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Hi there. I'm Rebecca Ortenberg.

I believe in putting historical research to work in the world.

As a public historian with more than ten years of experience in museums, historic sites, and scholarly organizations, I have dedicated myself to telling and promoting stories that educate, provoke action, and meet people where they are. I believe that the best organizations run on enthusiastic collaboration and good spreadsheets, that goals should always be defined before digital tools are identified, and that history has never been neutral.

Originally from Southern California, I have a B.A. in history and theater from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon, and an M.A. in history museum studies from the prestigious Cooperstown Graduate Program in Cooperstown, New York. I currently reside in Philadelphia.

Looking for more? Check out my portfolio of work and read my resume.
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