Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology

Staff & Advisory Board


The museum’s mission is to promote respect and appreciation for human diversity through our exhibitions, events, and academic programs, which educate and inspire a diverse north state community.


Advisory Board

Portrait of Dawn Fedeli
Dawn Fedeli
  • Soroptimist International of Chico
Portrait of Jennifer da Silva
Jennifer da Silva
  • Executive Assistant to CSU, Chico President Gayle Hutchinson
Portrait of Dawn Frank
Dawn Frank
  • Director, Student Learning Center, CSU, Chico
Portrait of Christian Gutierrez
Christian Gutierrez
  • Administrative Manager, Downtown Chico Business Association
Portrait of Dain Sandoval
Dain Sandoval
  • Information Technology Services Staff, CSU, Chico
Portrait of Matthew Stone
Matthew Stone
  • CSU, Chico Professor of Recreation, Hospitality & Parks Management
Portrait of Linda Watkins-Bennett
Linda Watkins-Bennett
  • Action News Now Anchor
Portrait of Amber Noel-Camacho
Amber Noel-Camacho
  • CSU, Chico Tribal Relations Specialist
Portrait of Kim Cobb
Kim Cobb
  • Freelance Artist and Education Consultant
Portrait of Linda Wright
Linda Wright
  • Storyteller
Portrait of Anna Lenaker
Anna Lenaker
  • Writer