Jackie Peterson is a Seattle-based, freelance exhibit developer with over eight years of experience in exhibit design for museums and cultural institutions, administration and fundraising.
After spending much of her early career in nonprofit fundraising and working with the NYC Department of Education and teacher certification, Jackie realized that she truly belonged in a creative industry. She landed in the museum field mostly by luck, but ultimately discovered that it combined all of the things about which she was truly passionate: lifelong learning and education, social history and storytelling, and creativity.
Her initial work in museums began as the support team for the capital campaign for the Queens Museum of Art, a great training ground for working with museums that have unique collections, a very diverse community and visitorship and lots of exhibition and programming possibilities. In 2008, Jackie joined Ralph Appelbaum Associates where she spent the last six years organizing and developing content for a wide variety of museum projects and clients. Jackie relocated to Seattle in 2014 to launch her career as an independent museum consultant and focus her creative energy on projects close her heart: interpreting historic sites, social history museums, social justice exhibits and projects focused on civic and community engagement.
Jackie holds undergraduate degrees in English and History from Georgetown University (Washington, DC), and has pursued graduate-level coursework in Museum Studies from New York University. She spends her free time traveling the globe to experience other cultures and geography, learning just about every crafty skill she can, attempting to learn new languages, cooking and exploring her new home territory of the Pacific Northwest.
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