Francesca Aton是美国艺术的社论助理，在2017年申请Fordham大学的艺术历史和视觉艺术中，她开始作为一家社论实习生。她是Lipani视觉艺术奖，以及她的艺术史的收件人thesis, Kouroi: From Ancient Tradition to American Identity (2017), which examines Isamu Noguchi’s 1945 statue Kouros in relation to the sixth-century BCE Greek Marble Statue of a Kouros (Youth), was published in the university’s research journal. While at Fordham, she was an editor for the comparative literature journal Bricolage, her creative writing was published in the literary magazine the Comma, and her artwork was shown in multiple exhibitions. Before joining A.i.A., Francesca was exhibitions associate at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, where she worked closely with curators Mary Birmingham and Katherine Murdock, and numerous artists on shows in and around the community. She spoke at the French Embassy, writing and presenting a speech on the cultural impacts of bilingualism, and was a site assistant for the Apolline Project in southern Italy, unearthing, identifying, and analyzing artifacts encased during the 79 AD eruption of Mount Vesuvius. While studying abroad in Rome, she assisted Fordham University professor Jo Anna Isaak with her research and teaching. She translated from French and transcribed an 1846 New Orleans court case for a forthcoming film by Casey Ruble on free woman of color Eulalie Mandeville de Marigny, and wrote the essay Are You Comfortable? Seeking Utility in Helpful Discomfort (2019) in the artist-run magazine Hécatombe. Follow her latest adventures on Instagram at @atonoffran.