Welcome, Kristen Jacobsen!
RRCHNM welcomes our newest team member–Kristin Jacobsen! Kristin comes to us with experience in military history, public history, and digital projects–she has an MA in Applied History from George Mason University and a MMAS in Military History from the US Army Command and General Staff College. She is on her second career, having served as a Naval Officer for 27 years; she was deployed around the globe, from the Middle East to the Caribbean and participated in multiple joint and international exercises and has visited six of seven continents. In addition to her extensive professional experience, she has competed on jeopardy so we anticipate she’ll be leading the lunchtime trivia charge. She has volunteered for the Girls Make History Program at the Navy Museum and as a coach with Girls on the Run.
Kristin is the Digital Project Coordinator for the Arnhem Postal History Project. She will be leading a team developing a digital collection of postal covers and correspondence exploring the day to day lives of the Dutch during the German Occupation 1940-1945. The Arnhem Postal History Project will be a resource for educators, researchers and philatelists with collection of over three thousand pieces.