Trenton Arts at Princeton is excited to welcome Nancy Agosto as our inaugural program coordinator. Agosto graduated from Muhlenberg College in 2022 with a B.A. in art history and Latin American & Caribbean studies and a minor in studio art. During her time at Muhlenberg, she conducted two independent research projects. The first regarded modern understandings of ceramic Moche artifacts through a queer lens, specifically about queer romantic relationships and gender expression. The second was a comprehensive understanding of how the creation of NAFTA and the updated USMCA have had an overarching effect on Latino immigrant populations within the United States today.
At Muhlenberg, Agosto was a gallery assistant at the Martin Art Gallery, where she was responsible for having knowledge of the showcases and artists. She also has experience developing class curricula for the Princeton University Preparatory Program (PUPP), where for two summers she taught art and literature. In addition, she was responsible for creating virtual college tours and conducting artistic and cultural programming. As a Trenton Central High School (TCHS) graduate and former PUPP scholar, Agosto is deeply interested in community-based outreach and public access to higher education and research.
“I am excited to help coordinate and develop such an amazing resource for students,” said Agosto. “I know just how important the existence of TAP is to Trenton students, and I am happy to be able to give back to the community in such a direct way!”
“I first met Nancy several years ago when, as a member of the TCHS Orchestra, she performed at Princeton University for our Side-by-Side Concert Series,” said TAP program manager Lou Chen. “What a wonderful coming of full circle to welcome her back to Princeton and to TAP.”