Director, Cisco Archives
Paula is guiding an innovative partnership between the Museum and Cisco to establish a Cisco corporate archives on the threshold of Cisco's 30th anniversary.
Prior to taking on the Cisco Archives role, Paula was Director of Collections, engaging in department strategic planning and development while directing the work of the collections staff focused on archives initiatives, acquisitions, digital preservation, and providing access to the Museum's collections. When first on board at the Museum, she oversaw the Museum's archival collection. Paula has played a key role in providing online access to the Museum's collection.
Paula has more than twenty years of experience with archival and museum collections in a variety of organizations. Prior to joining CHM, she was Project Director for Silicon Valley History Online. She has been an archivist at History San Jose and the GLBT Historical Society in San Francisco, and was the American Civil Liberties Union Project Archivist at Princeton University.
Paula received a Master of Information and Library Studies from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She is a member of the California State Historical Records Advisory Board and a number of professional organizations including the California Association of Museums, Society of American Archivists and the Society of California Archivists.