Harriet Shapiro started her law career as a Legal Services Attorney, and then worked as a corporate attorney for Bristol-Myers Company (9 years) and at Empire Blue Cross and Blue Shield (4 years . In 1988, Harriet left work to raise her son and study studio art. In 2000, Harriet became a mediator and worked with the New York City Civil Court. Two years later was accepted to the U. S. Federal Court Panel of Mediators, Eastern District and was on that panel until September of this year. She also was a docent at the Guggenheim Museum for 5 years and in the docent program at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. This work inspired her to obtain an MA in art history from Hunter College in 2006. Her master’s thesis “Juan Sanchez Cotan and His Still Life Painting” is part of the FrIck Museum Reference Library’s collection. Harriet has worked in volunteer capacities in art history and art appreciation. She archived artist and art gallery papers at the Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art and through “Artworks” has given museum tours to public school students and has taught at P.S. 250 in Brooklyn. Harriet has worked privately as an art historical archivist. She also serves on the Board of the Warren, Ct. Historical Society and is on the UJA of NY Networks and Capacity Building Commission and Trustee Relations Committee. Harriet archives papers and catalogs photographs at the Joint Distribution Committee. Harriet is a graduate of Elmira College and the Boston University School of Law.