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Kerri is the Historypin Engagement Manager, based in San Francisco. She has worked on a number of projects including the crowdsourced-based Year of the Bay, and is currently working with the US National Archives on a WWI and WWII moving image engagement project.

She is responsible for building and managing community relationships in San Francisco, helping implement and experiment with new audience participation strategies to promote dynamic and engaging programs within the cultural heritage sector. Kerri also manages our US internship programs.

Kerri discovered Historypin studying Public History in London, joined us for an internship, and has been a full member of the team since returning to the US.

Kerri has extensive experience volunteering in the museum and cultural heritage sector, from The National Trust and Historic Royal Palaces, to The Oakland Museum of California and San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency.

Kerri holds a Diploma in Visual Arts from San Francisco School of the Arts, a Bachelor of Arts in History from The University of California, Berkeley, and a Master's degree in Public History from the Royal Holloway, University of London.

Never letting work become work, Kerri uses her spare time to explore the real-life locations of photos pinned to Historypin with friends and family.

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Taking a User-Centered Design Approach with the US National Archives

July 14, 2016

Historypin began working with the US National Archives in 2014 to take a user-centered design approach to cultural heritage and develop a broad strategy of community engagement. With a focus on NARA’s Wartime Films, we’ve worked with leading curators and preservationists at NARA to begin reaching much broader audiences and increase awareness and creative reuse of the United States’ rich cultural heritage.

Jon Voss and Kerri Young

From Crowdsourcing to Knowledge Communities: Creating Meaningful Scholarship Through Digital Collaboration

April 2, 2015

In this paper, we share some of the findings of our Mellon-funded crowdsourcing research with Stanford University, with a focus on tools we found helpful in the process of identification, outreach, and collaboration with knowledge communities.

Jon Voss and Kerri Young

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