Research Historian - Albany Office
Jackie joined HRA in 2016, after completing her PhD in environmental history at the University at Albany. Her dissertation, “Coastal Parks for a Metropolitan Nation: How Postwar Politics and Urban Growth Shaped America’s Shores,” examined the politics and legacy of federal coastal conservation initiatives. Before joining HRA, Jackie worked for the National Park Service as an interpretive employee at Cape Cod National Seashore, Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park, and Manzanar National Historic Site, and for several environmental policy organizations in Albany, New York.
At HRA, Jackie researches and writes administrative histories, develops content for interpretive exhibits, and conducts oral histories. She also utilizes her expertise in environmental history to contribute to cultural resource management, environmental litigation, Native American history, and natural resource management projects.