Company: Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island
Location: Jersey City, NJ
A history buff, Diana Pardue went to school to earn a degree in the subject. After graduating, she pursued a career in the field and, eventually, was directed to the National Park Service. Today, Ms Pardue is the chief of the museum services division for the Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island. She takes great pride in her work and has had the pleasure of creating the Ellis Island Museum by developing and managing various programs. In her role, she oversees all cultural resources, the museum collection, exhibits and media, manages the research library, oral history program, and audiovisual staff, which runs two movie theaters, develops storage plans, conducts an annual inventory of the museum collection, manages exhibit staff, and maintains the permanent exhibits, and three to four temporary exhibits per year, as well as all audiovisual components for exhibits. Ms. Pardue is seen as a expert in her field and has publicly discussed the development of the Ellis Island Immigration Museum, as well as has been published in various publications. She received numerous awards for her work and attributes her 40 years of success to making the right connections, which have allowed her to do a wide variety of history-related things.
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