MSU Museum Student Presenter for the Science on a Sphere Exhibit
Majors: Nutritional Sciences Arabic
Najya Zaman is a student presenter for the Science on a Sphere (SOS) exhibit at the MSU Museum. She is in the process of creating new programs for the SOS exhibit in addition to presenting programs already developed. She said that she has already learned so much about interpretation during her time with the MSU Museum.
Originally from Saginaw, Michigan, Najya is in her Senior year at Michigan State University. She was drawn to working with the MSU Museum because of the opportunity to create and present a variety of educational content in an imaginative and accessible way. Also, she hopes to learn more about what goes on behind the scenes at museums. Specifically, she wants to understand more about planning exhibits and how museums inspire curiosity in their audiences.
She is looking forward to presenting new projects in development for SOS. She has enjoyed working with the Education Team and other staff at the MSU Museum because they are passionate about what they do, and it inspires her. Her favorite exhibit at the MSU Museum is Habitat Hall, she particularly enjoys this exhibit because of the grand room and the experience of viewing the dioramas without glass.
After graduation, Najya’s dream job is to travel around the Middle East, documenting traditional agricultural practices for future generations and studying regenerative agriculture in this region. She believes traditional agriculture has much to teach us about food security and sustainable practices.
In her free time, she enjoys baking and gardening (in the summer!), swimming, running, and reading.