center (Amsterdam), University of Oregon and the Wild Center (New York). Her expertise includes professional development design and delivery for teachers, university faculty and museum staff.

Yoon’s interest in education and public programs started while a curatorial intern in 1996 at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in NYC, where she learned about the research and work of VTS co-founders Abigail Housen and Philip Yenawine. She has also worked as an administrator at the Parsons School of Design and the Tony Smith Estate. Yoon is based in Seattle, Washington, where she lives with her husband and 2 young sons.