Jennifer Orme

Archivist | History Protector

“I am dedicated to making sure that history is preserved and accessible for future generations.”

Work at HAI

At HAI, Jenni is an archivist and records manager who is dedicated to understanding, organizing, and preserving archival collections. She collaborates with her clients to survey and process collections in an efficient and effective way. Each project is unique, but her goal remains the same—longevity and accessibility. A flexible and interdisciplinary team member, Jenni has also worked on content development projects, obtaining high resolution multimedia for museum exhibits.

Jenni’s work has taken her all across the United States and around the world. She enjoys working with diverse subject matter and file formats, and seizes upon the opportunity to dive deep into a collection to thoroughly understand its content and history.

Her clients include: 

  • American Battle Monuments Commission
  • Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum
  • Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Experience
  • National Library of Medicine
  • Santa Clara University
  • Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
  • U.S. National Park Service
Path to HAI

Before joining HAI in 2016, Jenni held several archival internships that honed her understanding of different collection types. She worked at Crain Communications in Detroit, Michigan, the National Archives in Seattle, Washington, and at Michigan State University.  Jenni also spent a summer in Italy helping to preserve and restore 16th-century paper documents.  

In 2015, Jenni received a master’s degree in Library and Information Science with a certificate in Archival Administration at Wayne State University. She holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Grand Valley State University.