Please welcome our newest staff members. We are so excited for them to join the Buffalo Soldiers National Museum team!
DR. MICHELLE TOVAR
Director of Education
Dr. Tovar is responsible for developing, implementing, and evaluating museum education programs and expanding the museum’s engagement. She is an advocate for BIPOC representation in formal and informal learning environments.
She is a Smithsonian Latino Museum Studies alum, a Fulbright-Hays scholar, and serves as a Houston Coalition Against Hate Board Member. In 2020, Dr. Tovar was awarded the American Alliance of Museums Ed Com Award for Excellence in Practice.
Special Events Coordinator
Brit has worked as an Event Director for over 10 years, planning large and small-scale events all over the country. She was born and raised outside of Houston, and after attending the Art Institute of New York City, she lived and worked in New York until returning to Houston and joining the BSNM team.
She is the mother of a young daughter and stepson and loves taking photos and running in her free time.
Director of Exhibitions
Cale has nearly ten years of experience in the field of public history, tracing back to when he volunteeed at the BSNM as a teen. He attended Huston-Tillotson University where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in History.
Cale was a Research Fellow in the Mellon-Mays Undergraduate Fellowship and a Living Historian with the Texas State Parks and Wildlife Buffalo Soldiers Heritage and Outreach Program. After graduating, he returned to his home state of South Carolina to work as a Research Intern for ColumbiaSC63 and Curator of Exhibits for the South Carolina Military Museum.