Curriculum Vitae

JENNIFER completed her M.A. in history. Her research focused on the WWII home front experiences and the postwar consumer society. She founded 70 Degrees to start, manage, and grow cultural institutions. As a historian, she crafts and contextulizes narrative for every project. She specializes in processing archives, digitization of collections, and curation of exhibition using the best practices. She is currently establishing the Moulton Museum, which will open in 2021. She is active with California Association of Museums and American Alliance of Museums.

Jennifer’s passion for digital history evolved from an interest in computers since the age of three. Her college coursework in computer and information science has enabled her to enhance organization’s technological portfolios. As a writer and editor, her work has been featured in scholarly publications like the CSUF Welebaethan and national conferences.

Keil served as the President for Southwest Oral History Association 2019-21. She serves as a Past President. Keil was on their board since 2015 and created their news blog with social media accounts. Keil has served on Oral History Association conference and award committees since 2016. She is a member of the OHA Archives Interest Group. She instituted an oral history project at the Balboa Island Museum, where she was the director. Jennifer is the Oral Historian and website designer for the Laguna Woods History Center. Currently she is collaborating with UCI on the Puertas y Ventanas con Corazón site and upcoming publication.

Jennifer serves on the CSUF History Department Alumni Advisory Council. She has been a keynote speaker, radio show guest, university lecturer, and published author.


  • CSUF History Graduate Student Seminar, December 8, 2021, “70 Degrees”
  • PEO International, November 2, 2021, “The Art of Nellie Gail Moulton
  •  Oral History Association, October 2021, “California Education” and “SOHA at 40 Panel
  • Orange County Docent League, August 2021 “Moulton Museum”
  • Southwest Oral History Association, “Let’s Talk About Tech?“, October 1, 2020
  • Legacy of the Korean War, September 16, 2020
  • Southwest Oral History Association meeting, September 11-13, 2020, “Education and Oral History”
  • California Council for the Social Studies, February 29, 2020, “Korea and Korean American History”
  • Korean Consulate of Los Angeles “Pioneer Oral History Project” at the Wilshire Country Club, December 10, 2019
  • Oral History Association 2019 conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, “Curating Communities
  • Southwest Oral History Association Summer 2019 newsletter
  • CSUF Spring 2019 History Department Newsletter alumni featured article
  • Korean Diaspora digital history presentation for the seminar, “Building Peace in East Asia: Vision and Despair of Independence Patriots in the Korean Government-in-exile” hosted by the Korean Consulate General in Los Angeles on Friday, October 26, 2018
  • 70 Degrees Technology at UCI Wayfinder hosted at Applied Innovation
  • UCI Department of Social Studies, Summer School Lecture, “Digital Archives” 2018
  • Korean Diaspora Colloquium at the Korean Consul General’s Residence Keynote Speaker, July 2018 “The Role of Government-in-exile in America: Legacy of Song Hurn Joo”
  • UCI Paul Merage School of Business Students, May 2018 Presentation Title: “Digitizing SoCal History”
  • Southwest Oral History Association, Fullerton, CA April 2018 Presentation Title: “Community Voices and Collaboration” and Conference Chair
  • Del Mar Historical Society, Del Mar, CA September 2017 Presentation Title: “Video Partnership Samples for Del Mar Historical Society”
  • CSUF History Department Careers in History Webinar – Public History in October 2015
  • CSUF History Department Careers in History Webinar – Museums and History Centers in May 2017
  • Laguna Woods Video Club, Laguna Woods, CA May 2017 Workshop: “Digital Oral History Methodology
  • Southwest Oral History Association, Phoenix, AZ April 2017 Presentation Title: “Oral History in the Digital Age”
  • Newport Beach Kiwanis, Newport Beach, CA March 2017 Presentation Title: “The History of Balboa Island”
  • Oral History Association, Long Beach, CA October 2016 Presentation Title: “Capturing Our Community’s Voice with Multidisciplinary Approaches”
  • Oasis Community Center, Corona del Mar, CA August 2016 Presentation Title: “Sharing the Memories: 100+ Years of Balboa Island”
  • Newport-Irvine Rotary Club, Irvine, CA May 2016 Presentation Title: “A Century of a Beachside Community”
  • Southwest Oral History Association, Del Mar, CA April 2015 Presentation Title: “Over the Bridge: Creating a Sustainable Oral History Program”
  • Southwest Oral History Association, Phoenix, AZ April 2014 Presentation Title: “German and French Women on the Home Front in Europe and the U.S.”
  • Welebaethan, 2014 CSUF History Journal Article Title: “The Home Front: World War II Daily Conditions for Women in Hitler’s Europe to the Golden State”, Received the Editors’ Choice Award
  • Oral History Association, Oklahoma City, OK October 2013 Presentation Title: “German and French Women on the Home Front in Europe and the U.S.”
  • Acacia Conference, Fullerton, CA March 2013 Presentation Title: “Mechanized Women: Technological Integration of the Home”

Ryan Foland’s 3-1-3 radio show with 70 Degrees Founder Jennifer Keil. We discussed historic preservation techniques used for family, corporate, and local history. Museums are developing unique platforms for you to experience the past with innovative platforms. This included digitization, methodology, and future trends.

Jennifer was podcast guest for the Digital history podcast episode and Red Lipstick Research on Makeup Historian. We discussed redefining what it means to be a historian in the 21st century.

CSUF Radio {ism} Radio 3/25/2014: Jennifer Lynn Keil discusses the overlooked contributions of women during World War II and beyond.

  • American Alliance of Museums
  • Oral History Association
  • Southwest Oral History Association
  • California Society of Archivists
  • National Council of Public History
  • Phi Alpha Theta, Theta- Pi Chapter
  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • History Alumni Association (CSUF)
  • History Students Association (CSUF)
  • Cultural and Public History Association (CSUF)
  • Entrepreneur Society


  • California Association of Museums
  • Creative Mornings
  • Antrepreneur Center (UCI)
  • 1Million Cups Irvine
  • UCI Applied Innovation
  • Flatiron School
  • Library 2.0