Alumni Bios: Field Guide for HARC

Eliza Margolin '15
Channel Marketing Specialist

Eliza majored in Architectural Studies at Middlebury and double minored in Environmental Studies and Mathematics. She now works at Formlabs, a leading manufacturer of 3D printers that spun out of the MIT Media Lab in 2011. In classic startup fashion, Eliza has held several different positions at Formlabs, using a range of architecture-related skills from 3D CAD to exhibit design, as well as non-architecture skills from market research to project management.

Jamie Burchfield '12
Google Cultural Institute

Jamie graduated from Middlebury College in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts in History of Art and Architecture with Minors in American History and Political Science. While at Middlebury, she played on the Squash team, wrote for The Middlebury Campus, studied at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London the fall of her junior year, and was the Student Curator her senior year. After graduating from Middlebury, she spent over 3 years at Sotheby's, first in Trusts & Estates and then in Museum and Corporate Art Services, which offers institutions a variety of services, including consignments, private sales, buying at auction, valuations, and cultivation events. Jamie left Sotheby's in 2015 to join the Google Cultural Institute team at Google, a not-for-profit initiative that partners with cultural organizations to bring the world's cultural heritage online. She has been with the Cultural Institute since then, currently resides in Brooklyn, and tries to get up to Vermont whenever she can. 

Pujan Gandhi '09
Pujan Gandhi Art Advisory

Pujan Gandhi works independently at a variety of curatorial junctions. From 2016-2017, Pujan assisted in the African Art Department at the High Museum of Art, Atlanta. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Art History with a minor in Economics (Middlebury College, Vermont), a Post-Graduate Diploma in Asian Art (SOAS, University of London), and a Master’s Degree in History of Art and Archaeology (SOAS, University of London). In 2014, Spear’s Magazine shortlisted him for the “Young Turk Art Advisor of the Year’’ award.
From 2010-2015, Pujan was based in London, first for his graduate work, and then he devoted most of his attention to curating private collections in Europe and the US. His primary area of expertise is South Asian Art, though he maintains the approach of a generalist. He was a guest lecturer for the Diploma in Asian Art at SOAS (University of London) where he taught Jain Art, Medieval Indian Manuscripts, Contemporary South Asian Art, and Contemporary Southeast Asian Art. Beyond the classroom, he provided individuals, organizations, and corporations with specially guided art tours that mined a range of artistic genres. He has been invited to speak at the High Museum of Art (Atlanta); Art Los Angles Contemporary Fair (Los Angles); Oxford & Cambridge Club (London); Museum of the Southwest (Midland, Texas); Marfa Public Radio (Marfa, Texas); and The Lovett School (Atlanta,GA) among others.

He assisted in the curatorial departments at the British Museum (London), The High Museum of Art (Atlanta), and the Middlebury College Museum of Art (VT). In addition, he has worked in commercial sector at Entwistle Gallery (London), Jack Shainman Gallery (NY), Gallery Chemould (Mumbai), and with the art consultancy Nancy Rosen Incorporated (NY). His exhibitions include Celebrity (Middlebury College Museum of Art, VT, 2010, co-organizer); Re: Renewal Framing Transition in the Indian Landscape (Goodenough College, London, 2013, co-curator); Work in Public (Decad, Berlin, 2014, art advisor), and Katherine E. Bash: The Light of Consciousness: Part 1 (Museum of the Southwest, Midland, TX, 2016, co-curator); Universal and Sublime: The Vessels of Magdalene Odundo (High Museum of Art, Atlanta, 2017, curatorial assistant); and Lush Strokes and Phantom Forms (Galerie Isa, Mumbai, forthcoming 2018, curator).

Jamie McKenna '09

Jamie McKenna is a native of Lake Placid, NY and graduated from Middlebury College in 2009 with a degree in Art & Architecture and Environmental Studies. Following graduation, Jamie spent the first two years of his career in Spain and Sweden, traveling extensively throughout Europe. He was eventually drawn back to the Green Mountain State and worked at his alma mater for three years. In 2015, he founded Imhotep, a Design and Build firm based out of Cornwall, VT. Jamie, his wife, Brit, and son, Leo, live in Cornwall, Vermont.

Britta Fenniman Tonn '02
Senior Architectural Historian
CBRE, Inc.

Britta Fenniman Tonn graduated from Middlebury College with a B.A. in the History of Art & Architecture, from Goddard College with an M.A. in Education and from the University of Vermont with an M.S. in Historic Preservation. Britta has worked as an architectural historian in the fields of Environmental Consulting and Cultural Resource Management for over 7 years and is currently employed as a Senior Architectural Historian with CBRE, Inc. Britta is also an active Board member of Preservation Burlington and has researched and designed historic markers for more than two dozen historic buildings and sites in the Burlington area. Britta recently curated “Burlington Then and Now: 150 Years a City,” a public exhibition of historic photographs of 1860s Burlington paired with contemporary photos captured from the same viewpoints. Her current interests include researching and documenting the history of notable women of Burlington, developing and leading walking tours of Burlington and researching the historic mill architecture of Winooski, VT, where she served on the planning commission for four years and currently resides.