Joanna Scardapane graduated from Rutgers University in 2017 with a degree in Art History minoring in museum studies. She joined the Alfa Art Gallery as a curatorial internship in Fall 2020 to gain more hands-on experience in her field. Her responsibilities included recruitment of local artists for exhibitions, interviewing artists, cataloguing, research, biography writing, and exhibit preparation. Working on the Space Between, Lifted, and Configured Personas exhibitions, her favorite part of the job was the one on one interviews with the featured artists.