Jeanine Nault's career in cultural heritage digitization started serendipitously when her work-study job in college had her scanning barcodes and packing boxes in the Digital Conversion Unit for the University of Michigan libraries. While there, she received her undergraduate degrees in Anthropology and English literature, and went on to receive a graduate degree in Museum Studies at the George Washington University here in DC. Since then, she has worked in and managed the digitization program at the National Anthropological Archives (NMNH), as well as the Veterans History Project at the Library of Congress. Jeanine believes that increased access to collections allows for richer and more fully realized representations of cultures and ecologies around the world.
Mass Digitization Senior Program Officer