Meet Us

Sara Cardello

Head of Education Department

Originally from North Carolina, Sara has been living in D.C. since 2008. After graduating with a B.A. in Art History from UNC-Chapel Hill, Sara worked as a guest historian at the Museo Oaxaqueno in Oaxaca, Mexico. She continued her studies at Tufts University receiving her M.A. in Art History and Museum Education, while working at the MFA-Boston. Since moving to the District she has worked in Museum Education at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, The National Building Museum, Brent Elementary School, and the Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center prior to joining Smithsonian Libraries in 2015 as the Education Specialist.

Liz Laribee

Education Specialist

Liz Laribee is an Educator with Smithsonian Libraries. She holds a Masters in Library and Information Science from University of Maryland, with a specialization in Diversity and Inclusion. Before moving to D.C. in 2016, Liz had launched The MakeSpace Arts Collective, Sprocket Mural Arts, and DCBA Lawyers for the Arts in Harrisburg, PA. While there, she was granted the Spectrum Arts Award, the YWCA Emerging Leader Award, and the title of Artist in Residency for the City of Harrisburg. She has taught writing and art-making for fifteen years, and she has used that experience in helping shape interdisciplinary programs for young audiences though Smithsonian Libraries.