Polly Toledo

Polly Toledo is the Executive Assistant to the New Americans Museum’s Executive Director and grants coordinator where she supports organizational initiatives and resource development efforts. Polly is a San Diego native who grew up in the South Bay. As a first generation American with dual Mexican/US citizenship she is interested in the concept of duality and identity explored through visual art and culture. Through her work she seeks to cultivate accessibility and inclusion in the arts to empower individuals and their communities.

She received her M.A. in Art Galleries and Museum Studies from the University of Leeds, UK and her B.A. in Art History from Dominican University of California. Polly has previously worked at the San Diego Model Railroad Museum and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. She has also interned and volunteered at the Bonita Museum and Cultural Center, The Royal Armouries Museum and the Oakland Museum of California. In addition to her work at the New Americans Museum, Polly is finishing her term as a Steering Committee member for Rising Arts Leaders San Diego.