Mendelsohn previously held positions at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in Curatorial, Exhibition Design and Visitor Experience. During her tenure, she represented the museum during the final stages of the Frank Lloyd Wright building’s UNESCO World Heritage designation process and played a pivotal creative role as the featured voice in the99% Invisible-produced building audio guide, which has garnered more than 1 million downloads to date. She has supported the organization and design of various exhibitions, workshops, and symposia, including Guggenheim Helsinki Now(2015), Åzone Futures Market(2015), Architecture Effects (2018) at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, andCountryside, The Future(2020).
holds a master’s degree in design studies from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design and a bachelor of architecture from Cornell University, and has taught at both institutions. At Harvard, she founded the GSD Kirkland Gallery, which continues to serve as the only student-run gallery on campus. Mendelsohn currently sits on the advisory boards of Madame Architect, a platform for celebrating women in architecture and Impact Wrkshp, an organization that builds community through design advocacy.