Avery Glassman is the first student to matriculate in the University of Colorado’s dual-degree program in Art History and Business (MA/MBA). Her research focuses on the role of place-making in contemporary art, using spatial theory to understand site-specific and participatory art practices. Avery became interested in art's ability to revive sedimented histories and reveal the ways in which people and places mutually shape each other while working as the Programs and Exhibitions Curator at the Western Colorado Center for the Arts (Grand Junction, CO). In combination with her studies at CU's Leeds School of Business, Avery also investigates the political systems that often relegate those working in the arts to the economic margins. She holds a BA in Art History from Macalester College and studied abroad in France at Paris IV-Sorbonne and Spéos Photographic Institute.