Jennifer Birnel has a Masters of Education degree, a BS in Middle Grades Education, and BA in Organizational Communications. She taught middle school language arts and social studies for 12 years. She was hired by the State Library in 2011 as a technology trainer. In 2013 she became the Montana Memory Project Director for the Montana State Library. The Montana Memory Project is a digital library of items related to Montana history and culture. In this role she oversees the ongoing implementation of this project including the addition of new collections, website design, and communication with the MMP membership. She recruits new content contributors and provides training and technical support.

Jennifer was born and raised in Conrad, Montana and now lives in Choteau where she works as a remote employee. She enjoys travel, camping, kayaking, and reading in her hammock.

Jennifer Birnel, Project Director
Montana Memory Project