Katharina  McAllister

Katharina McAllister

Manager of Interpretive Volunteers

As the Manager of Interpretive Volunteers, Katharina is responsible for recruitment, training and management of interpretive volunteers at the museum.

Katharina is an experienced interpretive program manager, trainer and coach. Prior to working for the Computer History Museum she worked for the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, a large non-profit organization that works in partnership with the National Park Service in San Francisco. She managed the Night Program on Alcatraz Island, the interpretive program designed to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge as well as the @Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz art exhibition, which addressed the broader social implications of incarceration and the possibilities of art as an act of conscience.

Katharina holds a Ph.D. in American literature with a dissertation about the revision of postmodernism and neo-realism, and the short fiction of David Foster Wallace.