Nicole Meldahl

San Francisco, California

Nicole Meldahl moved from Los Angeles to San Francisco to become a beatnik poet in 2002 only to learn she was about fifty years too late. Although disappointed by this realization, she received a B.A. in History from San Francisco State University, and has happily worked as an Archives and Museum Technician at the Golden Gate National Recreation Area for the last nine years (2006-2015. In addition to this work for the National Park Service, she has volunteered as the Registrar and Collections Manager for the Western Neighborhoods Project (WNP), a non-profit organization that seeks to preserve and interpret the history of San Francisco’s western lands, since 2012. She became a board member for the WNP in 2014, and currently works as a freelance historian and contract archivist specializing in local history, photograph collections and family archives of all sizes. Nicole passes her free time as an amateur photographer and blogger focused on local music and the hidden history of San Francisco, where she is a proud resident of the Sunset District. She was recently hired to further promote her love of local history as a Guest Concierge at the California Historical Society, and will be attending the University of San Francisco as a Museum Studies graduate student in the Fall. She also really, really loves cheese and her chubby cat companion (not necessarily in that order).

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  • Work
    • Golden Gate National Recreation Area
  • Education
    • B.A. in History from San Francisco State University
    • MFA, Museum Studies, University of San Francisco