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ACM’s Laura Huerta Migus Named 2018 Aspen Institute Ascend Fellow

ACM Executive Director Selected for Work on Behalf of Children’s Museums to Advance Opportunity for Low-Income Families

ARLINGTON, VA (September 21, 2018) – This month, the Aspen Institute announced last week the 2018 class of Aspen Institute Ascend Fellows, including Association of Children’s Museums (ACM) Executive Director Laura Huerta Migus. This year’s class features twenty-one U.S.-based leaders committed to addressing inequality for low-income children and families. 

“I’m honored to join the 2018 class of Aspen Fellows,” said Laura Huerta Migus. “This honor is indicative of the work children’s museums collectively do to advance the wellbeing of the children and families in their communities. I’m grateful to represent the field on this national stage.”

The Ascend Fellowship is an 18-month leadership program that builds on the Aspen Institute’s 50-year tradition of leadership development. As part of Ascend at the Aspen Institute, the Ascend Fellowship offers convenings, networking, and action around advancing solutions on behalf of children and families.

Under Laura Huerta Migus’ leadership, ACM pursues innovative and effective partnerships to leverage the power of children’s museums worldwide. In 2016, the White House recognized Huerta Migus as a Champion of Change for Summer Opportunity. Previously, she served as the Director of Professional Development and Equity Initiatives at the Association of Science-Technology Centers, Inc. and also held positions at the National Multicultural Institute and the National Association for Bilingual Education.

For bios and photos of all twenty-one 2018 Ascend Fellows, visit

About Association of Children’s Museums (ACM)

The Association of Children's Museums (ACM) champions children's museums worldwide. With more than 400 members in 48 states and 20 countries, ACM leverages the collective knowledge of children's museums through convening, sharing, and dissemination. Learn more at