Phoebe McDougal

Historian | Enthusiastic Sleuth

“The best part of my job is the people. I love working with others to discover what they are passionate about and make their vision a reality.”

Work at HAI

At HAI, Phoebe is a historian, writer, content developer, and project manager. In her time with the company, Phoebe has managed a wide variety of projects, ranging from exhibit content development and historical research to multimedia and image acquisition. Always equipped with a friendly smile and a list of creative ideas, Phoebe is passionate about her projects and is always willing to go the extra mile for her clients.  

Phoebe thrives on collaboration and enjoys working closely with her coworkers. Whether hunting down missing archival documents and images or finding the perfect personal story to highlight in an exhibit, Phoebe uses her experience and natural curiosity to find the answer.

Her clients include: 

  • American Battle Monuments Commission
  • Americans in Wartime Museum
  • College Football Hall of Fame
  • Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum
  • Farm Credit Administration
  • Gwynnie Bee 
  • Hot Springs National Park
  • Museum of the American Revolution 
  • National Center for Civil and Human Rights
  • National World War II Museum
  • Olympic National Park 
  • Pearson Education
  • Sazerac House 
Path to HAI

Prior to joining HAI, Phoebe worked as an education center associate at Mount Vernon, where she conducted educational programming for young visitors. She has also interned at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and the British Parliament. Phoebe graduated magna cum laude from Goucher College, where she majored in history and political science and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. She studied abroad with the London School of Economics, where she conducted research in comparative politics and British public policy.