Ariana Ackerman is an undergraduate student who began volunteering at the museum in July 2015.  She is currently pursuing a degree in Health Science at Boston University and hopes to attain a master’s degree in public health.  At the museum, Ariana applies her skills in research and her interest in global health, infectious disease, and vaccination by assisting with the development and planning of an exhibit on public health.  Through both her independent research and her work with an exhibit development team, Ariana hopes to create the basis for an exhibit that will be informative and engaging.  Her work at the museum has also helped her apply and expand her knowledge of public health and further her skills in research, planning, and community outreach and education.




Susan Daugherty recently moved to the Chicago area from Indianapolis. She has been volunteering since January 2015 and is a part of the mentorship team that works with the Adler University interns. She has been involved in an educational setting for more than twenty years and in teaching and tutoring for the past ten. She currently tutors writing at the College of Lake County in Grayslake, IL. She is also pursuing certification through the Independent Educational Consultant Association and plans to offer consulting services to college bound high school students and their parents. 







Iman Carr is a medical illustrator and web designer. She began volunteering in late June 2013. She assists the museum with web site design.  Iman is enrolled in the undergraduate medical illustration program at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) where she is minoring in web design and development and concentrating in communications. Iman  serves as a gallery assistant to two of RIT's prominent on-campus galleries; the Vignelli Center for Design and the University Gallery. Iman will complete her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Medical Illustration in May of 2014. Over the course of her studies, she has developed skills in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, JQuery, Javascript, Html, CSS, Osirix, Autodesk Maya, Word, Excel and Outlook. Iman plans to use her skills to help the National Museum of Health and Medicine Chicago reach its aspirations.




Eduardo Enciso began volunteering at the museum mid June 2013. He worked on translating exhibits into Spanish. He has also helped transfer photos onto tablets for a Backbones exhibit. Having worked in many fields, including at a camp as a counselor for toddlers and as a janitor with his father, Ed is grateful to be able to add another set of skills to his list. Born in Mexico, Eduardo will be a senior at Libertyville High School here in Illinois, where he will study more languages. Eduardo is fluent in English and Spanish, excels in French and is studying Chinese. Having greatly enjoyed translating the BACKBONES exhibit, he hopes to be of help in whatever way he can.