Christina Ayson is a scholar and educator based in San Jose, California. She is working on her doctoral degree at the University of California, Santa Cruz in the History of Art and Visual Culture Studies department. Her focus is on how Filipino American artists negotiate the art museum’s role in the gentrification of the San Francisco Bay Area. She received a Master of Arts in Asian American Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles and a Bachelor of Arts in Art History and Studio Art at Marist College. By creating dialogic art experiences based on social justice practices, Christina hopes to foster a museum by and for the community.