Kathryn Botelho, 30


Where do you see yourself professionally in 20 years? I hope that in 20 years my work with Museum Store Association Next bears fruit and there is a vibrant community of emerging professionals continuing to share their ideas and support. I can see this group evolving and growing as a foundation for the future of museum retailers.

What advice would you give your 22-year-old self? To go for it, whatever it is. Don’t hang back, and don’t wait for someone to hand you anything. If you work hard enough, you can make anything successful.

What is your favorite Rhode Island escape or hobby? A day at South Shore Beach with my future husband (I’ll marry the love of my life in September), my soon-to-be stepson Owen, and our best friends. Bringing the paddle and surfboards, packing up the grill and spending the whole day swimming, exploring and just having fun together.

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