Senior Program Officer, Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)
Jennifer Himmelreich is a senior program officer at the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). Rooted in and raised on the Navajo Nation in northwest New Mexico, she began working at the local public library to support herself as she completed her undergraduate degree at Fort Lewis College. Jennifer continued working in libraries and museums, developing a commitment to centering cultural memory on Native American, Alaskan Native and Native Hawaiian ways of being and doing. Her IMLS portfolio includes grant programs that provide dynamic community engagement, innovative programming/preservation work, and support access to vital services across Indigenous communities in America.