Curriculum Vitae

JENNIFER completed her M.A. in Public and Oral History at CSU, Fullerton. 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 and consultant, 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 2020. She is active with Creative Mornings OC chapter, 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. Jennifer has been a Graphic and Web Designer since 2006 when she started a design firm in Scottsdale, AZ. She uses these skills with machine learning applications for her content management systems. As a writer and editor, her work has been featured in scholarly publications like the CSUF Welebaethan and national conferences.

Keil serves as the President for the Southwest Oral History Association. She has been 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. She is an Archivist for the Moulton Family Foundation. 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. She is a board member of the Museum of Cosmetic History.

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

PRESENTATIONS & PUBLICATIONS:

      • 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
      • UCI 2018 Summer School Lecture, “Digital Archives”
      • 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 – Museums and History Centers in May 2017 and Careers in History Webinar – Public History in October 2015
      • 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”

  • Sara Long stated,”Join me as I sit down with Jennifer Keil to discuss digital history, “the poor historian” myth, and how people are redefining what it means to be a historian in the 21st century! Be sure to follow Jennifer on Instagram! @_70degrees http://70degrees.org/

Sara Long stated, “A few years ago I began examining the history of red lipstick and it remains one of my favorite topics to study. To broaden my research, I began interviewing people about how they feel when they wear red lipstick and/or when they see someone else wearing it. This interview is the first of many that focus on the same research questions. Jennifer Keil agreed to be my guest once again and her insight on the topic was not only helpful but fascinating!”

KUCI Ryan Foland’s 3-1-3 radio show with 70 Degrees Founder Jennifer Keil on August 22, 2018. We discuss historic preservation techniques used for family, corporate, and local history. Museums are developing unique platforms for you to experience the past with innovative platforms. Digitization methodology and future trends are discussed.

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

MEMBERSHIPS:
  • 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

AFFILIATIONS:

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