Jen Ratliff has dedicated herself to uncovering and sharing the forgotten stories of our collective past. While earning a B.A. from Salem State University in Public History, she created multiple exhibits and digital projects for both Salem Maritime National Historic Site and Salem State University, spotlighting items from their archives and the unique stories behind them. Jen is currently pursuing an M.L.I.S., concentrated in Archives Management, from Simmons University. She continues to consult and collaborate with local cultural heritage organizations and authors, using her background in strategic digital marketing to better engage audiences with history. In 2020, she was appointed to the Salem Cemetery Commission. Jen shares her love for local history on her blog, History by the Sea, as well as her Facebook group, Salem History Exchange

Jen Ratliff
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