Araya Henry HeadshotAraya Henry is the Coordinator of Teen Programs at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, New York. In this role, Araya coordinates all aspects of the museum's high school aged programs, including the national award-winning Youth Insights Programs. The Youth Insights Programs include Introductions, which is designed for recent immigrant and ELL students; Artists, which connects high school students with artists on exhibition at the museum; Arts Careers, which connects high school students with arts professionals to learn about their career path; and Leaders, which seeks to develop leadership and other skills.

Previously, Araya worked as the Manager of Youth and Family Programs at the Hudson River Museum in Yonkers, New York, of which she managed the national award-winning Junior Docent Program, expanding and improving participant attrition rate by 25%, as well as coordinated family and outreach programs. Currently she serves on the board of the Greater Hudson Heritage Network (GHHN), and the Junior Board of Part of the Solution (POTS) a Bronx-based nonprofit that helps New York City residents struggling with poverty and inaccessibility to resources and is a former Board member of the New York City Museum Educators Roundtable (NYCMER).

Araya received a Master of Art in History Museum Studies from the Cooperstown Graduate Program in 2015, and a Bachelor of Art in Anthropology and Philosophy with a minor in Urban Studies from SUNY Oneonta in 2013. Araya resides in the Bronx, NY with her fiance and their two cats